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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...
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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...
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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
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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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October 28, 2020
‘Hug Your Whistleblower,’ Former SEC Attorneys Advise
Law360
Law.com released an article by Dean Seal on Oct. 28, 2020 reporting on the Securities Enforcement Forum 2020, emphasizing a message that a panel including Jordan Thomas had imparted. As the title suggests, the message was that companies should be grateful and honor any whistleblowers who report wrongdoing on a company’s part. As set forth...
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October 28, 2020
Whistleblower Update – The Impact on Corporations and SEC Enforcement
On Oct. 28, 2020, Jordan Thomas participated in the Securities Enforcement Forum 2020, which has been considered the preeminent securities enforcement conference in the world. Jordan appeared as a panelist in the final panel of the day, entitled “Whistleblower Update – The Impact on Corporations and SEC Enforcement.” Also on the panel were Jane Norberg,...
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September 30, 2020
SEC approves ‘diluted’ proposed changes to whistleblower program
By Zack Fishman for Fastinform The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission voted on Wednesday to update its whistleblower program, approving changes that were “diluted” from initial proposals to cap awards and tighten deadlines, a securities law expert said. The securities regulator has offered incentives to individuals who flag corporate fraud with a goal of protecting...
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September 24, 2020
SEC Rule A Bittersweet Victory For Whistleblower Advocates
Law360
Jordan Thomas was quoted in a Sept. 24, 2020 Law360 article by Al Barbarino about new changes to the rules of the SEC whistleblower program. The article discussed the differing opinions and representations about the new rules, which are presented as a mixed bag. For whistleblower advocates, one supposed victory was that a proposed rule...
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September 23, 2020
‘A Sleight of Hand’: Whistleblower Lawyers Recoil at SEC’s New Rules
The National Law Journal
The National Law Journal published an article on Sept. 23, 2020 by C. Ryan Barber including reactions of the private bar to new rules for the SEC whistleblower program. Jordan Thomas was consulted and his quotes used in anchor position. The article discusses the adoption of the new rules by a “party line” 3-2 vote,...
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September 14, 2020
An Anonymous Whistleblower Speaks
In our work representing whistleblowers, we see that one of the greatest challenges they face is forced silence. Due to the reasonable fear of retaliation and, in many cases, industry-wide blacklisting, whistleblowers cannot safely come forward. Even through anonymous reporting to the SEC, individuals rarely have the opportunity to speak their truth, articulating the reasons...
September 1, 2020
SEC Awards Outside Analysts, Labaton Sucharow Clients, $2.5 Million Whistleblower Bounty
Wall Street Analysts Report Fraud, Win Multi-Million Dollar SEC Award Labaton Sucharow’s Whistleblower Clients Credit Ability to Report Anonymously FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – New York, NY – September 1, 2020 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that it awarded two financial analysts more than $2.5 million for reporting misconduct at Orthofix International N.V. ...
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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...
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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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