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In 2011, after the SEC unveiled a first-of-its-kind investor protection initiative, we stepped into the spotlight, establishing the nation’s first standalone practice exclusively focused on SEC whistleblowers. Since then, in addition to precedential wins, significant expansion and pivotal roles in domestic and international whistleblower legislation and rule-making, our practice has been front and center, staking new ground, elevating the program’s profile and regularly making news.

April 15, 2016
Corporate Watchdogs Need to Bare Their Teeth
Herald Sun
Jordan A. Thomas discusses strategies regulators must make when taking on corporate criminals   Jordan A. Thomas recently spoke about how officials must come up with new methods and techniques when cracking down on corporate corruption. Thomas said, “Traditionally the answer has always been ‘we need new leadership,’ and the new leadership comes in and...
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March 1, 2016
Latest SEC Bounty To Attract Outside Whistleblowers
Jordan A. Thomas says latest SEC bounty is the first of many to attract whistleblowers Eric Scott Hunsader, who revealed himself as the tipster who gave the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) information it needed to bring its landmark 2012 enforcement action against the New York Stock Exchange, said he was surprised when the agency...
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January 18, 2016
SEC Issues Milestone Whistleblower Award
Jordan Thomas said while the SEC has used information from people outside of a company previously—he cited the help the agency received from former securities executive and financial fraud investigator Harry Markopolos to pursue Bernard Madoff—the agency wasn’t issuing awards at that time. Still, he said this latest award marks a “milestone” for the SEC...
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January 15, 2016
First Award Given to Company Outsider
The Wall Street Journal
In a first for the SEC whistleblower program, on January 15, 2016, the Commission announced a $700,000 award to a company outsider who provided analysis and support to the Commission, ultimately leading to a successful enforcement action. The landmark award underscores the broad reach of the program, which extends well beyond current and former employees...
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January 8, 2016
SEC settles with hedge fund billionaire Steven Cohen
The Washington Post
The settlement is a humbling end to one of the government’s most high-profile cases. The allegations against billionaire Steven A. Cohen weakened last year when prosecutors were forced to drop its case against former SAC Capital employee, Michael Steinberg. Steinberg, a longtime Cohen confidant, had been found guilty of trading on illegal tips involving technology...
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December 22, 2015
Is This How Wall Street Cleans Up Its Act? Badly Behaved Banker List Raises Concerns
International Business Times
An effort is underway to create a master list of Wall Street bankers who have run into ethical issues on the job. The proposed database would help companies avoid hiring repeat offenders who have a habit of jumping from firm to firm. But advocates of stronger ethics on Wall Street question whether it’s possible to...
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December 18, 2015
In Win for SEC’s Stein, JPMorgan Gets Conditional Waiver
Jordan A. Thomas spoke to various media, including The New York Times Dealbook, about the Firm’s whistleblower client who tipped the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) about JPMorgan’s illegal mutual fund sales to private banking clients. This could potentially lead to the biggest payout to date by the whistleblower program set up by the Dodd-Frank...
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December 5, 2015
The age of the whistleblower
The Economist
Whistleblowing has been on the increase since the 2007-08 financial crisis sparked a crackdown on corporate corruption and collusion. The number of tips received by the “Whistleblower Office” of America’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has risen steadily since it was opened in 2011, to nearly 4,000 a year. “We live in the age of...
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December 2, 2015
Banks Face Ongoing FCA Threat Despite Likely Dip in Fines
According to the Justice Department, whistleblowers filed more than 700 qui tam actions in fiscal 2014, the second year in a row to top that number. “Workers in the financial sector are starting to understand the potential rewards for reporting bad behavior at their firms,” said Jordan Thomas, the leader of [prior firm][‘s] whistleblower representation...
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November 17, 2015
Whistleblower Tips Skyrocketed in 2015
Fox Business
Jordan Thomas, a partner at [prior firm] who represented two of this year’s award recipients, attributes the increase in tips to more awareness of the program. He also notes that “awareness has grown exponentially as the awards have gotten bigger.” And indeed the biggest ever reward of $30 million was doled out in September 2014...
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November 13, 2015
Whistle-Blower Defendants Won’t Seek High Court Review
Bloomberg BNA
In the Neo@Ogilvy case ruling, a divided U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit concluded in September that a plaintiff needn’t bring his or her concerns to the Securities and Exchange Commission to be considered a whistleblower for Dodd-Frank Act anti-retaliation protection purposes. The decision doesn’t spell bad news for whistle-blowers said New York...
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October 27, 2015
Trend Seen Toward Growing Whistle-Blower Protections
Bloomberg BNA Securities Law Daily
A new rift in federal circuit courts’ interpretation of whistleblower protections under the Dodd-Frank Act is a prime candidate for Supreme Court review, even though the potential timing of any high court action is far from certain. “It wouldn’t surprise me if there’s a delay” before the issue reaches the Supreme Court, Jordan Thomas, the...
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February 10, 2020
Jordan Thomas Recognized as a 2020 Top Thought Leader in Trust
Press Release
Whistleblower Representation Practice Chair Jordan Thomas has been named a Trust Across America 2020 Top Thought Leader in Trust. A multi-year award winner, Jordan joins corporate leaders, academics and researchers who transform the way organizations build and operate their businesses. Describing Jordan’s work, Trust Across America wrote “And what if the SEC could tap the...
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February 1, 2018
A Conversation with Jordan Thomas: The Origins of the SEC Whistleblower Program
Labaton Sucharow LLP
How to avoid the next financial crisis? How to detect the next fraud and deter the next fraudster? These questions plagued regulators, law enforcement, legislators and the public at large following the collapse of the global economy in 2008. One idea that would prove to be prescient and, in its execution, extraordinarily successful, was the...
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July 23, 2019
Labaton Sucharow Wins National Law Journal Elite Trial Lawyers Award for Securities Litigation
Press Release
— Firm’s immigration pro bono efforts also recognized as the best in 2019 The National Law Journal has recognized Labaton Sucharow’s securities litigation practice as one of the best in 2019, earning the publication’s most prestigious plaintiffs’  bar award of the year.  The NLJ’s annual Elite Trial Lawyers award honors the law firms that have demonstrated repeated success in...
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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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