jimbeetle - 10:55 pm on Apr 22, 2013 (gmt 0)
Well, the SEO company, acting as your agent built the links, so I guess it's up to you to get them removed.
Google wants to see a good faith effort to remove links before submitting a disavow file and reconsideration request. The only thing you can do is contact as many of the linking sites as possible and see what happens. (And keep records of your progress for when you submit a disavow file and reconsideration request.)