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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.

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October 26, 2016
This Obscure Government Agency has a Plan to Put Wall Street CEOs in Prison
The Washington Post
Jordan A. Thomas weighs in on cracking down CEOs at large Wall Street firms and discusses the SEC’s concerns on whistleblower agreement failures Recently, the federal agency has been successful in sending bankers committing fraud and other prohibited arrangements to prison. While the number of bankers charged has increased significantly, the Office of the Special...
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October 15, 2016
Warren wants SEC chief sacked
Boston Herald
Jordan A. Thomas weighs in on Warren calling for Obama to dismiss SEC Chair U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren has revealed her displeasure with Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chair Mary Jo White, demanding for President Obama to demote White due to her lack of support of crafting a rule which requires public companies to disclose...
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October 9, 2016
Whistleblower law reform needed in Australia: Christmas Island class action lawyer says
The Sydney Morning Herald
Jordan A. Thomas describes the provisions required to protect whistleblowers in Australia The Sydney Morning Herald interviewed Jordan A. Thomas, the Chair of the Firm’s Whistleblower Protection practice, to get his thoughts on the lack of whistleblower protection provisions in Australia. A component from the U.S. SEC Whistleblower Program that Australia should consider is granting...
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October 6, 2016
Wells Fargo Woes Ignite Call to Beef Up Whistleblower Protections
Morning Consult
Jordan A. Thomas published op-ed in The New York Times and quoted in The Washington Post, Compliance Week, Morning Consult, and Law360  for recent Wells Fargo investigation involving dishonest sales practices The Justice Department is investigating Wells Fargo’s improper sales tactics. Federal prosecutors are in the early stages of an investigation after it has been...
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October 3, 2016
Will Wells Fargo lead to more whistleblowing?
Compliance Week
Jordan A. Thomas published op-ed in The New York Times and quoted in The Washington Post, Compliance Week, Morning Consult, and Law360  for recent Wells Fargo investigation involving dishonest sales practices The Justice Department is investigating Wells Fargo’s improper sales tactics. Federal prosecutors are in the early stages of an investigation after it has been...
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September 30, 2016
Gaming Concern That Fired Whistle-Blower to Pay $500K
Bloomberg BNA
Jordan A. Thomas weighs in on the increase of retaliation cases in the coming years International Game Technology, a manufacturing company that distributes slot machines, will pay half a million dollars for allegedly firing a highly regarded employee because he informed senior management and the SEC about potential wrongdoings in the gaming concern’s financial statements....
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September 26, 2016
The SEC Whistleblower Program’s Quiet Success
Investopedia
Bank of America Corp.’s Merrill Lynch brokerage unit will pay $415 million and admit to wrongdoing to settle charges that it misused customer cash in the largest customer protection settlement in the United States in the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) history. A bank executive with the details of a complex trading scheme that inflated...
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September 26, 2016
$4 Million Whistleblower Award Just a Start? Attorneys Say Yes
InsideCounsel
Jordan A. Thomas discusses how recent successful whistleblower tips allow the SEC to give more awards at a faster pace Bank of America Corp.’s Merrill Lynch brokerage unit will pay $415 million and admit to wrongdoing to settle charges that it misused customer cash in the largest customer protection settlement in the United States in...
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September 23, 2016
Justice Department Launches a Full-Court Press on Misdeeds at Banks
Compliance Week
“The enforcement net has had a significant gap in the banking sector and this a step toward closing that gap,” says Jordan Thomas, a veteran of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Enforcement Division who now heads the law firm Labaton Sucharow’s whistleblower representation practice. “I get a lot of calls from people who are interested...
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September 19, 2016
Confusion Over Dodd-Frank Is Leaving Whistleblowers Exposed
Law360
Jordan A. Thomas opines on anti-retaliation measures for whistleblowers When the Dodd-Frank was assembled, language was instilled that protected whistleblowers like never before. Shortly after the Dodd-Frank was signed, a former GE Energy LLC executive, Khaled Asadi claimed he was demoted and then fired after internally reporting concerns that the company had violated the Foreign...
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September 18, 2016
SEC Rewards Help Bring Forward the Whistleblowers 
Financial Times
Jordan A. Thomas discusses how recent successful whistleblower tips allow the SEC to give more awards at a faster pace Bank of America Corp.’s Merrill Lynch brokerage unit will pay $415 million and admit to wrongdoing to settle charges that it misused customer cash in the largest customer protection settlement in the United States in...
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September 14, 2016
Federal Prosecutors Launch Probe Into Wells Fargo’s Sales Tactics
The Washington Post
Jordan A. Thomas published op-ed in The New York Times and quoted in The Washington Post, Compliance Week, Morning Consult, and Law360  for recent Wells Fargo investigation involving dishonest sales practices The Justice Department is investigating Wells Fargo’s improper sales tactics. Federal prosecutors are in the early stages of an investigation after it has been...
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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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