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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.

September 11, 2012
Jailed UBS Tax Whistleblower Gets $104M IRS Award
Even though Birkenfeld is still serving a prison sentence, the historic award will push potential whistleblowers to provide information to law enforcement officials, said Jordan Thomas, head of the whistleblower practice at [prior firm]. Most people with valuable information are not going to have the same level of criminal liability that Birkenfeld did, he added....
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September 1, 2012
A Sad State Of Bank Industry Ethics
American Banker
“Overall, the results were troubling…It appears the financial services industry has lost it way” says Thomas. “I think there is a debilitating trust problem in corporate America, where people just don’t trust the people who can and should be fixing some of the problems that exist,” Thomas says. The number of financial professionals who feel...
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August 24, 2012
Anonymity For Whistleblowers May Undermine Programme
Jordan Thomas, partner and chair of the whistleblower representation practice at [prior firm] in New York, says he expects the SEC will release more information about the type of tips its is receiving in its annual report. “In that context, they can talk about multiple different submissions without identifying a specific whistleblower, so there’s less...
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August 22, 2012
SEC Whistle-Blower Program Starts Paying Off For Agency, Tipsters
Los Angeles Times
“The full tidal wave of cases is more likely to be in year four, five — that’s when you’ll see the full effect,” said Jordan Thomas, a whistle-blowers’ attorney at law firm [prior firm] in New York. Thomas, who helped set up the program before leaving the SEC, said it could “revolutionize” securities enforcement. Wall...
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August 1, 2012
Could You Blow The Whistle?
News 12 Connecticut
Conducted by Populus in June, Wall Street, Fleet Street and Main Street: Corporate Integrity at a Crossroads reveals startling data on corporate ethics, the regulatory landscape, and individuals’ willingness to blow the whistle on wrongdoing
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July 25, 2012
Whistleblowers “Essential” to Protect Client Funds, Says Former SEC Chief
Trade Magazine
An investigation into alleged misappropriation of customer funds at US-based futures commission merchant Peregrine Financial Group (PFG) serves to highlight the need for stronger regulatory oversight and greater whistleblower protection, according to Jordan Thomas, partner and chair of the whistleblower representation practice at [prior firm]. “Regulators are only as good as the information they have...
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July 20, 2012
Two Years After Dodd-Frank, Has Wall Street Changed?
U.S. News & World Report
“The financial services industry, its moral compass is broken,” says Jordan Thomas, partner and chair of [prior firm][‘s] whistleblower representation practice. “Until these organizations re-establish a culture of integrity and stewardship, investors are at great risk.”
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July 12, 2012
Study Reinforces Warnings of Toxic Banking Culture
“It will take a significant commitment to change that, because it’s like an arms race – you can’t have only one company changing.”
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July 12, 2012
How Effective Are The FSA/SFO And SEC At Handling Misconduct?
HedgeFund Insight
“In this era of corporate scandals, we must refocus our energies on corporate ethics and encourage individuals to report wrongdoing—internally or externally.”
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July 11, 2012
CFA and Sacred Heart Take on Ethics Lapse on Wall Street
“I’m afraid it’s going to take some time,” Thomas said, regarding a change in the ethical culture on Wall Street, even though he said his phone has been ringing off the hook from would-be whistleblowers.
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July 11, 2012
One in Four Finance Professionals Would Do This to Get an Edge (Hint: It’s Not a Good Thing)
The financial system isn’t exactly renowned for its sparkling ethical record, and a new study released by [Jordan Thomas][prior firm][‘s] yesterday certainly isn’t going to help the cause. The study surveyed 500 U.S. and U.K. fund managers, bankers, analysts and asset managers and found that nearly a quarter of respondents felt that “financial services professionals...
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July 10, 2012
Survey of Senior Executives in Britain and U.S. Found 24 Percent Consider Unethical or Illegal Conduct Needed for Success in the Financial World
NY Daily News
“People tend to underreport misconduct,” he said. “So although it’s reasonable to assume the numbers may be higher, it’s all still deeply troubling.”
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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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