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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.

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...
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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.”
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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...
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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.
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February 18, 2012
Why Recent Reforms are Good for Business
News 12 Connecticut
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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...
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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...
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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...
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January 12, 2012
To Blow the Whistle — or Not
Human Resource
If this trend continues, the number of whistleblower submissions is likely to exceed the number of cases that the Enforcement Division actively investigates, according to Thomas, who says he was surprised by the overall results of the survey. “At the SEC, I knew that there were no shortages of securities violations to investigate and prosecute,”...
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January 12, 2012
Will Whistleblower Rules Help SEC Investigations
Fox Business News
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January 10, 2012
Study: Whistleblowers Want Anonymity, Monetary Rewards
Compliance Week
The survey suggests that many employees remain tight-lipped on misconduct, says Jordan Thomas, a partner and chair of [prior firm][‘s] whistleblower representation practice. “Many corporations should reconsider their policies and practices regarding communicating with those who reported misconducts to them. Failure to do so may lead to unnecessary whistleblower submissions to the SEC.”
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January 5, 2012
Survey Sees Less Misconduct But More Reporting And Retaliation
The Wall Street Journal
Whether the perceived retaliation is real, Thomas said, it creates a negative experience reporting misconduct internally, and that will drive other potential informants reporting securities violations to exercise their rights under the Dodd-Frank Act to report first to the Securities and Exchange Commission. “It’s situations like Olympus that lead employees to not have confidence in...
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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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