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June 21, 2019
Jordan A. Thomas Named “Distinguished Leader” by New York Law Journal
New York Law Journal
Former SEC Official Continuously Honored for Leadership Achievements in the Whistleblower Field Labaton Sucharow LLP is pleased to announce that its partner Jordan A. Thomas has been named a “Distinguished Leader” by the New York Law Journal. Announced on June 18, 2019, the publication recognizes attorneys in leadership roles who achieved impressive results over the...
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June 11, 2019
The Largest SEC Whistleblower Award in History: One Year Later
In a Q&A in the New York Law Journal, SEC whistleblower lawyer Jordan Thomas talks about his clients’ landmark bounty in an enforcement action involving Merrill Lynch. At $83 million, his three clients earned the largest SEC whistleblower award in the history of the program. Jordan also talks more generally about this important investor protection...
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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...
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May 28, 2019
$4.5 Million Awarded to Tipster & Triggered Investigation
While much attention has been paid to the size of SEC whistleblower awards — with many complaints that sizable bounties encourage whistleblowers to bypass internal compliance protocols — the truth is, the program incentivizes employees to first report internally. Last week, the Commission announced a first-of-its-kind bounty exceeding $4.5 million for a whistleblower tip that led to an...
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March 26, 2019
SEC Whistleblower Awarded $13 Million for Reporting Securities Violations Leading to $267 Million Enforcement Action Against JPMorgan
New York, NY (March 26, 2019) – The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced awards totaling $50 million to “two whistleblowers whose high-quality information assisted the agency in bringing a successful enforcement action.” Labaton Sucharow LLP represented one of the SEC whistleblowers, who will receive $13 million for reporting a tip to the Commission that...
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February 11, 2019
Jordan Thomas Recognized as a Top Thought Leader in Trust
Press Release
Whistleblower Representation Practice Chair Jordan Thomas has been named a Trust Across America 2019 Top Thought Leaders in Trust. Now in its 9th year, the awards program “celebrates professionals who are transforming the way organizations do business.” In 2018, Jordan’s clients, who tipped the SEC off to long-running misconduct at Merrill Lynch, were awarded $83...
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February 8, 2019
Jordan Thomas Shortlisted for Plaintiff Attorney of the Year by Benchmark Litigation
Press Release
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...
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January 18, 2019
Office of the Whistleblower 2018 Annual Report: Record-breaking Year for the Program
SEC
The SEC has released its 2018 Annual Report to Congress on the Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program, detailing a record breaking year. Labaton Sucharow’s Whistleblower Representation Practice contributed largely to this success by representing the whistleblowers that were awarded $83 million, the largest award in the history of the program, for providing information that led to the...
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January 17, 2019
Securities Group of the Year: Labaton Sucharow
Law360
Law360 profiled Labaton Sucharow’s “multifaceted securities team” as part of its annual Practice Group of the Year awards. The publication recognized the Firm for its “impressive wins for clients in the past year in class action litigation, opt-out cases and in representing whistleblowers in a landmark U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission enforcement action.” Whistleblower Representation...
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December 18, 2018
Worth Magazine Q&A: Jordan Thomas
Worth Magazine
Worth magazine profiled Jordan Thomas, Chair of Labaton Sucharow’s Whistleblower Representation Practice, about his journey from nonprofit work in Vermont which led to law school and eventually the Justice Department. Thomas’s next endeavor would lead him to the Securities and Exchange Commission where he was a principal architect of its whistleblower program. Visit Worth for the full...
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December 8, 2018
Bernie Madoff’s Legacy: Whistleblower Inc.
The Wall Street Journal
A decade after the arrest of Bernie Madoff, The Wall Street Journal examined the scandal’s most tangible consequence, the development of an entire industry devoted to surfacing tips from company insiders and expert analysts who scrutinize corporate filings. This includes the creation of the SEC’s Whistleblower Program. According to the Journal, Labaton Sucharow partner Jordan Thomas, one of the...
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November 26, 2018
Law360 Names Jordan Thomas 2018 MVP in Securities Law
Press Release
Jordan A. Thomas, partner and head of the Firm’s Whistleblower Representation Practice, has been named a 2018 Securities Law MVP by Law360. Law360’s MVPs of the Year recognizes attorneys who had extraordinary wins and contributed most to their practice area in the past year. Thomas, one of only six lawyers named as MVP by the...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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May 18, 2015
Dealbook: Many on Wall Street Say It Remains Untamed
The New York Times
Partner and chair of the Firm’s Whistleblower Representation Practice, Jordan A. Thomas, recently spoke to various media outlets on the findings of a recent survey co-sponsored by the Firm and The University of Notre Dame titled, The Street, The Bull, and The Crisis. The survey, which probed “the ethical views of a broad spectrum of...
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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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April 25, 2017
Not an Inside Job: How Two Analysts Became SEC Whistleblowers
Reuters
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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November 18, 2019
SEC Releases Annual Report of Whistleblower Program: Program Continues to Prove Long-Term Success for Securities Enforcement
The SEC has released its 2019 Annual Report to Congress on the Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program. Since the program’s inception, tips received through the SEC Whistleblower Program have contributed to successful enforcement actions that enabled the Commission to recover more than $2 billion in monetary sanctions, almost $500 million of which has been, or is scheduled to be, returned...
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