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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 11, 2013
Whistleblower Debate Emerges in Court Cases
The Wall Street Journal
On the other hand, tips that could have remained internal might now also be lodged with the SEC. Internal whistleblower programs are often meant to be the first place employees air concerns—and they can be used to catch wrongdoing early and deal with it discreetly, though companies might choose to eventually self-disclose some of that...
In The News
U.S. Financial Services Industry Survey – Wall Street in Crisis: A Perfect Storm Looming,
Reports & Surveys
July 24, 2013
Sprint Case May Lead To More Tax FCAs: Whistleblower Rep
“The New York Attorney General’s Office has been aggressive in developing cases in the false claims arena,” said Thomas, a former SEC director who helped craft the federal agency’s whistleblower program. “Law enforcement authorities are practical. They focus on what works. If New York state starts racking up results, Washington and other states would likely...
In The News
July 19, 2013
Wall Street Faces Growing Ethical Crisis
The Street
“Many in the financial services industry appear to have lost their moral compass, and younger professionals pose the greatest threat to investors,” said Jordan Thomas, partner at [prior firm]. “Wall Street needs to take the first step toward recovery and admit that it has a corporate ethics problem, or Main Street should brace itself for...
In The News
July 18, 2013
Survey Reveals Widespread Wall Street Misconduct, Need for Whistleblowers
Compliance Week
“Wall Street needs to take the first step toward recovery and admit that it has a corporate ethics problem,” said Jordan Thomas, partner and Chair of the Whistleblower Representation Practice at [prior firm] and former assistant director and assistant chief litigation counsel for the Securities and Exchange Commission. Thomas played a leadership role in the...
In The News
July 18, 2013
Survey Says ‘Wall Street Is Facing An Ethical Crisis’
According to [law firm] partner and Chair of the Whistleblower Representation Practice, Jordan Thomas, “Internal reporting of wrongdoing depends on one thing, ‘trust,'” he said in an interview. “If the employees cannot trust their organization then the system fails.” “There are plenty of good people on Wall Street, but for those who are not, we...
In The News
July 17, 2013
The Morning Risk Report: Conditions Ripe for SEC Whistleblowers
The Wall Street Journal
These employees that suspect bad behavior but are wary of reporting it internally are ideal candidates for the SEC’s anonymous whistleblower program. A growing number of those surveyed knew about this whistleblower program (60%, up from 49% in 2012) and the vast majority (89%) said they would be willing to report wrongdoing given the conditions...
In The News
July 16, 2013
Survey: Professional Ethics Weak on Wall Street
WNYC Radio
In The News
July 16, 2013
Wall Street And Financial Services Industry Still Dangerously Unethical: Survey
International Business Times
Senior . . . partner Jordan Thomas, who helped oversee the survey, told the International Business Times he found some results this year particularly surprising. A similar survey last year of the British financial sector actually produced more encouraging results, indicating better behavior, said Thomas. “Things went from bad to worse in one year,” said...
In The News
July 16, 2013
Would You Cheat the Street?
In The News
What are High-Yield Corporate Bonds
“The SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy is issuing this Investor Bulletin to educate individual investors about high-yield corporate bonds, also called “junk bonds.” While they generally offer a higher yield than investment-grade bonds, high-yield bonds also carry a higher risk of default.”
Rules & Regs
What are Corporate Bonds
“The SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy is issuing this Investor Bulletin to offer basic information about corporate bonds.”
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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