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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.

September 24, 2020
SEC Rule A Bittersweet Victory For Whistleblower Advocates
Jordan Thomas was quoted in a Sept. 24, 2020 Law360 article by Al Barbarino about new changes to the rules of the SEC whistleblower program. The article discussed the differing opinions and representations about the new rules, which are presented as a mixed bag. For whistleblower advocates, one supposed victory was that a proposed rule...
Articles & Perspectives
September 23, 2020
‘A Sleight of Hand’: Whistleblower Lawyers Recoil at SEC’s New Rules
The National Law Journal
The National Law Journal published an article on Sept. 23, 2020 by C. Ryan Barber including reactions of the private bar to new rules for the SEC whistleblower program. Jordan Thomas was consulted and his quotes used in anchor position. The article discusses the adoption of the new rules by a “party line” 3-2 vote,...
Articles & Perspectives
September 14, 2020
An Anonymous Whistleblower Speaks
In our work representing whistleblowers, we see that one of the greatest challenges they face is forced silence. Due to the reasonable fear of retaliation and, in many cases, industry-wide blacklisting, whistleblowers cannot safely come forward. Even through anonymous reporting to the SEC, individuals rarely have the opportunity to speak their truth, articulating the reasons...
September 1, 2020
SEC Awards Outside Analysts $2.5 Million Whistleblower Bounty
Wall Street Analysts Report Fraud, Win Multi-Million Dollar SEC Award Jordan Thomas Whistleblower Clients Credit Ability to Report Anonymously FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – New York, NY – September 1, 2020 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that it awarded two financial analysts more than $2.5 million for reporting misconduct at Orthofix International N.V. ...
In The News
September 1, 2020
Messrs. Jones and Smith Go to the SEC: How Anonymity Protections Led Two Outside Analysts to Report Fraud
On September 1, 2020, two clients represented by Jordan Thomas were awarded $2.5 million for reporting misconduct at Orthofix International N.V. The case is an important one for a number of reasons. First, it challenges the common–and dangerous–myth that a whistleblower is a disgruntled and vindictive employee. Here, the whistleblowers were outsiders with no connection...
Articles & Perspectives
August 25, 2020
Jordan Thomas Named Leading Plaintiff Financial Lawyer
Underscoring his expertise representing whistleblowers who report securities violations to the SEC, Jordan Thomas was selected by Lawdragon as one of the Leading Plaintiff Financial Lawyers in the United States. Lawdragon, a media company that focuses exclusively on the legal industry, recognized the best and brightest attorneys who counsel plaintiffs in securities and other business litigation,...
In The News
May 18, 2020
Who is an SEC Whistleblower?
To have a better understanding of the background of a whistleblower, select which statement is true? An SEC whistleblower can have no direct relation to the company at issue. An SEC whistleblower can be a C-suite executive. An SEC whistleblower can live in China. An SEC whistleblower can report the tip anonymously. An SEC whistleblower...
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Surveys & Resources
Survey: Professional Ethics Weak on Wall Street WNYC Radio Jordan A. Thomas discusses the findings of a new survey which he says demonstrates that mistrust of the finance industry goes well beyond Main Street. [Jordan Thomas][Prior Firm][‘s] Surveys Wall Street: A Perfect Storm Looming In our second annual survey of the U.S. financial services industry,...
Reports & Surveys
May 8, 2020
Pump & Dump Schemes Examples to Write Home About
Having knowledge of a pump-and-dump scheme can make you eligible for the SEC Whistleblower Program. Examples of Pump & Dump Schemes Here are three examples of recent pump and dump schemes that highlight the frightening potential for fraudsters to harm investors and wreak havoc within the financial markets. A Two-Pronged Scam Burns Investors Twice In...
Articles & Perspectives
May 5, 2020
How Does a Market Manipulation Scheme Actually Work?
Bad guys can play the market in so many ways, creating elaborate fictions worthy of the grandest literary prizes. These schemes often involve multiple ways to ‘fly below the radar,’ such as utilizing various brokerage accounts, false names, shell companies and the like. In many cases, the thieves craft elaborate ways to add credibility to...
Articles & Perspectives
May 5, 2020
5 Notorious Insider Trading Cases from the Last Decade
Having knowledge of insider trading can make you eligible for the SEC Whistleblower Program. From Michael Milken and Martha Stewart to everyday people who can’t resist the temptation of an easy payout, cases of insider trading have made splashy headlines and led to serious SEC enforcement actions for decades. In recent years, the SEC has...
Articles & Perspectives
April 30, 2020
Examining the Surge in SEC Whistleblower Awards This Spring
Despite a global pandemic that has brought the American workplace to a virtual standstill, the Securities and Exchange Commission has been hard at work, announcing 10 whistleblower awards since the start of the year. This flurry of activity during the first four months of 2020 eclipses any other year since the whistleblower program was established....
Articles & Perspectives
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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