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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.

May 3, 2012
SEC Criticized Over Revelation of a Whistleblower’s Identity
Labaton Sucharow
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), having faced significant criticism in recent years, was dealt another PR blow in a recent Wall Street Journal article reporting the agency’s “inadvertent” outing of an SEC whistleblower. According to the article, the disclosure occurred during an investigation of Pipeline Trading Systems LLC, when an SEC lawyer shared the...
Articles & Perspectives
May 1, 2012
Blowing the Whistle Without Fear
Accounting Today
Jordan Thomas co-authored an article for Accouting Today, informing accountants on how they can participate in the SEC Whistleblower Program without fear of retaliation.
Articles & Perspectives
How to Read an 8-K
“A company has just released its quarterly earnings. Another company has auditor news that could raise a red flag, and a third company is filing for bankruptcy. Where can you find more facts? Information about these events and many more are found in a document called a current report on Form 8-K.”
Rules & Regs
April 30, 2012
The Power of One: The Goldman Lesson
Labaton Sucharow
Whether you’re a Facebooker, Twitter is your information on-ramp of choice, or you still hold stubbornly to good old-fashioned newsprint, chances are, on March 14 you heard about “The Goldman Resignation.” Greg Smith’s stunningly public resignation through a New York Times op-ed certainly was one for the record books. Indeed, Smith was probably still bubble-wrapping...
Articles & Perspectives
April 25, 2012
SEC Whistleblower Reveal Won’t Sink Program, Attys Say
That could hurt some enforcement actions, but it would be limited to the small percentage of cases that actually go to trial, said [Jordan Thomas][prior firm][‘s] partner Jordan Thomas, who helped craft the SEC’s whistleblower program while at the commission. “I think it affects the effectiveness, to some degree, of related enforcement actions, because it’s...
In The News
April 19, 2012
Jordan Thomas on Whistleblower Advocacy
Webinars, Videos & Podcasts
April 12, 2012
Labaton Sucharow Launches SEC Whistleblower Advocate Site
Corporate Counsel
“I’ve devoted the better part of my professional life to protecting investors,” he says, noting that part of his current practice includes speaking with corporate officers and general counsel about creating “a culture of integrity that will inoculate organizations” from having issues with the SEC in the first place. “The SEC Whistleblower Program has the...
In The News
April 11, 2012
Approaching Attorney Whistleblowing Post Dodd-Frank
Jordan A. Thomas co-authored an article for Law360, discussing the ability of in-house counsel to report securities violations following Dodd-Frank. Co-authors Jordan A. Thomas and Professor Bruce Green of Fordham Law School address the complicated question of how an in-house counsel can blow the whistle. The SEC’s whistleblower program provides incentives and protections for informants,...
Articles & Perspectives
March 31, 2012
Combating Misconduct
The American Lawyer Supplement: Compliance
Jordan A. Thomas wrote an article for the Spring 2012 issue of The American Lawyer Supplement: Compliance, discussing how corporation can create a strong ethical culture and get away from the inadequacies of traditional compliance programs. In this article, Jordan A. Thomas discusses the necessary components in creating and sustaining a strong ethical corporate culture....
Articles & Perspectives
Retaliation: When Whistleblowers Become Victims – Supplemental Report to 2011 National Business Ethics Survey
Reports & Surveys
March 21, 2012
Challenges & Opportunities for the Asset Management Industry Following Dodd-Frank
Labaton Sucharow
Last evening, I had the pleasure of participating in a panel discussion at the historic New York Stock Exchange. The discussion was part of a speaker series hosted by TAAAPS—The Association for Alternative Asset Professionals—with all proceeds being donated to charity. I was joined on the panel by Joseph Mecane, Executive Vice President at NYSE...
Articles & Perspectives
March 12, 2012
FCPA Civil Suit Highlights Uncertainties in Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Protections
Main Justice
“The implementing rules for the SEC whistleblower program incentivize whistleblowers to report internally,” Jordan Thomas, a partner at [prior firm] who chairs the firm’s whistleblower representation practice, said. ”However, until a whistleblower reports a possible violation to the SEC in accordance with its procedures — which involves filing a form with the commission — they...
In The News
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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