The Labaton Sucharow is reputable law company that was formed to offer plaintiff representation about five decades ago. The firm has currently developed itself to provide its services to people who volunteer to give critical intelligence to the Securities and Exchange Commission about organizations that do not follow the federal and state securities laws. The company has structured itself well to file litigations, and this has enabled it to offer unparalleled service to its clients. An informant who had hired the services of the company was recently offered a reward of $17 million. This amount was the second largest that any whistleblower has ever been given by the commission.
The SEC used the intelligence that its informant provided to uncover how a frontrunner company in the financial sector was being involved in illegal activities. The Commission only provided a few details about the case to avoid accidental exposure of the identity of its source. It also advises the whistleblowers to hire attorneys for them to maintain their anonymity. Making themselves known to the public will lead to possible blacklisting by the employers. Jordan A. Thomas who has been supervising the legal service that the company offers to its whistleblowers believes that the informant was right to contact the SEC. Mr. Thomas has been in the financial sector for long, and his accomplishments include being on the team that created the protection plan and being the deputy director of the organization.
The SEC has been putting in a lot of effort to make sure that every individual feels comfortable when reporting a case. They do not ask for any consultation fees, and translators are availed to assist foreigners who may have difficulties in speaking and understanding English. The whistleblower protection program also demands that job security should be guaranteed to the informants and a financial motivation, which is approximately a third of the collected sanctions. The Congress passed the Investors Protection Fund, which is devoted to ensuring that the incentives are offered to the whistleblowers in time. $400 has been deposited in the account, and it is regularly replenished.
Labaton Sucharow has specialized in offering legal representation to the whistleblowers. All members of its staff who include attorneys, private detectives, forensic specialists, and financial analysts are committed to ensuring that the clients are given high-quality services. The firm’s customer service has been recognized by various international bodies that deal with legal issues.
The practice of law in Brazil requires a diverse knowledge and practice. Similar to the US, those desiring the title of attorney-at-law must complete a lengthy scholastic regime. Brazil requires a five-year program though, adding two years of study to what US lawyers complete. Like the US, Brazil requires a bar examination which consists of two parts: a multiple choice exam and a written exam.
Legal practice in Brazil continues to grow in the areas of the environment, mining and minerals, agribusiness and oil. Future growth could occur in area of foreign business and investments as the Brazilian government contemplates relaxing regulation of national resources and agricultural real estate to encourage foreign investors. One Brazilian attorney poised to meet these growing needs is Ricardo Tosto.
The bi-lingual Tosto practices law at the firm of Leite, Tosto e Barros, a firm he founded, offering services in Portuguese and English. The firm specializes in banking and finance law including bankruptcy and tax litigation. Tosto’s firm also handles criminal matters, environmental and labor cases. The practice received the International Law Office Client Choice Award in 2013.
Although the respected attorney’s practice remains in demand, he assembled a team of 35 attorneys at his firm to handle pro bono cases, meaning they undertake the cases free of charge. His pro bono service represents Best Buddies, a non-profit organization that offers mentors and guidance to intellectually and developmentally disabled individuals. Tosto also co-authored the book, The Process of Tiradentes, with colleague Paulo Mendonça Guilherme Lopes.
New York attorney Ross Abelow needs your help. Abelow’s mission is to raise $5,000 to aid At-Risk vulnerable homeless animals in New York City. Some vulnerable animals are at risk of freezing to death in particular when temperatures drop during the winter. These animals have nowhere to go to keep warm, get food or to receive needed medical help. Abelow started a GoFundMe campaign January 13, 2016 to help aid distressed animals in need and the shelters that look after these abandoned animals.
The contributions raised for the GoFundMe campaign go directly to New York City Shelters to buy blankets, provide food, locate additional shelter, purchase medical supplies and provide medical assistance. Plenty of shelters lack funds or additional space to take in additional homeless animals. The donation collected can help New York City shelters support and located dedicated families to help care for these animals in need.
Abelow is dedicated to helping support distressed animals in New York City. This cause is dear and near to Abelow’s heart. He envisioned helping as many distressed and lonely animals as he possible can.
Lover of animals and animal enthusiast can donate to this important fundraiser today. Your donations will help shelters relieve the stress and pain some homeless animals have experienced. Donations help keep homeless animals off the street, feed distressed animals and provide animals with much needed medical assistance.
New York attorney Abelow is a partner at Abelow & Cassandro LLP. He specializes in entertainment law, family law and commercial litigation. Abelow has proven versatility and expertise in numerous fields when most attorneys focus on one field.
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