NEW YORK – (October 17, 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 Jordan as a respected leader in the industry. As one of the principal architects of the SEC Whistleblower Program, and the founder of the nation’s first law practice exclusively focused on representing SEC whistleblowers, Jordan’s extraordinary work and advocacy has led to record recoveries, precedent-setting cases, and greater public understanding and support of whistleblowers,” said Lawrence A. Sucharow, Labaton Sucharow’s Firm Chairman.
Among his many landmark cases, Thomas successfully represented the first officer of a public company to win an SEC whistleblower award, the first SEC whistleblower to receive criminal immunity, and the first SEC whistleblower to receive a whistleblower award because his company retaliated against him. His clients were responsible for the recent $267 million JPMorgan and $415 million Merrill Lynch SEC enforcement actions, which are likely to result in the largest group and individual SEC whistleblower awards in history. He also won the fourth largest SEC whistleblower award for a client to date.
“I am so honored and humbled to be included in this esteemed group of securities enforcement attorneys. It is a powerful affirmation that whistleblowers are a crucial part of the enforcement process. By providing early and actionable intelligence to wrongdoing, they have created a revolution in the enforcement paradigm,” added Thomas.