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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...
In The News
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...
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
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.
Webinars, Videos & Podcasts
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
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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
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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