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September 26, 2019
Benchmark Litigation Names Labaton Sucharow a Top Plaintiffs Firm for Fourth Consecutive Year
Press Release
Benchmark Litigation has named Labaton Sucharow as one of the Top 10 plaintiffs’ firms in the country for the fourth consecutive year. The Firm also was recommended in Securities Litigation and named one the leading litigation firms in both New York and Delaware. In addition to the firmwide and practice area honors, Benchmark acknowledged 10...
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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
July 23, 2019
SEC Whistleblower Program Surpasses $2 Billion in Monetary Sanctions With Latest Whistleblower Award
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) awarded a half-million dollars “to an overseas whistleblower whose expeditious reporting helped the Commission bring a successful enforcement action.” The Commission’s press release further reports that, with this and other recent enforcement actions brought as a result of tips from SEC whistleblowers, the SEC Whistleblower Program has yielded more than $2...
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July 23, 2019
Labaton Sucharow Wins National Law Journal Elite Trial Lawyers Award for Securities Litigation
Press Release
— Firm’s immigration pro bono efforts also recognized as the best in 2019 The National Law Journal has recognized Labaton Sucharow’s securities litigation practice as one of the best in 2019, earning the publication’s most prestigious plaintiffs’  bar award of the year.  The NLJ’s annual Elite Trial Lawyers award honors the law firms that have demonstrated repeated success in...
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June 26, 2019
Jordan Thomas Testifies at Congressional Hearing on Proposals to Strengthen Securities Enforcement
Press Release
On June 19, 2019, nationally recognized SEC whistleblower lawyer Jordan A. Thomas testified before the U.S. House Committee of Financial Services at a hearing convened by the Subcommittee on Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship and Capital Markets, entitled “Putting Investors First: Examining Proposals to Strengthen Enforcement Against Securities Law Violators.” As the Committee examined legislative proposals that...
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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...
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 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...
Articles & Perspectives
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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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...
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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