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Mr. Pickholz is a former national Assistant Director of the Securities and Exchange Commission's Division of Enforcement in Washington, D.C. and Chief of the Branch of Enforcement in New York. During his tenure with the SEC, Mr. Pickholz was involved in many high-profile cases involving accounting firms, corporate financial statement fraud, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and individual defendants of renown.
Mr. Pickholz is the author of the treatise titled Securities Crimes and is the co-author of chapters in leading treatises on accountants' liability, insider trading and section 16(b) liabilities. He has authored over 50 articles and is a frequent guest on CNBC, NBC, Fox News, and the BBC and quoted in domestic and foreign financial publications.
Matthew L. Schwartz is a Partner in the New York City office of Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP, where he focuses on government and internal investigations, white collar defense, regulatory compliance, and complex civil litigation. An experienced courtroom lawyer who has first-chaired numerous jury and non-jury trials and argued more than a dozen federal appeals, he joined the firm in January 2015 after more than nine years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Manhattan.
As a member of that office’s Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force, Mr. Schwartz led a number of high-profile matters, including the deferred prosecution agreement with JPMorgan on BSA/AML charges; the “London Whale” investigation; and all aspects of the Government’s investigation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities. He is a three-time recipient of the John Marshall Award, the Department of Justice’s highest honor for lawyers.