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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 5, 2017
Merrill Lynch Exec to Cease & Desist
The former head of regulatory reporting at Merrill Lynch, William Tirrell, has reached a settlement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that comes with no penalty but will require him to cease and desist from future securities law violations, ending allegations of his involvement in wrongdoing that led to a $415 million fine for...
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August 26, 2017
Dealbook: James Staley’s Series of Unfortunate Events
The New York Times
Chair of the Firm’s Whistleblower Representation Practice Jordan A. Thomas, was recently quoted in an article profiling James E. Staley, Chief Executive of Barclays bank. The article focuses on Staley’s investigation by British bank regulators for trying to unmask a whistleblower who criticized the competency of one of his senior hires, Tim Main, formerly of JP...
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August 7, 2017
Riding the Whistleblower Wave
In a recent article about the growing number of in-house whistleblower retaliation claims, as well as the expansion of whistleblower rights, Jordan A. Thomas remarked on the government’s commitment to the Whistleblower Program under a new SEC Chair. According to the article, the SEC has received almost as many whistleblower claims in the past...
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August 1, 2017
SEC Whistleblower Award Sends Message to Government Employees
The Wall Street Journal
A $2.5 million award announced by the SEC last week didn’t include the name of the agency where the person worked, the company involved in the misconduct or the nature of the conduct involved, but lawyers representing tipsters and companies in whistleblower cases drew lessons from a footnote attached to the order. The footnote delineated...
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July 19, 2017
Justices’ Securities Docket Could Reflect Class Action Focus
Bloomberg BNA Securities Law Daily
In a recent Bloomberg BNA article discussing cases on the U.S. Supreme Court’s upcoming docket, Firm partner Jordan A. Thomas offers his perspective on how the cases might proceed. Chair of the Firm’s Whistleblower Representation Practice, Thomas remarked on Digital Realty Trust, Inc. v. Somers, a decision requiring reporting to the Securities and Exchange Commission...
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June 27, 2017
Supreme Court to Review Scope Of Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Protections
Jordan A. Thomas muses on possible effects the Supreme Court may have on whistleblower protections As the U.S. Supreme Court considers whether corporate whistleblowers are shielded form retaliation if they only report alleged misconduct internally rather than go straight to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), partner Jordan A. Thomas discussed the potential outcomes in...
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May 24, 2017
Whistleblower Practice Expands With Three Ex-SEC, DOJ Hires
Global Investigations Review
Securities litigation firm [Jordan Thomas][prior firm][‘s] announced on 23 May it has hired former DOJ and SEC officials to bolster its whistleblower practice. The hires in the firm’s new Washington DC and Chicago offices are experienced former US Securities and Exchange Commission and Department of Justice attorneys. Steve Durham served for more than two decades...
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May 24, 2017
Whistleblower Practice Bulks Up
Bloomberg Law
[Jordan Thomas][prior firm][‘s] has bulked up its whistle- blower practice by adding three veteran enforcement attorneys to its roster. The three new partners include Timothy L. Warren, who until recently was acting director of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Chicago Regional Office. He will be joined by Robert G. Wilson, a former Enforcement Division branch...
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May 23, 2017
SEC Whistleblower Practice Adds 3
A recent article in Law360 highlights the growth of [Jordan Thomas][prior firm][‘s] Whistleblower Representation Practice.
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May 23, 2017
Labaton Sucharow Expands SEC Whistleblower Practice With Hire of Three Ex-SEC and DOJ Officials
The American Lawyer
Labaton Sucharow, a leading plaintiffs-side securities litigation firm, has bulked up its U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission whistleblower practice, adding three new partners in Washington, D.C., and Chicago. In a statement issued Tuesday, Labaton announced the arrival of former federal prosecutor Steven Durham and former SEC enforcement officials Timothy Warren and Robert Wilson. With the...
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May 1, 2017
‘It would clean up white collar crime in this country’
The New Daily
A host of legal experts, advocacy bodies and unions support reform in the Australian financial services industry. The corporate world was broadly approving as well, although the Australian Bankers Association (ABA) and the Australian Institute of Company Directors opposed protected leaks. In its submission, the ABA said disclosure to the media “may compromise the ability...
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April 25, 2017
Not an Inside Job: How Two Analysts Became SEC Whistleblowers
Jordan A. Thomas represents analysts accusing medical device maker of channel stuffing  In 2013, two analysts at Orthofix, a medical device maker, contacted Firm partner Jordan A. Thomas, who submitted a tip to the SEC on his clients’ behalf, promising to follow up with a more detailed submission, records show. To bolster their case 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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