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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.

February 1, 2018
Whistleblower Bounties Explained: How Dodd-Frank Awards Tipsters
Labaton Sucharow
In this short video, Jordan Thomas explains how SEC whistleblowers can earn staggering financial awards for reporting corporate misconduct. SEC whistleblower awards can be significant, very significant. Awards are determined by the monetary sanctions collected from the entities and individuals engaged in the securities violations. The awards calculus is pretty straightforward: In actions where the...
Webinars, Videos & Podcasts
February 1, 2018
Can You Blow the Whistle Without Blowing Your Identity?
Labaton Sucharow LLP
Recognizing the importance of protecting the identity of whistleblowers, the program allows tipsters to report anonymously if they work with an attorney. That said, how attorneys protect their clients’ identities can require sophisticated tools, techniques and, most importantly, experience. When I was at the Commission and we were developing the SEC whistleblower program, we knew...
Webinars, Videos & Podcasts
February 1, 2018
The Reporting Minefield: Knowing the Facts, Knowing Your Rights
Labaton Sucharow LLP
Knowing if, when and how to report misconduct can be a confusing proposition. Many prospective whistleblowers worry that employment or secrecy agreements prohibit reporting to the government. In this video, Jordan Thomas explains how to navigate the reporting minefield and why whistleblowers should never fear that agreements with employers bar communications with the government. When...
Webinars, Videos & Podcasts
January 3, 2018
How to Make it Easier for Women to Report Sexual Harassment
In December of 2002, Time featured three women whistleblowers on the cover of its “person of the year” issue, noting that in “a year when our trust in American institutions was tested, Sherron Watkins of Enron, Coleen Rowley of the FBI and Cynthia Cooper of WorldCom found the strength to stand for what’s right.” At the time,...
Articles & Perspectives
December 12, 2017
Firm Shortlisted as “Standout” in Financial Times Most Innovative North American Law Firms List
Financial Times
NEW YORK (December 12, 2017) — Labaton Sucharow LLP announced today that the Firm was shortlisted among the Financial Times (FT) Most Innovative North American Law Firms List as a “Standout” in the Rule of Law and Access to Justice category. FT weighed factors including, Firm’s originality, leadership, and impact for a total innovation score. Particularly, Chair of...
In The News
Jordan A. Thomas’ Oral and Written Testimony to the Australian Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services
Jordan A. Thomas provided an oral and written testimony to the Australian Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services on April 28, 2017. Please view the transcript here. Additional documents and submissions can be found here.
Rules & Regs
Section 922: Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Protections
Section 922: Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Protections
Rules & Regs
SEC Form WB-APP (Application for Award for Original Information Submitted Pursuant to Section 21F of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934)
Rules & Regs
SEC Form-TCR (Tip, Complaint, or Referral)
Rules & Regs
November 20, 2017
Spotlight: A Conversation with Congressman Paul Kanjorski
Corporate Whistleblower Watch
In September, Jordan A. Thomas spoke with Congressman Paul E. Kanjorski (ret.), a veteran legislator from Pennsylvania, who served on the Financial Services Committee between 1985 and 2011. During a career spanning a quarter of a century, he played a leadership role in the crafting and passage of two landmark corporate reforms, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act...
Articles & Perspectives
November 18, 2017
Silicon Valley Could Be the Next Hotspot for SEC Whistleblowers
Tech Crunch
In recent years, the SEC has had greater success policing wrongdoing due in large part to the implementation of its whistleblower program, which allows individuals to anonymously sound the alarm against corruption while benefiting from robust employment protections and monetary incentives. But the whistleblowers’ crosshairs are not limited to Wall Street. Individuals are beginning to...
Articles & Perspectives
2017 Annual Report of the Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program
Click below to read the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s 2017 full report to Congress.
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
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
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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