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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.

May 5, 2020
How Does a Market Manipulation Scheme Actually Work?
Bad guys can play the market in so many ways, creating elaborate fictions worthy of the grandest literary prizes. These schemes often involve multiple ways to ‘fly below the radar,’ such as utilizing various brokerage accounts, false names, shell companies and the like. In many cases, the thieves craft elaborate ways to add credibility to...
Articles & Perspectives
May 5, 2020
5 Notorious Insider Trading Cases from the Last Decade
Having knowledge of insider trading can make you eligible for the SEC Whistleblower Program. From Michael Milken and Martha Stewart to everyday people who can’t resist the temptation of an easy payout, cases of insider trading have made splashy headlines and led to serious SEC enforcement actions for decades. In recent years, the SEC has...
Articles & Perspectives
April 30, 2020
Examining the Surge in SEC Whistleblower Awards This Spring
Despite a global pandemic that has brought the American workplace to a virtual standstill, the Securities and Exchange Commission has been hard at work, announcing 10 whistleblower awards since the start of the year. This flurry of activity during the first four months of 2020 eclipses any other year since the whistleblower program was established....
Articles & Perspectives
April 8, 2020
Jordan Thomas Featured on University of Chicago Law Review Podcast
University of Chicago Law Review
Leading SEC whistleblower attorney Jordan Thomas was featured on a University of Chicago Law Review podcast. In the episode “The SEC Whistleblower Program,” Jordan discusses the creation and workings of the SEC Whistleblower program.
Webinars, Videos & Podcasts
February 10, 2020
Jordan Thomas Recognized as a 2020 Top Thought Leader in Trust
Press Release
Whistleblower Representation Practice Chair Jordan Thomas has been named a Trust Across America 2020 Top Thought Leader in Trust. A multi-year award winner, Jordan joins corporate leaders, academics and researchers who transform the way organizations build and operate their businesses. Describing Jordan’s work, Trust Across America wrote “And what if the SEC could tap the...
In The News
December 4, 2019
The Incomparable Value of Service in Secret: Lessons from the SEC’s Office of the Whistleblower
NYU Law's Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement blog
Jordan Thomas, partner and chair of the SEC whistleblower representation practice at Labaton Sucharow, discusses the recent results of the SEC Whistleblower program, its impact on inspiring other nations to examine their measures to combat corporate misconduct, and what lies ahead for corporate whistleblowers in the future.
Articles & Perspectives
December 3, 2019
Former PCAOB Deputy General Counsel Michael Stevenson Joins Labaton Sucharow
Press Release
Labaton Sucharow LLP today announced that Michael Stevenson, longtime Deputy General Counsel of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), has joined as a partner in its Whistleblower Representation Practice. Mr. Stevenson has more than two decades of enforcement and regulatory experience at the PCAOB and the Securities and Exchange Commission. Most recently, Mr. Stevenson served for...
In The News
December 2, 2019
Understanding the Factors that Determine an SEC Whistleblower Award: Opportunities & Outcomes
Jordan A. Thomas As the SEC Whistleblower Program grows in awareness ($387 million in awards to date is pretty good advertising) more and more individuals explore the investor protection initiative that provides eligible whistleblowers monetary incentives and employment protections with the comfort of anonymous reporting. The program has been such an unmitigated success that between...
Articles & Perspectives
Annual Report to Congress of the Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program
Annual Report to Congress of the Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program 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...
Reports & Surveys
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...
In The News
November 11, 2019
How Do Corporate Whistleblowers Make Millions? CNBC Story Features Jordan Thomas
In a remarkable feature, CNBC shares the story of Ted Siedle, who received a $68 million whistleblower award for reporting wrongdoing at JP Morgan. Set against the backdrop of Siedles’s exceptional narrative, our SEC whistleblower attorney Jordan Thomas talks about the birth of the groundbreaking investor protection initiative and how corporate whistleblowers are a game-changer...
Webinars, Videos & Podcasts
2019 SEC Division of Enforcement Annual Report
Reports & Surveys
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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