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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.

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October 29, 2018
Labaton Sucharow Named a Top Plaintiffs Firm by Benchmark Litigation
Press Release
Benchmark Litigation has once again named Labaton Sucharow as a Top 10 Plaintiffs Firm in the country in its 2019 edition. The Firm also earned top rankings in Securities Litigation and Corporate Governance and Shareholder Rights Litigation categories. In addition to firmwide and practice area recognitions, Benchmark recognized partners Thomas Dubbs, Jonathan Gardner, Jordan Thomas,...
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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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October 1, 2018
Jordan Thomas Talks SEC, Musk Settlement on CNBC’s Squawk Box
CNBC
Jordan Thomas discussed the SEC’s recently announced settlement with Tesla CEO Elon Musk, calling the settlement “an appropriate resolution, one that [SEC] Chairman Clayton and the Enforcement Division will be happy with.” When asked by Squawk Box host Andrew Ross Sorkin about the strength of Musk’s case, Jordan responded “I think he had a fundamental...
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September 29, 2018
Jordan Thomas Discusses SEC’s Settlement with Tesla
The Washington Post
Jordan Thomas, Chair of Labaton Sucharow’s Whistleblower Representation Practice, spoke with The Washington Post about the SEC’s settlement with Tesla. As part of the settlement, Tesla CEO Elon Musk will step down as Chairman for three years and will pay a $20 million fine. Tesla will pay an additional $20 million fine, add two new independent directors...
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September 27, 2018
Labaton Sucharow and Getnick & Getnick Secure Major False Claims Act Settlement in Philip Falcone Hedge Fund Tax Case
Press Release
NEW YORK, September 27, 2018 – Labaton Sucharow LLP and co-counsel Getnick & Getnick LLP have secured a major settlement in the second stage of the largest ever tax whistleblower recovery in New York state history. New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood announced the $30 million settlement today. It follows a related $40 million settlement...
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September 27, 2018
Tesla Shares Fall After SEC Alleges Musk Lied to Investors
The Washington Post
Labaton Sucharow partner Jordan Thomas spoke to The Washington Post about the SEC’s announcement last night that it was suing Tesla and seeking to ban Tesla’s Chief Executive, Elon Musk, from leading any public company. Jordan noted that SEC probes like this typically take years, not months, particularly in high-profile cases. “The speed in which this case...
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September 18, 2018
SEC Powerhouse Richard Levine Joins Labaton Sucharow
Press Release
Nation’s Largest SEC Whistleblower Representation Practice Continues to Expand Following Record Setting Results—Despite Political Uncertainties New York, NY (September 18, 2018) – Labaton Sucharow LLP today announced that Richard Levine, longtime Associate General Counsel for Legal Policy at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), has joined as a Partner in its Whistleblower Representation Practice. Mr....
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July 24, 2018
Spotlight: A Conversation with Dr. Patricia Harned
Corporate Whistleblower Watch
In March, Jordan Thomas spoke with Dr. Patricia J. Harned, CEO of the Ethics & Compliance Initiative (ECI). Dr. Harned oversees ECI’s research agenda and its networking and conference events. She also directs outreach efforts to policymakers and federal enforcement agencies in Washington, D.C and advises CEOs and directors on effective ways to build an...
Articles & Perspectives
July 24, 2018
Sage Counsel: Tips for SEC Whistleblowers
Corporate Whistleblower Watch
Q What violations qualify for the SEC Whistleblower Program? A An SEC whistleblower may report any violation of the federal securities laws that has occurred, is ongoing, or is about to occur. The reported misconduct may occur anywhere in the world. In most cases, SEC enforcement actions involve manipulative and deceptive practices associated with the...
Articles & Perspectives
June 19, 2018
Jordan Thomas Recognized as a National Law Journal Trailblazer
The National Law Journal
NEW YORK, June 19, 2018 –The National Law Journal has named partner Jordan Thomas in its 2018 elite list of “Plaintiffs Trailblazers” for his role in the creation of the SEC’s Whistleblower Program and his leadership in developing what is considered the first national practice exclusively focused on representing SEC whistleblowers. The publication highlighted many of...
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April 16, 2018
FCPA Compliance Report: Episode 389
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report
Partner Steven J. Durham sat down with Thomas Fox on his podcast, FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report, to discuss the Firm’s role in its securing the largest-ever whistleblower reward. They touch on the division of the $83 million between the two parties, the SEC’s evaluation of original information, and the importance of timing surrounding this...
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March 21, 2018
Firm’s Whistleblower Clients Earn Largest-Ever Awards
ABA Journal
On Monday the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that it will reward its largest awards to-date, $83 million, to a group of whistleblowers represented by Labaton Sucharow’s SEC Whistleblower Practice. News of these record-breaking awards were featured by The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Bloomberg, Reuters UK, USA Today, The National Law Journal, and Law360...
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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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