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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.

May 10, 2013
Employer Scare Tactics May Chill SEC Whistleblower Program
But an issue has emerged that could stanch the flow of tips. Despite an anti-retaliation provision in the Dodd-Frank Act, the law that created the whistleblower office, some plaintiffs attorneys complain that companies are using language in severance, confidentiality and other employment agreements that threatens employees with termination if they communicate directly with the SEC....
In The News
Private Oil and Gas Offerings
“The SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy is issuing this alert to educate individual investors about certain risks and possible fraudulent activity involving private offerings of securities for oil and gas ventures.” This bulletin is of note to potential whistlblowers because it highlights some of the potential wrongdoings that could be going on during...
Rules & Regs
April 23, 2013
Hazy Future for Thriving S.E.C. Whistle-Blower Effort
The New York Times
Calls from whistle-blowers came pouring in. In a recent report to Congress, Mr. McKessy stated that his office in the last fiscal year received 3,001 tips. “I expect you’ll see more cases in the coming year,” said Jordan A. Thomas, a former S.E.C. official who helped create the office and is now handling whistle-blower complaints...
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April 19, 2013
Hedge Funds Are Losing Investors’ Trust
Even in the most regulated environments, rules and restrictions are not a panacea. Trust matters, and that definitely applies to asset managers of all kinds, including hedge funds. When managers lose trust, they start losing mandates. Within our financial markets, there are all kinds of trust models – between employers and employees, between clients and...
Articles & Perspectives
April 17, 2013
New Survey Reveals Problems in the Hedge Fund Industry; Affirms Importance of the SEC Whistleblower Program
Labaton Sucharow
Earlier this month, we announced the results of a survey that we conducted in partnership with HedgeWorld and the Hedge Fund Association. The survey polled U.S. hedge fund professionals on the prevalence of misconduct in the workplace and the effectiveness of firm leadership and the government in curtailing and responding to securities violations.The results revealed...
Articles & Perspectives
April 5, 2013
Hedge Fund Snitches Seek SEC Riches
The bounties, as well as the SEC’s promise to protect whistleblowers from retaliation, could be attractive enough to hedge fund employees to make them overcome any skittishness about going to the agency, according to [law firm] partner Jordan Thomas, who chairs the firm’s whistleblower practice and previously served in a leadership role for the SEC...
In The News
April 4, 2013
Hedge Fund Workers’ Shameful Secret: Rulebreaking
Advisor One
“The high percentage of hedge fund professionals that are aware of the SEC Whistleblower Program and are willing to report wrongdoing is extremely encouraging,” Jordan Thomas, chairman of the whistleblower representation practice at [prior firm], said in the statement. “Without individuals willing to report possible securities violations, internally or externally, responsible organizations and law enforcement...
In The News
April 4, 2013
More Than a Third of Hedge Fund Professionals Feel Pressured to Break Rules in Pursuit of Alpha
“The high percentage of hedge fund professionals that are aware of the SEC Whistleblower Program and are willing to report wrongdoing is extremely encouraging,” says Jordan Thomas, chair of the Whistleblower Representation Practice at [prior firm]. “Without individuals willing to report possible securities violations, internally or externally, responsible organisations and law enforcement authorities cannot police...
In The News
April 3, 2013
Hanky Panky By Hedge Funds Is No Secret, Study Says
Institutional Investor's Alpha
“The question about compensation pressures shows a fundamental disconnect because what people say they stand for and how the internal policies actually work,” says Jordan Thomas, a partner at [prior firm] in New York, which sponsored the survey, along with the HFA and Reuters Hedgeworld. Respondents came from member and subscriber databases supplied by the...
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Hedge Fund Industry Survey
NEW YORK – An independent survey of hedge fund professionals commissioned by [Jordan Thomas][prior firm][‘s], HedgeWorld and the Hedge Fund Association, revealed that nearly half (46 percent) believe that their competitors engage in illegal activity; more than one third (35 percent) have personally felt pressure to break the rules and about one third (30 percent)...
Reports & Surveys
April 2, 2013
Half of Hedge Funds Think Their Competitors Are Cheating
The Wall Street Journal
The Hedge Fund Association, a trade group representing smaller hedge funds, and the industry publication HedgeWorld sent out emails to their member and subscriber lists asking them to participate in the survey, according to Jordan Thomas, [whose prior firm] commissioned the study along with the two organizations. Research Now, an online data collection firm, supplied...
In The News
April 2, 2013
One in Three Hedge Fund Workers Admits to Knowing About Rule-Breaking, Says US Survey
The Telegraph
Jordan Thomas, Chair of the Whistleblower Representation Practice at [prior firm]. “Without individuals willing to report possible securities violations, internally or externally, responsible organizations and law enforcement authorities cannot police the marketplace effectively and efficiently.”
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...
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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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