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Thought leadership isn't something that we periodically do, it's a fundamental part of our organizational DNA. We have always felt it was our duty to speak out against corporate wrongdoing and to speak up for whistleblowers. So when it comes to the SEC Whistleblower Program, we write, speak, tweet, post, moderate and educate more than any other firm in the world.

August 26, 2017
Dealbook: James Staley’s Series of Unfortunate Events
The New York Times
Chair of the Firm’s Whistleblower Representation Practice Jordan A. Thomas, was recently quoted in an article profiling James E. Staley, Chief Executive of Barclays bank. The article focuses on Staley’s investigation by British bank regulators for trying to unmask a whistleblower who criticized the competency of one of his senior hires, Tim Main, formerly of JP...
In The News
August 15, 2017
A 2017 Rewind of SEC Enforcement Activity
While early reports suggested that regulatory enforcement in 2017 was on the decline, the year turned out to be quite impressive. In fact, the SEC was as busy as ever, logging another record year for enforcement activity. Looking at data compiled in our SEC Sanctions Database, which tracks a subset of enforcement actions that resulted...
Articles & Perspectives
August 7, 2017
Riding the Whistleblower Wave
In a recent article about the growing number of in-house whistleblower retaliation claims, as well as the expansion of whistleblower rights, Jordan A. Thomas remarked on the government’s commitment to the Whistleblower Program under a new SEC Chair. According to the article, the SEC has received almost as many whistleblower claims in the past...
In The News
August 1, 2017
SEC Whistleblower Award Sends Message to Government Employees
The Wall Street Journal
A $2.5 million award announced by the SEC last week didn’t include the name of the agency where the person worked, the company involved in the misconduct or the nature of the conduct involved, but lawyers representing tipsters and companies in whistleblower cases drew lessons from a footnote attached to the order. The footnote delineated...
In The News
July 20, 2017
Dodd Frank: Whistleblower Program
New York Law Journal
What is the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act? In 2010, President Obama signed into law the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. At more than 2,000 pages, the Act was the most sweeping financial reform effort since the Great Depression. Sponsored by Senator Christopher Dodd and Representative Barney Frank in...
Articles & Perspectives
July 19, 2017
Justices’ Securities Docket Could Reflect Class Action Focus
Bloomberg BNA Securities Law Daily
In a recent Bloomberg BNA article discussing cases on the U.S. Supreme Court’s upcoming docket, Firm partner Jordan A. Thomas offers his perspective on how the cases might proceed. Chair of the Firm’s Whistleblower Representation Practice, Thomas remarked on Digital Realty Trust, Inc. v. Somers, a decision requiring reporting to the Securities and Exchange Commission...
In The News
June 27, 2017
FCPA Compliance Report: Episode 338
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report
Partner Steven J. Durham was featured on a podcast with FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report to discuss his background and how partner Jordan A. Thomas created the Firm’s whistleblower practice after leaving the SEC. He relates what the SEC Whistleblower Program is and how it has worked to pay out over $150 million in bounties....
Webinars, Videos & Podcasts
June 27, 2017
Supreme Court to Review Scope Of Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Protections
Jordan A. Thomas muses on possible effects the Supreme Court may have on whistleblower protections As the U.S. Supreme Court considers whether corporate whistleblowers are shielded form retaliation if they only report alleged misconduct internally rather than go straight to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), partner Jordan A. Thomas discussed the potential outcomes in...
In The News
May 24, 2017
Whistleblower Practice Expands With Three Ex-SEC, DOJ Hires
Global Investigations Review
Securities litigation firm [Jordan Thomas][prior firm][‘s] announced on 23 May it has hired former DOJ and SEC officials to bolster its whistleblower practice. The hires in the firm’s new Washington DC and Chicago offices are experienced former US Securities and Exchange Commission and Department of Justice attorneys. Steve Durham served for more than two decades...
In The News
May 24, 2017
Whistleblower Practice Bulks Up
Bloomberg Law
[Jordan Thomas][prior firm][‘s] has bulked up its whistle- blower practice by adding three veteran enforcement attorneys to its roster. The three new partners include Timothy L. Warren, who until recently was acting director of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Chicago Regional Office. He will be joined by Robert G. Wilson, a former Enforcement Division branch...
In The News
May 23, 2017
SEC Whistleblower Practice Adds 3
A recent article in Law360 highlights the growth of [Jordan Thomas][prior firm][‘s] Whistleblower Representation Practice.
In The News
May 23, 2017
Labaton Sucharow Expands SEC Whistleblower Practice With Hire of Three Ex-SEC and DOJ Officials
The American Lawyer
Labaton Sucharow, a leading plaintiffs-side securities litigation firm, has bulked up its U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission whistleblower practice, adding three new partners in Washington, D.C., and Chicago. In a statement issued Tuesday, Labaton announced the arrival of former federal prosecutor Steven Durham and former SEC enforcement officials Timothy Warren and Robert Wilson. With the...
In The News
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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