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09 Aug 2016

The SEC Whistleblower Attorney  0

In 2010, whistleblowers from all over broke their silence, when they reported that there was a wide variety of security violations that were significant to the SEC. This came after the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act had been enacted by congress, this was followed by the most sweeping overhaul within the U.S. financial regulation, having an impact that had not occurred since the Great Depression. Among important reforms that were done, the Dodd-Frank Act had established a new program for whistleblower’s that helped in providing significant financial incentives and employment protection to individuals who reported the possible violations for federal security laws through the Securities and Exchange Commission’s. Labaton Sucharow, in a response to the historic legislation, was the first law firm within the country that would establish the practice that focused exclusively on advocating for and protecting SEC whistleblowers. In accordance with building the firm’s market-leading securities litigation platform, the whistleblower representation practice leveraged on a world-class in-house team made up of financial analysts, investigators, and forensic accountants in state and federal law enforcement experience that would provide an unparalleled representation to whistleblowers. Jordan A. Thomas led this practice, Thomas was a former Assistant Chief Litigation Counsel and the Assistant Director for the Division of Enforcement for the SEC. While at SEC, Jordan also had a leadership role within the development for the Whistleblower Program, his role included final implementing rules and drafting of the proposed legislation.

Under the rules of the Whistleblower Program, SEC was required to pay 10-30% of monetary sanctions to eligible whistleblowers that was collects in result of successful enforcement actions for SEC, or actions that the sanctions that exceeded one million dollars. If the threshold was met, the whistleblowers could also be eligible to receive additional awards that were based on monetary sanctions that were collected through related actions that were brought by other regulatory, as well as law enforcement organizations. With the Dodd-Frank Act set in place, it prohibited the retaliation of employers against the whistleblowers, who would report to SEC as pursuant to program rules. Along with this, whistleblowers can also report any possible securities violations that may have anonymously been represented by attorney’s. For more information on the SEC Whistleblower Program, or for requesting a case evaluation, the Whistleblower Representation Team may be contacted in several ways, some ways include by email, telephone or electronic submission through secwhistlebloweradvocate.com.

11 Mar 2016

A New York City Lawyer Is Helping Homeless Animals  0

There are many attorneys in New York have who have worked hard for the city’s residents. First of all, they have used their life to pursue a career that defends the rights of others. Second, many New York City lawyers have reached out to the community in a variety of ways.

One example of this is a lawyer named Ross Abelow. He has been working in New York City for more than 25 years as a family and matrimonial lawyer. Besides working extremely hard for his clients, he gets involved in different projects that benefit the community. For example, he has recently started a winter fundraiser that will benefit homeless animals in New York City. Individuals can help raise $5,000 that will be given to animal shelters in New York City. They can donate to the fund by going to Go Fund Me and looking for the name Ross Abelow.

This is an especially urgent matter to deal with. As the temperatures drop in New York City, homeless animals can become very ill and even die. Even though there are many individuals who work hard at animal shelters, there is simply not enough funding to take care of all the animals that need help. Also, space is limited. With the money that is raised in the Go Fund Me account, more funds will be on hand to take care of the problems that animal shelters in New York City are experiencing. Funds can be used to increase the amount of space that is available. Also, there will be more money on hand to purchase things like food, blankets, and medicine for animals that are sick.

Many individuals have benefited from the legal and financial blogs that are posted by Ross Abelow. He maintains an active presence online. He has a personal blog where he will address a variety of legal issues. Also, he regularly posts information where he has social media accounts, including with Mashable and Facebook. At times, he will contribute articles to popular blog sites, like Crown Point New York.

It is important for as many individuals as possible to get involved in helping to raise money for this winter fundraiser. The more individuals who contribute, the more quickly the problem can be solved. Not only will this resolve a short-term issue. When animals are placed in shelters, they are put in an adoption program where they can find forever homes.