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November 28, 2011
Pension Funds as Whistle-blowers – Internal Compliance and Portfolio Companies Need Scrutiny
Pensions & Investments
Jordan A. Thomas wrote an article published in Pensions & Investments, explaining how the new whistleblower regulations impact pension funds and the critical role they must play to ensure an ethical corporate culture. In this article, Jordan A. Thomas examines the new whistleblower provisions and how they will impact pension funds. Pension funds, who are...
Articles & Perspectives
November 28, 2011
UCLA Law Professor Lynn Stout Discusses the Change in Business Mindset and the Focus on Maximizing Shareholder Returns
ABC.net
Webinars, Videos & Podcasts
November 23, 2011
Investment Advisors in a New Era of Regulatory Scrutiny
Labaton Sucharow
Over and above increased activity by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and other self-regulatory organizations (SROs), investment managers are increasingly coming into the crosshairs of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s [SEC] Division of Enforcement, as I recently noted in this article for the National Association of Active Investment Managers (NAAIM). In 2010, the SEC created...
Articles & Perspectives
November 18, 2011
Europeans Lead Foreigners in Reporting US Financial Crime
HRmagazine.co.uk
The program stemmed from “a series of scandals that were either undetected or unreported, from Enron until the legislation was passed, including the Madoff scandal,” explained Jordan Thomas, chair of the whistleblower representation practice at [Jordan Thomas][prior firm]. After regulators and politicians asked themselves what would most help law enforcement be more efficient and effective,...
In The News
November 17, 2011
The SEC Whistleblower Program: A Revolution in Law Enforcement?
AssetSearchBlog.com
Jordan A. Thomas authored an article for the Asset Search Blog, looking at the recent progress of the SEC’s enforcement program.
Articles & Perspectives
November 17, 2011
SEC Reports Record Year for Fraud Enforcements, Expects More in 2012
Corporate Counsel
“In the coming years,” Thomas said Wednesday, “I predict that the SEC will exceed its previous records in both number of actions brought and the amount of sanctions collected as a result of whistleblower assistance.” New yearly records will be set, Thomas said, “because courageous insiders are finally breaking their silence.” Thomas left the SEC...
In The News
November 17, 2011
Finding the Hidden Fruits of Corporate Fraud
Labaton Sucharow
Check out my guest post over at Fred Abrams’ Asset Search Blog discussing the impact of human intelligence and the locating of hidden assets on the prosecution of securities violations under the Securities and Exchange Commission’s [SEC] new whistleblower program. The program, enacted under the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, encourages...
Articles & Perspectives
November 16, 2011
SEC Report Shows Slow Start To Whistleblower Program
Law360
[Jordan Thomas][prior firm][‘s] partner and former SEC attorney Jordan Thomas said he was surprised by the low FCPA tip figure, and said the narrow seven-week snapshot underrepresented the number of FCPA whistleblower tips in play at the SEC. “Commission officials have spoken about receiving numerous FCPA submission since the enactment of the Dodd-Frank,” Thomas said. “I...
In The News
November 16, 2011
SEC Receives 334 Tips in First Seven Weeks of Whistleblower Program
The Wall Street Journal
Jordan Thomas, who helped to craft the whistleblower program before leaving the SEC in July, said the quality of the submissions has been high. “Some relate to senior people at large financial firms and other corporations, typically hard targets for the SEC to successfully bring enforcement actions against,” said Mr. Thomas, now acting on behalf...
In The News
November 16, 2011
After Tip, The Claim For Reward
The Wall Street Journal
Jordan Thomas, who helped to craft the whistleblower program before leaving the SEC in July, said the quality of the submissions have been high. “Some relate to senior people at large financial firms and other corporations, typically hard targets for the SEC to successfully bring enforcement actions against,” said Mr. Thomas, now acting on behalf...
In The News
November 16, 2011
UK Fraud Whistleblowers Need Bounties, Lawyers Say
Risk.net
“The problem that law enforcement agencies in the UK and the US have traditionally struggled with is the lack of actionable intelligence,” he says. “The whistleblower provisions, and specifically the bounty provisions, provide a meaningful incentive that will make individuals speak up when in the past they’ve been silent.”
In The News
November 15, 2011
The SEC Whistleblower Program: A Game-Changer for FCPA Violations
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Blog
While the private sector’s role in the broader enforcement context is an established part of American jurisprudence, that role has diminished in recent years. In August, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) finalized and implemented a whistleblower program enacted under Dodd-Frank, which will dramatically alter the landscape for public and private companies alike. This program,...
Articles & Perspectives
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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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