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In 2011, after the SEC unveiled a first-of-its-kind investor protection initiative, we stepped into the spotlight, establishing the nation’s first standalone practice exclusively focused on SEC whistleblowers. Since then, in addition to precedential wins, significant expansion and pivotal roles in domestic and international whistleblower legislation and rule-making, our practice has been front and center, staking new ground, elevating the program’s profile and regularly making news.

October 29, 2018
Labaton Sucharow Named a Top Plaintiffs Firm by Benchmark Litigation
Press Release
Benchmark Litigation has once again named Labaton Sucharow as a Top 10 Plaintiffs Firm in the country in its 2019 edition. The Firm also earned top rankings in Securities Litigation and Corporate Governance and Shareholder Rights Litigation categories. In addition to firmwide and practice area recognitions, Benchmark recognized partners Thomas Dubbs, Jonathan Gardner, Jordan Thomas,...
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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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October 1, 2018
Jordan Thomas Talks SEC, Musk Settlement on CNBC’s Squawk Box
Jordan Thomas discussed the SEC’s recently announced settlement with Tesla CEO Elon Musk, calling the settlement “an appropriate resolution, one that [SEC] Chairman Clayton and the Enforcement Division will be happy with.” When asked by Squawk Box host Andrew Ross Sorkin about the strength of Musk’s case, Jordan responded “I think he had a fundamental...
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September 29, 2018
Jordan Thomas Discusses SEC’s Settlement with Tesla
The Washington Post
Jordan Thomas, Chair of Labaton Sucharow’s Whistleblower Representation Practice, spoke with The Washington Post about the SEC’s settlement with Tesla. As part of the settlement, Tesla CEO Elon Musk will step down as Chairman for three years and will pay a $20 million fine. Tesla will pay an additional $20 million fine, add two new independent directors...
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September 27, 2018
Labaton Sucharow and Getnick & Getnick Secure Major False Claims Act Settlement in Philip Falcone Hedge Fund Tax Case
Press Release
NEW YORK, September 27, 2018 – Labaton Sucharow LLP and co-counsel Getnick & Getnick LLP have secured a major settlement in the second stage of the largest ever tax whistleblower recovery in New York state history. New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood announced the $30 million settlement today. It follows a related $40 million settlement...
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September 27, 2018
Tesla Shares Fall After SEC Alleges Musk Lied to Investors
The Washington Post
Labaton Sucharow partner Jordan Thomas spoke to The Washington Post about the SEC’s announcement last night that it was suing Tesla and seeking to ban Tesla’s Chief Executive, Elon Musk, from leading any public company. Jordan noted that SEC probes like this typically take years, not months, particularly in high-profile cases. “The speed in which this case...
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September 18, 2018
SEC Powerhouse Richard Levine Joins Labaton Sucharow
Press Release
Nation’s Largest SEC Whistleblower Representation Practice Continues to Expand Following Record Setting Results—Despite Political Uncertainties New York, NY (September 18, 2018) – Labaton Sucharow LLP today announced that Richard Levine, longtime Associate General Counsel for Legal Policy at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), has joined as a Partner in its Whistleblower Representation Practice. Mr....
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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...
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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...
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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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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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February 23, 2018
Companies May Find High Court Whistleblower Ruling Costly
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...
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February 10, 2020
Jordan Thomas Recognized as a 2020 Top Thought Leader in Trust
Press Release
Whistleblower Representation Practice Chair Jordan Thomas has been named a Trust Across America 2020 Top Thought Leader in Trust. A multi-year award winner, Jordan joins corporate leaders, academics and researchers who transform the way organizations build and operate their businesses. Describing Jordan’s work, Trust Across America wrote “And what if the SEC could tap the...
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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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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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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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