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November 16, 2012
SEC Releases Annual Report on the SEC Whistleblower Program: First Full-Year Analysis Reveals Positive Growth
Labaton Sucharow
Yesterday, the SEC released its annual report to Congress on the SEC Whistleblower Program, the first full-year analysis of the program since its enactment by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. According to the report, the SEC received 3001 tips, complaints and referrals from whistleblowers in all 50 states, the District of...
Articles & Perspectives
November 14, 2012
Whistleblowing in the Corporate World Series: The SEC Enforcement Process
Labaton Sucharow
As federal agencies heighten regulatory scrutiny, and programs like the SEC Whistleblower Program invite everyday citizens to play a role in the enforcement process, it is critical to understand how the SEC and its enforcement process work. In An Insider Guide to the SEC Enforcement Process, the fourth in our six-part webinar series presented with...
Articles & Perspectives
November 1, 2012
Corporate Ethics: The Brand You Can’t Buy
Labaton Sucharow
I was fortunate to speak on a panel recently at the prestigious Commit! Forum, an annual conference organized by Corporate Responsibility Magazine, for a session entitled “The Best Brand You Can’t Buy–Establishing an Ethical Brand.” Joined on the panel by Jennifer Prosek, the founder and CEO of communications firm Prosek Partners, we addressed how responsible...
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October 24, 2012
$1B BofA Mortgage Suit May Usher Broad Crackdown On Banks
Law360
What also makes FCA suits an attractive option is its frequent reliance on whistleblowers, perhaps the most powerful tool the government has in cracking down on complex financial frauds, said Jordan Thomas, who chairs [prior firm][‘s] whistleblower enforcement practice and helped craft the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s whistleblower program. In the BofA case, the...
In The News
October 23, 2012
Presentation: Lawyers As Whistleblowers
Part 5 of a 6-part series entitled “Whistleblowing in the Corporate World Series” This is a six-part presentation series hosted by West Legal Edcenter, part of Thomson Reuters. Presenter: Jordan A. Thomas At one time, attorneys’ duty to maintain corporate clients’ confidences, even in the face of anticipated or ongoing corporate wrongdoing, was thought to...
Webinars, Videos & Podcasts
October 23, 2012
Get There and Get it Right: 2012 Corporate Whistleblowing Forum–December 4, 2012
Corporate Ethics isn’t just something I blog about, it’s something I believe in, something that [Jordan Thomas][prior firm][‘s] has been committed to strengthening for 50 years. With that in mind, I am pleased to announce a program I am chairing, the 2012 Corporate Whistleblowers Forum, which will take place in New York City later this...
Articles & Perspectives
October 16, 2012
Whistleblowing Can Be Fun…
Labaton Sucharow
I am pleased to share an animated video created by my former colleague at the SEC, David Smyth. Through his short film, Whistleblower!, Smyth, who now works in the private sector at the law firm of Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP, outlines some of the key provisions of the SEC Whistleblower Program. The...
Articles & Perspectives
October 16, 2012
Talking Points: “Whistleblowers are Wanted and Valued”
Boardmember.com
Corporate Board Member: What is your perspective on the announcement that the IRS is going to pay a whistleblower $104 million? Jordan Thomas: It’s a very positive development for the IRS whistleblower program because it sends a clear message that people that have information about possible tax violations should come forward and if they do...
In The News
October 9, 2012
Presentation: The SEC Enforcement Process
Part 4 of a 6-part series entitled “Whistleblowing in the Corporate World Series” This is a six-part presentation series hosted by West Legal Edcenter, part of Thomson Reuters. Presenter: Jordan A. Thomas In this presentation, Jordan A. Thomas, a former Assistant Director in the Enforcement Division of the SEC, calls upon his knowledge of the...
Webinars, Videos & Podcasts
October 3, 2012
Thomson Reuters’ Legal Education Arm and [Jordan Thomas][Prior Firm][‘s] Join Forces: Six-Part Webinar Series Launched
Labaton Sucharow
In August, we launched the first in a six-part series, Whistleblowing in the Corporate World, presented with West LegalEd, part of Thomson Reuters. Our first webinar kicked off with “The Advent of the SEC Whistleblower Program” in which I provide an overview of the origins, mechanics, scope and implications of this important investor protection program....
Articles & Perspectives
October 3, 2012
Record $104 Million Reward Boosts Whistleblowing on Tax Cheats
Reuters
“It’s been a watershed moment for whistleblowing,” said Jordan Thomas, chairman of [Jordan Thomas][prior firm][‘s] whistleblower representation practice, which has also seen an increase in inquiries.
In The News
October 1, 2012
Op-Ed in International Business Times: Political Response to Corruption May Lead to Watershed Moment in November
Labaton Sucharow
Is corporate corruption a top-of-mind issue for most Americans? It certainly is. Recent data from our 2nd Annual Ethics & Action Survey underscores that a majority of Americans not only see a causal connection between corporate misconduct and the economic crisis, but the political response to corporate corruption is likely to be a significant factor...
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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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