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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.

November 18, 2013
What The SEC Whistleblower Report Means For Companies
The Securities and Exchange Commission’s whistleblower program saw an uptick in tips in its second full year up and running, according to an annual report to Congress. The agency received 3,238 tips in the 2013 fiscal year, which ended Sept. 30, up about 8% from 3,001 tips the year prior. The program launched near the...
In The News
October 31, 2013
With Sixth Payout, SEC Whistleblower Program Gains Steam
Legal Times
[Jordan Thomas][prior firm][‘s] earlier this year commissioned a survey of financial industry professionals and found that 89 percent said they’d be willing to report wrongdoing to the SEC once they understood it could be done anonymously, that they were protected against retaliation and that they could receive a monetary award. The survey also found that...
In The News
October 3, 2013
The Anonymous SEC Whistleblower Award of $14M is a Game Changer
“Earlier awards involved small Ponzi-type schemes where there was little money [fine] to pay to a whistleblower.  But this [$14 M] appears to be from a firm that is an ongoing concern,” he said. According to Thomas, who was a former Assistant Director and Assistant Chief Litigation Counsel in the Division of Enforcement at the...
In The News
October 2, 2013
Is SEC Whistleblower Program Underregulated?
Advertising by lawyers is subject to state bar rules – but not all of the ads inviting tips from potential SEC whistleblowers are by law firms. “If you look at the advertisements from some of these shady groups, they’re misleading,” said Thomas, who told me he’s seen non-lawyer ads trying to claim credit for whistleblower...
In The News
September 30, 2013
Shutdown, Bad Precedent for Debt Ceiling: Herrmann
Bloomberg TV
In The News
September 19, 2013
JPMorgan Admits Responsibility over ‘London Whale’
WNYC Radio
In The News
Microcap Stock: A Guide for Investors
“Information about “microcap stocks”—low priced stocks issued by the smallest companies—may be difficult to find. When reliable information is scarce, fraudsters can easily spread false information about microcap companies, making profits while creating losses for unsuspecting investors.” This publication may be helpful to potential whistleblowers that are concerned about their employer’s transactions involving microcap stocks.
Rules & Regs
September 11, 2013
Ex-Wall Street Chieftains Living Large in Post-Meltdown World
Philadelphia Inquirer
Since that time, the Justice Department has walked back those statements and assured lawmakers and the public that they have aggressively investigated and pursued any criminal acts related to the financial crisis. The hurdle, officials say, is that to prove a crime, they must prove intent. That means if the government wanted to bring charges...
In The News
September 6, 2013
Potential Wal-Mart SEC Fine Could Be Massive: Securities LawyerPotential Wal-Mart SEC Fine Could Be Massive: Securities Lawyer
International Business Times
The SEC declined to comment to IBTimes on any potential ongoing investigation, as per its usual policy, but Thomas said there’s no serious doubt that such an investigation is happening. “What is maybe open is who is responsible, and what’s the price that WalMart is going to have to pay,” said Thomas, who worked as...
In The News
Phishing Fraud: How to Avoid Getting Fried by Phony Phishermen
“This alert describes how to avoid “phishing scams,” which involve the use of fraudulent emails and copy-cat websites to trick you into revealing valuable personal information, including account numbers and the login IDs and passwords you use to access online financial services providers. Be aware that fraudsters who collect this information then use it to...
Rules & Regs
Accredited Investors
“The SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy is issuing this Investor Bulletin to educate individual investors about what it means to be an “accredited investor.””
Rules & Regs
Advertising for Unregistered Securities Offerings
“The SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy is issuing this Investor Alert to educate individual investors about advertisements and announcements for investment opportunities in certain securities offerings. General advertising is permitted in certain offerings as a result of rules adopted by the SEC as required by the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act.” This...
Rules & Regs
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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