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July 10, 2012
Many Wall St Execs Says Wrongdoing is Necessary –Survey
“When misconduct is common and accepted by financial services professionals, the integrity of our entire financial system is at risk,” Jordan Thomas, partner and chair of [prior firm][‘s] whistleblower representation practice, said in a statement.
In The News
July 10, 2012
Financial Industry Survey: 16% Would Commit Insider Trading
The Wall Street Journal
But a new survey by law firm [Jordan Thomas][prior firm][‘s], which looks to work with potential whistleblowers to help SEC investigations, found 26% of financial employees in the U.S. and U.K. surveyed had firsthand knowledge of “wrongdoing in the workplace.” Partly explaining that: 24% of those surveyed believed rules “may have to be broken in...
In The News
July 2, 2012
When Can a Corporation’s Lawyer Blow the Whistle?
Corporate Counsel
In this article, published in Corporate Counsel, Jordan A. Thomas and Bruce Green weigh in on how whistleblowing attorneys can be protected when participating in the SEC Whistleblower program, while continuing to the adhere to the ABA professional conduct guidelines. Due to the nature of the legal profession, “attorney whistleblowers are likely to be rare,...
Articles & Perspectives
June 26, 2012
Corporate Lawyers as Whistleblowers
Labaton Sucharow
At one time, attorneys’ duty to maintain corporate clients’ confidences, even in the face of anticipated or ongoing corporate wrongdoing, was thought to be virtually absolute. But that changed over time, as relevant rules and laws gave lawyers greater discretion to make public disclosures to avert corporate clients’ misconduct. And now, following the enactment of...
Articles & Perspectives
June 11, 2012
Unleashing the Potential of the SEC Whistleblower Provisions
David Callahan, the co-founder and Senior Fellow of the public policy group Demos, penned an informative blog post on the SEC’s latest arsenal in combating securities violations, the new Whistleblower provisions. The posts include two surveys whose findings demonstrate the huge potential of the new laws. There has been a positive and proactive response to...
Articles & Perspectives
June 7, 2012
SEC’s AM Enforcement Unit Close To Full Capacity
“The majority of the asset management unit started the summer of 2011, and last year we brought 30% more enforcement action involving investment managers at a time when the unit was still operating at part capacity,” said Jordan Thomas, chair of the whistle-blowing practice at [prior firm], who previously worked at the SEC and was...
In The News
June 6, 2012
Balancing Conscience and Confidentiality for Attorney Whistleblowers
Corporate Counsel
Attorneys-in-house and outside counsel alike-often stand at the crossroads of corporate misconduct. At one time, attorneys’ duty to maintain corporate clients’ confidences was thought to be virtually absolute. But that changed over time, as relevant rules and laws gave lawyers greater discretion to make public disclosures to avert clients’ anticipated or ongoing wrongdoing. And now,...
Articles & Perspectives
Investor Bulletin: Municipal Bonds
“The SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy is issuing this Investor Bulletin to help educate investors about assessing credit risks they face when purchasing municipal bonds, which may also be called notes or certificates of participation. Credit risk—or default risk—is the risk that interest and/or principal on the securities will not be paid on...
Rules & Regs
June 1, 2012
Rise In Whistleblower Protections Inspires New Firm Practices
Firms that focus exclusively on whistleblowing, as well as securities and employment firms, are those that will continue to focus on whistleblower actions, according to Jordan Thomas, chairman of the whistleblower practice at [prior firm]. However, he says, most of those firms have already incorporated these types of lawsuits into their services. “I expect the...
In The News
May 31, 2012
SEC Whistleblowers Waiting For Big Payouts As Rumors Of First Award Mount
Huffington Post
“I think that it will be significant, because one of the ways that whistleblower programs establish trust with potential whistleblowers is when they make payments,” said Jordan Thomas, a former SEC official who oversaw the creation of the whistleblower program and who now represents whistleblowers at the [prior firm] in New York. “It’s going to...
In The News
May 29, 2012
Survey Suggests SEC Whistleblower Program Has Not Significantly Affected Internal Reporting, Still Companies Should Do More
Labaton Sucharow
In August and September 2011, surveyed the impact of the SEC Whistleblower Program and how companies are responding to the whistleblower provisions in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Contrary to the significant concerns expressed by the corporate community during the legislative and regulatory process, more than a year after the...
Articles & Perspectives
May 7, 2012
Corporate Executives Concerned About Whistleblowers, Survey Finds
Labaton Sucharow
An October 2011 survey by law firm Littler Mendelson indicated that 96% of executives surveyed are at least moderately concerned about potential whistleblower claims against their companies in light of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) new whistleblower program. The firm’s survey of senior legal, compliance and human resources executives at publicly traded or highly-regulated...
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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