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March 12, 2012
SEC Turns Whistleblower Tips Into Cases
Financial Times
Jordan Thomas, a former SEC enforcement attorney who helped crafted the whisteblower rules, says: “Financial fraud is the most common violation that has been brought to me and they have all led to large public companies. In the past people with potential liability remained silent.”
In The News
March 2, 2012
Life as Libor Traders Knew It Seen as Abusive by Investigators
Individuals and firms found to have engaged in wrongdoing would likely face demands from regulators to return any illicit profits, said Jordan Thomas, a former enforcement attorney at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission who now advises whistle-blowers at [prior firm] in New York. They may also be fined and would be forced to improve...
In The News
March 1, 2012
Fired Olympus Boss Woodford Starts Legal Challenge
“From the information that is available to the public, he appears to have a very strong case,” said Mr. Jordan Thomas, partner and chairman of United States securities litigation firm [prior firm][‘s] Whistleblower Representation Practice.
In The News
February 20, 2012
Why Recent Reforms Are Good For Business
Labaton Sucharow
News 12 Connecticut sat down with Jordan Thomas early this year to discuss the SEC Whistleblower Program recently enacted under Dodd-Frank. The reforms carry heightened interest in regions that are home to large numbers of major corporate and financial services entities. Connecticut, specifically, has a high concentration of hedge funds, which Thomas explained face heightened...
Articles & Perspectives
February 18, 2012
Why Recent Reforms are Good for Business
News 12 Connecticut
In The News
February 14, 2012
Social Networkers: A Different Breed?
Human Resource
It’s also noteworthy, says attorney Jordan Thomas, chair of the whistleblower representation practice at [prior firm], that active social networkers tend to skew younger — a demographic that tends to have a weaker connection to their employers. “These folks tend to have a shorter time horizon in terms of how long they plan to stay...
In The News
February 9, 2012
Evidence, Access Aid Job Security When Compliance Staff Raise a Red Flag
Firms should adopt innovative techniques to encourage employees to report possible unethical conduct, including recognizing them publicly and offering financial incentives, said Jordan Thomas, a partner in [prior firm]. “Organizations should be prepared to investigate, in a timely manner, reports of misconduct. When legal or ethical violations are discovered, violators should be held accountable, regardless...
In The News
February 1, 2012
No Apologies
Corporate Counsel
But what is prompt and resource-saving for the SEC can mean the opposite for others. Jordan Thomas, a former assistant director and assistant chief litigation counsel for the SEC, admits as much. He says, “It is true, when defendants fail to accept responsibility for their misconduct, there can be negative collateral consequences, including the inefficiency...
In The News
Retaliation in the Workplace: Why It Matters and What Companies Can Do About It
Reports & Surveys
Mapping Misconduct: An Overview of Significant SEC Enforcement Actions Since the Passage of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
Reports & Surveys
January 28, 2012
National Business Ethics Survey Results – Signs of Hope, Also Causes for Concern
Labaton Sucharow
In January, the Ethics Resource Center (ERC) released its biennial National Business Ethics Survey (NBES), widely recognized as a definitive measure of workplace ethics. A number of the key findings were positive. For instance, the survey found that 45% of respondents had witnessed workplace misconduct, a drop from 49% in 2009. Set against the degree...
Articles & Perspectives
January 19, 2012
Will New Whistleblower Program Really Help SEC Investigations?
Labaton Sucharow
“It’s a new SEC,” Jordan Thomas told Fox Business News in January, characterizing the agency’s renewed commitment and enhanced law enforcement capabilities under its new whistleblower program. With the significant employment protections and the possibility for substantial monetary awards, whistleblowers have new reasons to provide the SEC and other enforcement bodies with early and invaluable...
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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