SEC
Whistleblower
Advocates

Meet The Team

While we hold our client relationships and results as the highest measures of success, we have great pride in our collective history of public service. Our SEC whistleblower team has more 'time in the game' than all of our competitors. Combined.

Awards and Recognition

Jordan A. Thomas

Chair

A former Assistant Director in the Enforcement Division of the SEC and a principal architect of the SEC Whistleblower Program, Jordan Thomas established Labaton Sucharow’s whistleblower practice–the nation’s first exclusively focused on SEC whistleblowers. Both pioneer and recognized leader in the field, Jordan has secured groundbreaking results, including the largest SEC whistleblower awards in history.

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Steven J. Durham

Partner

A former Chief of the Fraud and Public Corruption Section at the US Attorney's Office in Washington D.C., Steve is a powerful advocate for SEC whistleblowers. With a 20-year track record of protecting victim's rights as a federal securities prosecutor and five years navigating risk management issues for a multinational corporation, Steve has uncommon insight into how to best represent whistleblowers before the SEC.

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Richard A. Levine

Partner

A distinguished veteran of federal law enforcement, Richard Levine spent more than three decades at the Securities and Exchange Commission. Beginning in 1984, he served in various roles in the SEC’s Office of General Counsel, most recently as Associate General Counsel for Legal Policy. Among other things, he was responsible for providing legal and policy advice to the Office of the Whistleblower, the Enforcement Division, and the Commission.

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Timothy L. Warren

Partner

With three decades of SEC enforcement experience, Tim is a longtime champion of SEC whistleblowers, victims of financial fraud and the investing public. Tim served as an Acting Regional Director, overseeing all examination and enforcement personnel in the Chicago Regional Office, and an Associate Director in the Enforcement Division of the SEC.

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Robert G. Wilson

Partner

With over two decades of SEC enforcement experience, Bob has investigated and prosecuted federal securities violations committed by some of the largest corporate and financial institutions in the world. Bob served as a Deputy Assistant Director and Branch Chief in the Enforcement Division of the SEC.

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Jerome C. Pontrelli

Director of Investigations

As Labaton Sucharow's Director of Investigations, Jay brings more than two decades of law enforcement experience, including 12 years with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. A founding member of the SEC Whistleblower Representation Practice, Jay and his investigative team work on the majority of our clients’ whistleblower submissions.

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William H. Schervish

Director of Market Intelligence

As Director of Market Intelligence and a founding member of our Whistleblower
Representation Practice, Bill leverages his training as a JD, CPA, CFE and CFA charterholder to evaluate cases and assist our partners in the preparation of SEC whistleblower submissions.

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Incomparable Bench Strength

There’s no other way to say it: We live and breathe the securities laws.

Leveraging the Firm’s five decades of securities litigation experience, our practice—the nation’s first exclusively focused on SEC whistleblowers—marshals market-leading resources to protect and advocate for those courageous individuals who report possible securities violations, sometimes at great personal and professional risk.

A world-class in-house team of investigators, financial analysts and forensic accountants assist our partners. Together, this collaborative team provides our clients with unparalleled counsel and nothing short of concierge service.

Awards & Recognition

We hold our client relationships and results as the highest measures of success. But we are also deeply gratified that the bench and bar consistently recognize Labaton Sucharow as one of the premier securities law firms in the nation.

Jordan Thomas was named a 2018 Plaintiffs Trailblazer by The National Law Journal for his role in the creation of the SEC's Whistleblower Program

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The Firm has won the Elite Trial Lawyers Award (2015) and was named a finalist (2016-2018) in Securities Law; was recognized as a Top Plaintiffs' Firm on the annual Hot List; and was inducted into the NLJ Hall of Fame.

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Chair of the Firm’s Whistleblower Representation Practice, Jordan A. Thomas, was commended by Financial Times for helping establish the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Whistleblower Program as well as winning several landmark cases to expose the extent of global corporate wrongdoing. According to FT, tips have since come from every U.S. state and more than 100 countries and have resulted in over $1 billion in sanctions.

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Since 2012, our Firm has been ranked as a Top 10 Plaintiffs Firm in the United States. Three of the Whistleblower Representation Practice partners have been recognized as Local Litigation Stars.

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For 10 consecutive years, our Firm has been awarded a top ranking by Chambers & Partners USA for Plaintiffs Securities Litigation.

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For 12 consecutive years, The Legal 500, the world’s largest independent referral guide, has ranked our Firm as one of the top plaintiffs’ firms in the Securities Class Action Litigation field in the U.S.

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In 2013, 2014 and 2015, our firm was named as a “Most Feared Plaintiff Firm in Securities Litigation.” In the years 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 our firm was also named Class Action Group of the Year in Securities Litigation by Law 360.

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LEGAL REBEL

The Journal of the American Bar Association named Jordan Thomas, the Chair of our Whistleblower Representation Practice, a "Legal Rebel" in its 2012 ranking of the nation's most innovative practitioners.

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