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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.

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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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...
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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...
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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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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 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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August 7, 2017
Riding the Whistleblower Wave
In a recent article about the growing number of in-house whistleblower retaliation claims, as well as the expansion of whistleblower rights, Firm partner Jordan A. Thomas remarked on the government’s commitment to the Whistleblower Program under a new SEC Chair. According to the article, the SEC has received almost as many whistleblower claims in...
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August 1, 2017
SEC Whistleblower Award Sends Message to Government Employees
The Wall Street Journal
A $2.5 million award announced by the SEC last week didn’t include the name of the agency where the person worked, the company involved in the misconduct or the nature of the conduct involved, but lawyers representing tipsters and companies in whistleblower cases drew lessons from a footnote attached to the order. The footnote delineated...
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July 19, 2017
Justices’ Securities Docket Could Reflect Class Action Focus
Bloomberg BNA Securities Law Daily
In a recent Bloomberg BNA article discussing cases on the U.S. Supreme Court’s upcoming docket, Firm partner Jordan A. Thomas offers his perspective on how the cases might proceed. Chair of the Firm’s Whistleblower Representation Practice, Thomas remarked on Digital Realty Trust, Inc. v. Somers, a decision requiring reporting to the Securities and Exchange Commission...
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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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