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February 8, 2022
Reuters: Surge in SEC whistleblower awards sparks legal practice boomlet
For Reuters, Diana Novak Jones reports on a developing trend with Jordan Thomas and SEC Whistleblower Advocates PLLC on the forefront.  Namely, the emergence of firms completely specializing in representing whistleblowers who wish to report wrongdoing under the SEC’s whistleblower program. Jordan is on record describing the program as having reached a significant level of...
In The News
January 24, 2022
Jordan Thomas’s Army of Whistle-Blowers
The New Yorker
Inspired and encouraged by our courageous clients, Jordan Thomas agreed to participate in a no holds barred interview with The New Yorker. Described as “[p]erhaps the foremost attorney representing such [SEC] whistle-blowers,” the extended profile explores his extraordinary life, legal career, and whistleblower clients.
In The News
January 4, 2022
Ex-Labaton Team Forms Firm For SEC Whistleblowers
For Law360, Sue Reisinger reports on the new law firm established by Jordan Thomas and colleagues, SEC Whistleblower Advocates PLLC – the nation’s first devoted exclusively to representing whistleblowers. In addition to Jordan, who was a principal architect of the SEC’s whistleblower program during his time there, the firm also boasts four other former senior-level...
Articles & Perspectives
January 4, 2022
Labaton’s Jordan Thomas Splits to Form SEC Whistleblower Law Firm
(Reuters) – An article by David Thomas reported on the moves of Jordan Thomas and his whistleblower group colleagues – including former SEC attorneys Richard Levine, Michael Stevenson, Timothy Warren and Robert Wilson – from their prior firm to SEC Whistleblower Advocates.  All of the group’s clients are coming with them to the new firm,...
In The News
January 4, 2022
Five Senior SEC Alumni Launch the Nation’s First Law Firm Exclusively Dedicated to Representing SEC Whistleblowers
Move Reflects a Bullish View of the SEC Whistleblower Program and its Future New York, NY January 4, 2022—Established by five former senior SEC attorneys, SEC Whistleblower Advocates PLLC is the nation’s first law firm exclusively dedicated to representing SEC whistleblowers. The founders are Jordan Thomas, Chair, (former SEC Assistant Director), Richard Levine (former SEC...
In The News
November 18, 2021
Compliance Officer Sues As Whistleblower
On November 18, 2021, online service/publication Regulatory Compliance Watch published an article by Carl Ayers entitled “Compliance officer sues as whistleblower.”  As the title suggests, the article focuses on a lawsuit brought by a former compliance officer who worked at J.P. Morgan Chase, alleging she was terminated after “she repeatedly tried to address material misconduct...
In The News
SEC Office of the Whistleblower FY 2021 Annual Report
It was another year of exponential growth for the SEC’s whistleblower program.  In November, the agency’s Office of the Whistleblower released its annual report for FY 2021, with the headline reveal that more whistleblower awards were made in that one year than in all prior years combined.  Specifically, the agency reported that 108 whistleblowers received...
Reports & Surveys
November 15, 2021
Telework Emboldens Tipsters
Jordan Thomas, prominent whistleblower attorney and former SEC official who helped set up the agency’s whistleblower program a decade ago, was tapped for his perspective on the current state of the program by Matt Robinson and Benjamin Bain in a Bloomberg article published on November 15, 2021. For its fiscal year ended September 30, 2021,...
Articles & Perspectives
November 5, 2021
SEC Names New Whistleblower Program Chief
On November 5, 2021, for the Wall Street Journal, Mengqi Sun reported on the SEC’s new whistleblower program Chief: Nicole Creola Kelly.  “Cree,” an SEC veteran with 20+ years of experience, replaced acting Chief Emily Pasquinelli, who had been in the role since the departure of long-time Chief Jane Norberg in April 2021. Prominent whistleblower...
In The News
August 6, 2021
SEC Pauses Enforcement of Some Whistleblower Program Rules
The Wall Street Journal
A very welcome development for SEC whistleblowers was reported in the Wall Street Journal on August 6, 2021 by reporter Mengqi Sun. Attorney advocate Jordan Thomas was quoted regarding the subject and result, toward which he has extended considerable effort and personal resources. In a nutshell, the development was an announcement by SEC Chairman Gary...
In The News
August 5, 2021
SEC Whistleblower Actions Create Agency Rift, Halt Lawsuit
On August 5, 2021, reporter Al Barbarino released a follow-up article on about the SEC’s approach to two rules amendments enacted late last year. Earlier in the week, Mr. Barbarino reported on a statement released by SEC Chairman Gary Gensler revealing that he had directed agency staff to prepare revisions to the amendments for...
Articles & Perspectives
August 2, 2021
SEC to Review Controversial Whistleblower Rule Changes
In a sign that the SEC has started to hear the chorus of concerns about two rules amendments enacted late last year that disincentivize would-be whistleblowers, the Commission announced on August 2, 2021 its intent to potentially revise them. As reported by Al Barbarino on, SEC Chairman Gary Gensler released a statement that he...
Articles & Perspectives
March 19, 2018
Whistleblowers Represented by Jordan Thomas Earn Largest SEC Whistleblower Awards in History
New York, NY (March 19, 2018) – The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that it will award a group of whistleblowers more than $83 million, the largest awards announced since the SEC Whistleblower Program was established seven years ago. Represented by Jordan Thomas, the whistleblowers’ tips led to a landmark enforcement action that resulted in Merrill...
In The News
March 20, 2018
Once an SEC Regulator, Now Thriving as a Lawyer for Whistleblowers
The New York Times
In a profile piece published in The New York Times, Whistleblower Practice Chair Jordan A. Thomas talks about his decision to travel “the road not taken,” and how it has benefited those in difficult professional positions. After dealing with a traumatic upbringing and seeking emancipation from his parents at the age of 15, Thomas went...
In The News
July 29, 2019
2019 Half-Time Report
The SEC Whistleblower Program: Where Wall Street Answers to Main Street
We are pleased to bring our clients and friends a midyear report to highlight key awards, trends and issues of import in the SEC whistleblower arena. It’s an exciting time for whistleblowers, and, by extension, investors at large. Since the program’s roll-out, the Commission has received nearly 30,000 tips from 119 countries. Most remarkable, as...
Articles & Perspectives
May 30, 2019
NPR Features Jordan Thomas on Planet Money Podcast, “The Whistleblower Whisperer”
NPR Planet Money
Leading SEC whistleblower attorney Jordan Thomas was featured on NPR’s Planet Money podcast.  In the episode “The Whistleblower Whisperer,” Jordan tells Planet Money co-host Jacob Goldstein about his work representing whistleblowers who provided evidence to the SEC that led to landmark enforcement actions against Wall Street’s biggest banks, including Merrill Lynch and JP Morgan.  Jordan also...
In The News
October 5, 2018
Jordan A. Thomas Named Whistleblower “Lawyer of the Year”
Press Release
New York, NY – October 5, 2018 – [Jordan Thomas][prior firm][‘s] is pleased to announce that its leading SEC whistleblower attorney Jordan A. Thomas, a principal architect of the SEC Whistleblower Program who established the nation’s first law practice exclusively focused on SEC whistleblowers, has been named a 2018 “Lawyer of the Year” by the Taxpayers...
In The News
Named one of the top whistleblower practices/attorneys in the country by The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, NPR and The New Yorker
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