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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.

November 17, 2017
SEC Releases Annual Report of Whistleblower Office: Another Record Year Affirms Tremendous Power of Agency’s Whistleblower Program
Labaton Sucharow LLP, which established the first national practice exclusively dedicated to representing Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) whistleblowers, today applauded the SEC, which released its annual report of the whistleblower program affirming another record year for the agency’s program. Established under Dodd-Frank, the SEC program already has awarded more than $162 million to whistleblowers...
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October 26, 2017
Labaton Sucharow Partner Jordan A. Thomas Named to List of Top Enforcement Attorneys
NEW YORK – (October 26, 2017) – Labaton Sucharow LLP is pleased to announce that partner Jordan A. Thomas, has been named to Securities Docket’s 2017 Enforcement 40 list. Now in its fifth year, the list honors the industry’s premier securities enforcement attorneys and is compiled through extensive peer review and research. “This recognition reaffirms...
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Knowledge is Power: The Securities Law Handbook
Reports & Surveys
Reporting Without Regrets: The SEC Whistleblower Program Handbook
Reports & Surveys
SEC Insider’s Guide: A Guide to the SEC’s Investigative and Enforcement Process
Reports & Surveys
2016 Annual Report on the Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program
Reports & Surveys
September 29, 2017
Justices Could Reshape Securities Law Without Blockbuster
In an article discussing cases in the U.S. Supreme Court’s (SCOTUS) docket, it mentions the Digital Realty litigation has drawn  interest in part because of its subject—the reach of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act’s whistleblower protections. SCOTUS agreed to review a Ninth Circuit opinion that revived former Digital Realty executive Paul Somers’ claims he was terminated...
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September 20, 2017
ZeroHedge: Can Anyone Be a Whistleblower?
Who Can Blow the Whistle? Almost anyone. With few exceptions, any individual or group of individuals, regardless of citizenship, can report a possible violation of the federal securities laws while protecting their identity, securing robust employment protections and earning significant monetary awards. In fact, a whistleblower doesn’t have to be employed by the entity at...
Articles & Perspectives
September 15, 2017
Gathering Evidence as a Whistleblower
Gathering evidence to be a whistleblower can be extraordinarily tricky terrain. A well-intended whistleblower with poor advice or no advice at all can make serious mistakes and potentially break the law. Can you secretly record a phone conversation? Can you take your laptop home and copy files? Can you secretly record meetings? Is it a...
Articles & Perspectives
September 7, 2017
Recruit or Resist? Corporate Culture and the Whistleblower
Given the recent and significant uptick in whistleblowing, corporate leaders are on notice. While there are many federal and state whistleblower regimes, looking at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s whistleblower program in particular, we see that tips are on the rise and originate from every state in the union and over 100 countries. Whistleblowers are...
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September 5, 2017
Merrill Lynch Exec to Cease & Desist
The former head of regulatory reporting at Merrill Lynch, William Tirrell, has reached a settlement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that comes with no penalty but will require him to cease and desist from future securities law violations, ending allegations of his involvement in wrongdoing that led to a $415 million fine for...
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August 26, 2017
Dealbook: James Staley’s Series of Unfortunate Events
The New York Times
Chair of the Firm’s Whistleblower Representation Practice Jordan A. Thomas, was recently quoted in an article profiling James E. Staley, Chief Executive of Barclays bank. The article focuses on Staley’s investigation by British bank regulators for trying to unmask a whistleblower who criticized the competency of one of his senior hires, Tim Main, formerly of JP...
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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
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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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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