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Labaton Sucharow’s Whistleblower Representation Practice Chair Jordan Thomas has been named finalist in Benchmark Litigation’s Plaintiff Attorney of the Year for representing the whistleblowers that were awarded $83 million from the SEC’s Whistleblower Program – the largest in the Program’s history. The whistleblowers provided information to the SEC that led to a landmark $415 million enforcement action against Merrill Lynch. In 2018, Jordan also led the Labaton Sucharow team that secured a $70 million settlement in the Philip Falcone hedge fund tax case. It was the largest ever tax whistleblower recovery in New York state history.
In October, Benchmark named Labaton Sucharow one of the Top Plaintiffs’ Firms in the country and recognized Jordan as a “Local Litigation Star.” Benchmark wrote “one of Labaton’s biggest developments, and one which has received a significant level of attention from peers, opponents, and the media as of late, is the firm’s ‘whistleblower’ practice, for which credit lies with Jordan Thomas…‘Jordan is a Trailblazer,’ confirms one peer. ‘He will lead Labaton into the future.’”
Benchmark will announce its Plaintiff Attorney of the Year on Thursday, February 28 at a ceremony at the Essex House in New York.