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Thought leadership isn't something that we periodically do, it's a fundamental part of our organizational DNA. We have always felt it was our duty to speak out against corporate wrongdoing and to speak up for whistleblowers. So when it comes to the SEC Whistleblower Program, we write, speak, tweet, post, moderate and educate more than any other firm in the world.

August 6, 2021
SEC Pauses Enforcement of Some Whistleblower Program Rules
The Wall Street Journal
A very welcome development for SEC whistleblowers was reported in the Wall Street Journal on August 6, 2021 by reporter Mengqi Sun. Attorney advocate Jordan Thomas was quoted regarding the subject and result, toward which he has extended considerable effort and personal resources. In a nutshell, the development was an announcement by SEC Chairman Gary...
In The News
August 5, 2021
SEC Whistleblower Actions Create Agency Rift, Halt Lawsuit
On August 5, 2021, reporter Al Barbarino released a follow-up article on about the SEC’s approach to two rules amendments enacted late last year. Earlier in the week, Mr. Barbarino reported on a statement released by SEC Chairman Gary Gensler revealing that he had directed agency staff to prepare revisions to the amendments for...
Articles & Perspectives
August 2, 2021
SEC to Review Controversial Whistleblower Rule Changes
In a sign that the SEC has started to hear the chorus of concerns about two rules amendments enacted late last year that disincentivize would-be whistleblowers, the Commission announced on August 2, 2021 its intent to potentially revise them. As reported by Al Barbarino on, SEC Chairman Gary Gensler released a statement that he...
Articles & Perspectives
July 7, 2021
Former Enron Executive: SEC Whistleblower Program Is a Game Changer
The Wall Street Journal
Jordan Thomas was tapped for his perspective in a July 7, 2021 Wall Street Journal article by Mengqi Sun. The article is a profile on Sherron Watkins, the former Enron executive who blew the whistle on the now-defunct energy giant for its use of complicated off-balance-sheet vehicles to conceal hundreds of millions of dollars in...
Articles & Perspectives
June 27, 2021
Bankruptcy Process Affects Whistleblower’s Big Payout
On June 27, 2021, the Wall Street Journal published an exposé by Mark Maremont on how a successful whistleblower under the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (“SEC”) program could still walk away with nothing. Jordan Thomas was quoted on the matter. The article discussed the case of John McPherson and his whistleblowing about a company...
Articles & Perspectives
June 21, 2021
What It’s Like to be a Wall Street Whistleblower
On June 21, 2021, Jordan Thomas was one of several whistleblower attorneys to comment in an in-depth Institutional Investor article by Leah McGrath Goodman entitled “What It’s Really Like to Be a Wall Street Whistleblower.” The article centers on the story of Eugene Ross, a former Bear Stearns broker with celebrity clients including Lily Cates....
Articles & Perspectives
May 28, 2021
Roundtable Discussion on Whistleblowing Featuring Jordan Thomas
On May 28, 2021, Jordan Thomas was a featured panelist on a webinar presented by the Canada-based Anti-Corruption Law Program (“ACLP”).* The webinar was conducted in a roundtable discussion-format and had an international panel of heavy-hitters on the subject of whistleblowing from the worlds of business and law.** Jordan’s contributions – primarily coming at the...
Webinars, Videos & Podcasts
2020 Annual Report to Congress of the Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program
The SEC’s FY 2020 OWB Annual Report ( marks 10 years since inception of the Whistleblower Program, and the reported achievements highlight its exponential growth. In FY 2020, the Office of the Whistleblower received the most tips, processed the most award claims, had its largest aggregate total of money awarded to whistleblowers, and had the...
Reports & Surveys
April 16, 2021
Departing Chief Says SEC Whistleblower Program Shows Value of Speaking Up
The Wall Street Journal
Jordan Thomas was quoted in an April 16, 2021 Wall Street Journal article about the departure of Jane Norberg, Esq. from her position as Chief of the SEC’s Office of the Whistleblower. It was announced on April 8 that she would be leaving, and the article states that “[h]er last day was Friday.” In an...
Articles & Perspectives
April 2, 2021
The “I hung up on Warren Buffett” Podcast by Wolfpack Research
Jordan Thomas was the featured guest on a candid, 1+ hour-long podcast published April 2, 2021 by Wolfpack Research. Dan David acted as master of ceremonies and “Carl the sound guy” also participated. The podcast focused on a range of securities and securities regulation topics. Specific topics discussed include, inter alia, the following: Jordan’s upbringing...
Webinars, Videos & Podcasts
April 1, 2021
Dems may warm to principles-based rules
Regulatory Compliance Watch
Jordan Thomas’ recent lawsuit to protect whistleblowers is discussed in an April 1, 2021 article focused on the effects of politics in SEC rulemaking. The article, written by Bill Myers, says that Jordan’s lawsuit may be a “hard case [that] play[s] out in front of us” reflecting on whether Democrats will seek to repeal so-called...
Articles & Perspectives
March 29, 2021
The Rise of Whistleblower Lawsuits, Where Tipsters Make Millions
Business Insider
Jordan Thomas was tapped for his perspective about whistleblowers in a March 29, 2021 article by Samantha Lee on The article is not focused on any particular whistleblower program and discusses qui tam lawsuits under the False Claims Act as well as the relatively recently-developed programs of the IRS, SEC and CFTC. Jordan made...
Articles & Perspectives
March 19, 2018
Labaton Sucharow Whistleblowers 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 Labaton Sucharow, the whistleblowers’ tips led to a landmark enforcement action that resulted in Merrill Lynch...
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 – Labaton Sucharow LLP 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 and NPR
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