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September 1, 2012
A Sad State Of Bank Industry Ethics
American Banker
“Overall, the results were troubling…It appears the financial services industry has lost it way” says Thomas. “I think there is a debilitating trust problem in corporate America, where people just don’t trust the people who can and should be fixing some of the problems that exist,” Thomas says. The number of financial professionals who feel...
In The News
August 24, 2012
Anonymity For Whistleblowers May Undermine Programme
Jordan Thomas, partner and chair of the whistleblower representation practice at [prior firm] in New York, says he expects the SEC will release more information about the type of tips its is receiving in its annual report. “In that context, they can talk about multiple different submissions without identifying a specific whistleblower, so there’s less...
In The News
August 23, 2012
A Powerful Partnership in Full Swing: SEC Issues First Award to Whistleblower
Labaton Sucharow
Yesterday, just one year after the final rules of the SEC Whistleblower Program became effective, the agency has issued its first whistleblower award. This is a pivotal moment for prospective whistleblowers, investors and the public at large. There are several remarkable points to note about this first award. First, the timing of this award underscores...
Articles & Perspectives
August 22, 2012
SEC Whistle-Blower Program Starts Paying Off For Agency, Tipsters
Los Angeles Times
“The full tidal wave of cases is more likely to be in year four, five — that’s when you’ll see the full effect,” said Jordan Thomas, a whistle-blowers’ attorney at law firm [prior firm] in New York. Thomas, who helped set up the program before leaving the SEC, said it could “revolutionize” securities enforcement. Wall...
In The News
August 21, 2012
When Can an Officer Blow the Whistle?
Risk Management Magazine
Articles & Perspectives
August 20, 2012
Is Bigger Necessarily Better? Recent ERC Survey Examines Workplace Ethics Within Fortune 500
Labaton Sucharow
The Ethics Resource Center (ERC), a definitive organization in the ethics and compliance arena, has just released the results of a first-of-its-kind survey of workplace ethics within the nation’s most powerful companies. Conducted in June of this year, the survey marks the first comprehensive pulse-taking of Fortune 500 employees’ views on workplace ethics. The results...
Articles & Perspectives
August 14, 2012
Presentation: The Advent of the SEC Whistleblower Program
Part 1 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 at the SEC, and a principal architect of its...
Webinars, Videos & Podcasts
August 14, 2012
The Mechanics of a Whistleblower Submission: Recent Guidance from the SEC
Labaton Sucharow
In a newly released video, Sean McKessy, Chief of the SEC’s Office of the Whistleblower, provided useful ‘tips on tips’ to help prospective whistleblowers understand the basics of a whistleblower submission to the SEC. Three important takeaways from the video are: (1) Whistleblower submissions should be as specific as possible. The more detailed information the...
Articles & Perspectives
Exchange Traded Funds (ETF’s)
“This Investor Bulletin discusses only ETFs that are registered as open-end investment companies or unit investment trusts under the Investment Company Act of 1940 (the “1940 Act”). It does not address other types of exchange-traded products that are not registered under the 1940 Act, such as exchange traded commodity funds or exchange-traded notes.”
Rules & Regs
August 1, 2012
Could You Blow The Whistle?
News 12 Connecticut
Conducted by Populus in June, Wall Street, Fleet Street and Main Street: Corporate Integrity at a Crossroads reveals startling data on corporate ethics, the regulatory landscape, and individuals’ willingness to blow the whistle on wrongdoing
In The News
July 30, 2012
Are You Eligible to be an SEC Whistleblower?
Labaton Sucharow
About the Program Established under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the SEC Whistleblower Program provides eligible whistleblowers with significant monetary awards, employment protections, and the ability to report misconduct anonymously. Tips must be provided to the Commission voluntarily, the information must be original and, to qualify for an award, the tip...
Articles & Perspectives
July 26, 2012
Four Years of Reform and Recovery, and Still…Survey Reveals A Need for a Renewed Focus on Corporate Integrity in the Financial Services Industry
Despite a nagging suspicion that Gordon Gekko continues his reign as the model titan of Wall Street, most of us want to believe that in the wake of the economic collapse, things have changed. We cross our fingers, guard our pensions and pray that it’s not just regulators that keep the industry in balance, but...
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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