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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
March 19, 2018
FCPA Compliance Report: Episode 375
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report
Partner Steven J. Durham was featured on a podcast with FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report to discuss the impact of the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Digital Realty Trust v. Somers. Durham contends that without the possibility of a monetary reward and employment protections, there is little to no incentive to report internally before going...
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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 19, 2018
Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) Annual Forum 2018
Australian Securities & Investments Commission
On Monday, March 19, 2018, Jordan A. Thomas will participate in a videoconference during the ASIC’s Annual Forum, themed, “Maintaining Trust.” Thomas’ panel, titled “Blowing the Whistle,” will take place from 8:15 pm – 9:15 pm. For registration and program information, please visit the ASIC event page.
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Comments on Proposed SEC Whistleblower Rules
In the rule-making process, the SEC reviewed a voluminous amount of commentary on the proposed whistleblower program.  Some of these comments can be viewed here. Many of these letters represented the views of a vast number of major public companies, which were concerned, among other things, that the program would undermine internal compliance systems.  See...
Rules & Regs
March 15, 2018
An ‘Impossible Position’ for Corporate Fraud Gatekeepers
CFO
In a recent article on cfo.com, Jordan Thomas examines a significant and deeply concerning issue arising from the Supreme Court’s ruling in Digital Realty Trust v. Somers. Corporate gatekeepers—those senior insiders such as auditors, attorneys and accountants with responsibility for identifying and curing misconduct—have special reporting requirements under the SEC whistleblower program. Given their unique positions, unlike conventional...
Articles & Perspectives
Decision of the United States Supreme Court in DIGITAL REALTY TRUST, INC. v. SOMERS
In February 2018, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the employment protections available under Dodd-Frank do not extend to internal reporting, but only to whistleblowers who report directly to the SEC. The full text of the Court’s decision can be found here.
Rules & Regs
February 23, 2018
Companies May Find High Court Whistleblower Ruling Costly
Law360
A U.S. Supreme Court ruling narrowing the scope of anti-retaliation protections for corporate whistleblowers could lead to a significant increase in the number of complaints filed directly with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, a result companies may find costly, legal experts said. In Digital Realty Trust Inc. v. Paul Somers, the court found that...
In The News
February 23, 2018
SEC Insider 2017 in Review: Looking Back, Looking Ahead
Corporate Whistleblower Watch
Back in November, the SEC released its annual report of the whistleblower office, revealing another record year for the agency’s program. At the close of FY2017, SEC whistleblower awards surpassed $162 million and fueled enforcement actions resulting in approximately $1 billion in sanctions. Read Full Review
Articles & Perspectives
February 23, 2018
Sage Counsel: Tips for Corporate Whistleblower Counsel
Corporate Whistleblower Watch
We answer questions on rule 21F-17 of the Securities Exchange Act and how it relates to the retaliation against whistleblowers, as well as what happens after whistleblowers file a submission with the SEC. Read Full Q&A
Articles & Perspectives
February 1, 2018
A Conversation with Jordan Thomas: The Origins of the SEC Whistleblower Program
Labaton Sucharow LLP
How to avoid the next financial crisis? How to detect the next fraud and deter the next fraudster? These questions plagued regulators, law enforcement, legislators and the public at large following the collapse of the global economy in 2008. One idea that would prove to be prescient and, in its execution, extraordinarily successful, was the...
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February 1, 2018
Who Can Report Securities Fraud? The Insider, The Outsider and The Witness
Labaton Sucharow LLP
“Is it the trader at a desk on Wall Street who knows someone a few seats over, a colleague who got an inside tip and illegally acted on that knowledge? That’s certainly possible. It might also be an angry spouse, a vigilant journalist or an executive assistant. Virtually anyone can be an SEC whistleblower. Even...
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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
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...
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
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...
In The News
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
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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