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February 17, 2021
Mortgage banker’s failed appeal sheds light on opaque SEC bounty process
Reuters
Jordan Thomas was quoted in a Reuters article by Alison Frankel published on Feb. 17, 2021. Along with another prominent whistleblower attorney, Jordan provided information concerning whistleblower appeals of SEC award determinations. He observed that litigated appeals are exceedingly rare, and that he had no awareness of such litigation ever being successful for a whistleblower....
Articles & Perspectives
January 31, 2021
Former SEC employee sues to halt whistleblower program changes
POLITICO Pro
Politico ran an article on January 13, 2021 by Kellie Mejdrich discussing an injunctive action brought by Jordan Thomas in the U.S. District Court, Washington D.C. against recent SEC rule changes. Jordan was quoted as describing the rule changes as illegal under the Administrative Procedure Act and “a major step backwards.” The article highlights Jordan’s...
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January 14, 2021
Jay Clayton’s Legacy At Risk Because He Either Didn’t Read Or Didn’t Care About The Law
Dealbreaker
This Jan. 14, 2021 Dealbreaker article by Jon Shazar is highly critical of former SEC Chairman Jay Clayton and rule changes he spearheaded at the end of his tenure concerning whistleblower award determinations. Against that backdrop, the author highlighted the litigation brought by Jordan Thomas challenging the SEC’s statutory authority to make these rule changes....
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January 14, 2021
Tipster Atty Who Sued SEC Says New Rule Caters to Wall St.
In an article published by Law360, Whistleblower Practice Chair Jordan A. Thomas warns that the recent whistleblower rule amendments “will suppress tips from Wall Street bigwigs who provide some of the bigwigs who provide some of the most valuable checks on major financial institutions.” The article notes the origins of the SEC Whistleblower Program, the...
In The News
January 13, 2021
The SEC Undermined a Powerful Weapon Against White-Collar Crime
Propublica
In a profile piece published in Propublica, Whistleblower Practice Chair Jordan A. Thomas talks about his role in developing the SEC Whistleblower Program, the negative impact that the Commission’s new rules will have on whistleblowers and his decision to file a lawsuit to reverse this controversial rulemaking on behalf of his clients. The story features...
In The News
January 13, 2021
Whistleblower Lawyer Sues the SEC Over Bounty Program Rule Changes
The Wall Street Journal
In an article published in The Wall Street Journal, Whistleblower Practice Chair Jordan A. Thomas’ role in the development of the SEC Whistleblower Program, his high profile cases and what led him to file a lawsuit against the SEC are discussed. The article notes that the SEC Whistleblower Program offers eligible whistleblowers awards between 10...
In The News
January 13, 2021
Whistleblower Lawyer Says SEC Pulled ‘Switcheroo’ in Payout Reduction Rule
In an article published by Reuters, Whistleblower Practice Chair Jordan A. Thomas’ role in the development of the SEC Whistleblower Program, his high-profile cases, and the grounds for his lawsuit against the SEC are discussed. The article notes the origins of the SEC Whistleblower Program, the monetary awards offered by the program and that it...
In The News
January 13, 2021
Lawyer Sues SEC Over New Whistleblower Rules
ThinkAdvisor
In an article published in ThinkAdvisor, Whistleblower Practice Chair Jordan A. Thomas’ role as a “principal architect of the SEC Whistleblower Program,” the origin of his lawsuit against the SEC on behalf of his clients, and the impact of the disputed rule changes on the next Chairman of the SEC are discussed. Under the Dodd-Frank...
In The News
January 13, 2021
Top Whistleblower Attorney Sues SEC Over New Rules
Law360
In an article published in Law360, Whistleblower Practice Chair Jordan A. Thomas’ legal concerns about the new program rules, the rules impact on his whistleblower clients and the lawsuit that he filed on their behalf are discussed. The article outlines the key pillars of the SEC Whistleblower Program and how the rules have changed over...
In The News
January 12, 2021
Whistle-Blowing Soars to Record With Americans Working From Home
Bloomberg
On Jan. 12, 2021, Bloomberg ran a story by authors Matt Robinson and Ben Bain about a surge in whistleblowing tips received by the SEC since the outbreak of Covid-19 and the resulting widespread lockdown in the country. The number of tips received by the SEC in its last fiscal year, which included the beginning...
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2020 SEC Division of Enforcement Annual Report
Reports & Surveys
November 20, 2020
‘Whopper of a Factor’: Pandemic Fueled Incoming Tips, and Clients, Whistleblower Lawyers Say
The National Law Journal
A Jordan Thomas quote was used for the title of a Nov. 20, 2020 National Law Journal article by C. Ryan Barber, about how the COVID-19 pandemic led to an increase in the number of whistleblowers coming forward. Jordan’s “whopper” that he described was the vulnerability felt by employees in a time of major upheaval....
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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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