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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.

October 1, 2012
A Legal Circle Reaches Deep to Aid Obama
The New York Times
In the last year, law firms that represent whistle-blowers have hired several top S.E.C. officials who helped write those rules. They include Jordan Thomas, who has started a new S.E.C. whistle-blower unit at [prior firm]…”We have had hundreds and hundreds of inquiries,” said Mr. Thomas, who has sought out clients and promoted his firm’s practice...
In The News
2012 Ethics and Action Survey: Voices Carry
Reports & Surveys
September 27, 2012
Jordan Thomas Wrote the Rules on—and Represents—Whistleblowers
ABA Journal
In The News
September 26, 2012
Americans Plan to Act in November and Beyond: New Survey Reveals Growing Frustration With Corporate Misconduct, Government’s Response
Labaton Sucharow
This week, we announced the results of our 2nd Annual Ethics & Action Survey: Voices Carry, which polled more than 1,000 Americans on corporate ethics and wrongdoing, the impact of corporate misconduct on the economy, government’s role in its repair and the impact on their voting decisions in November. Notably, 61 percent of respondents report...
Articles & Perspectives
September 25, 2012
Overwhelming Majority of Americans Oppose Corporate Corruption, So Why Aren’t Political Parties Listening?
International Business Times
A year ago, protestors gathered in New York City’s Financial District kicking off Occupy Wall Street, a grassroots movement protesting economic inequality, greed and corruption. With a rallying cry of “We are the 99 percent,” the protests quickly grew in size and spread to cities across the country. Ultimately, Occupy Wall Street has failed to...
Articles & Perspectives
September 24, 2012
Federal Whistleblower Programs at Work: IRS to Pay Whistleblower $104 Million
Labaton Sucharow
On the heels of the SEC’s announcement of its first whistleblower award, the IRS announced last week that it would pay one of its first awards—a startling $104 million—to a former UBS banker, Bradley Birkenfeld, who aided the government in connection with its investigation into the bank’s practice of helping wealthy U.S. taxpayers hide billions...
Articles & Perspectives
September 17, 2012
Presentation: Accountants as Whistleblowers
Part 3 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 Accountants play an important role in protecting investors. In addition to auditing and providing opinions on financial statements, accountants are in a unique...
Webinars, Videos & Podcasts
September 12, 2012
Rebel With a Cause?
The ABA Journal, a publication of the American Bar Association, has just announced its Legal Rebels for 2012. I was honored to be counted in the list of 11 Legal Rebels who come from a wide range of practices and firms across the nation. Now in its fourth year, this is the journal’s “annual nod...
Articles & Perspectives
September 12, 2012
SEC Whistleblower Program Stricter Than IRS Bounty Which Paid $104 Million To Felon, Former Official Says
Thomas noted differences between the programs for rewarding individuals, even if they participated in the wrongdoing, who provide information that leads to the recovery of unpaid taxes and penalties, in the case of IRS tips, or fines and the disgorgement of ill-gotten gains, in the case of SEC whistleblowers. The SEC program allows for bounties...
In The News
September 11, 2012
Presentation: Securities Laws Overview
Part 2 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 When deciding whether, when and how to report a possible securities violation, there is no substitute for securities knowledge and experience. This presentation...
Webinars, Videos & Podcasts
September 11, 2012
Jailed UBS Tax Whistleblower Gets $104M IRS Award
Even though Birkenfeld is still serving a prison sentence, the historic award will push potential whistleblowers to provide information to law enforcement officials, said Jordan Thomas, head of the whistleblower practice at [prior firm]. Most people with valuable information are not going to have the same level of criminal liability that Birkenfeld did, he added....
In The News
September 4, 2012
How Wall Street Creates Criminals
USA Today
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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