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February 20, 2014
SEC Defends Internal Whistleblower Protections At 2nd Circ.
Following an amicus brief filing by the SEC in which the agency told the Second Circuit that the anti-retaliation provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act apply to both employees who report misconduct directly to the SEC as well as to those who report misconduct internally, Jordan A. Thomas noted that the enforcing whistleblower protections are of...
In The News
February 6, 2014
SAC’s Martoma Found Guilty of Insider Trading
The Washington Post
Regarding whether or not Mathew Martoma will implicate his former boss and hedge fund billionaire owner Stephen Cohen, Jordan Thomas, Partner and Chair of the Whistleblower Representation Practice at [prior firm] says, “…if he’s facing many years in jail, he could choose to cooperate. His value to the government is less because he’s told one...
In The News
January 27, 2014
Whistling Down the Wind: The Pitfalls and Possibilities of the Dodd-Frank Whistleblowing Program
“The program is off to a great start,” he says, speaking of the whistleblower provision of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. “Compare it to other programs, like the IRS Whistleblower program, took a long time to get off the ground. In the very short time of its existence, the SEC...
In The News
January 27, 2014
Why 2014 Could be Huge for Corporate Whistleblowers
The Wall Street Journal
The agency has handed out only one large award since the program’s inception in 2011, but officials have promised more big bounties soon. The number of whistleblower tips submitted to the agency will also continue to grow, predicts Jordan Thomas, partner and chair of the whistleblower representation practice at [prior firm].
In The News
December 17, 2013
SEC Fines Hit Record $3.4B In 2013
“The fact that they’re opening so many investigations suggests that the quality of tips they’re receiving is improving,” Thomas said Tuesday. “Part of that is due to the success of the whistleblower program. The SEC has also become far more sophisticated in collecting and analyzing data.” In the past, the SEC had to collect evidence...
In The News
December 12, 2013
Justice Department Benefits from SEC Whistleblower Tips
Risk & Compliance Journal
Individuals submitting whistleblower tips to the SEC often also send them directly to the Justice Department. The SEC can also refer a case stemming from a tip to the Justice Department and pass on the actual tip if the whistleblower consents, said Jordan Thomas, partner and chair of the whistleblower representation practice at [prior firm],...
In The News
December 5, 2013
A whistleblower wants to take away private equity’s ‘crack cocaine’
“For almost a decade, many of the largest and most prominent private equity firms appear to have chosen to increase their bottom line without subjecting themselves to the oversight, limitations and expenses of the required broker dealer regulatory regime,” Thomas said. He estimates that private equity firms have made more than $2 billion dollars in...
In The News
December 2, 2013
Private Equity Has a Whistleblower Problem
Thomas says that he has no personal opinion on the appropriateness of transaction fees in general, but clearly believes that private equity firms have been violating securities laws by charging them without first registering as broker-dealers. And given how much money private equity firms are managing – not to mention those on the other sides...
In The News
December 1, 2013
Whistle-blower Tries to Shed Light on Private-Equity Transaction Fees
Crain's New York Business
Now a senior private-equity insider is trying to shine light on these little-known payments, which can constitute a sizable slug of revenue at the firms. The insider filed a whistle-blower complaint earlier this year with the Securities and Exchange Commission in which he contends that private-equity firms are violating federal securities law because they are...
In The News
November 25, 2013
Is the SEC’s New Enforcement Zeal for Real?
SEC Chairman White publicly declared her intent to get tougher on Wall Street. Bloomberg columnist William D. Cohan believes [Jordan Thomas][prior firm][‘s] Deutsche Bank whistleblower suit may be the case that illustrates the new SEC administration’s position. Although Ben-Artzi’s complaint is confidential, his attorney, Jordan Thomas, a partner at [prior firm] and a former senior...
In The News
November 19, 2013
Awards, Legal Protection Incentivizing More Whistleblowers, SEC Reports
Corporate Secretary
In fiscal year 2013, the SEC has paid out $15 million to whistleblowers with information on securities fraud that lead to successful enforcement. The number of tips from whistleblowers in and outside of the US continues to grow each year. “Given the global nature of the financial markets, it makes sense that so many complaints...
In The News
November 18, 2013
Corporate Whistleblowers: Canadians, Chinese, & Brits, In SEC Whistleblower Program Report
International Business Times
Tips from international sources grew more than 18 percent from the last fiscal year, said whistle-blower specialist and attorney Jordan Thomas to International Business Times. “Given the global nature of the financial market, it’s not surprising that the SEC is seeing tips from outside the U.S.,” said Thomas to IBTimes on Monday. In fiscal 2013,...
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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