Labaton Sucharow Expands SEC Whistleblower Practice With Hire of Three Ex-SEC and DOJ Officials

The American Lawyer, Bloomberg Law, Law360, The National Law Journal
May 24, 2017

Jordan A. Thomas and Steven Durham remark on expansion of Firm’s Whistleblower Practice 

Labaton Sucharow added three partners to the Firm’s Whistleblower Representation Practice—Timothy Warren, a former associate director of enforcement in the SEC’s Chicago office; Steven Durham, former fraud and public corruption chief at the U.S. attorney’s office in Washington; and Robert Wilson, a former deputy assistant director of enforcement at the SEC.

Chair of the Firm’s Whistleblower Representation practice, Jordan Thomas, said the addition of the three new partners will make his group one of the strongest in the nation. "Our belief in the extraordinary potential of this revolutionary program led us to establish the first national whistleblower practice exclusively dedicated to SEC whistleblowers," Thomas said. "By recruiting three former SEC and DOJ leaders, we are making a substantial investment that reflects our long-term confidence in the program and our commitment to being the leading SEC whistleblower practice in the world."
Durham described the move to Labaton Sucharow as a "rare opportunity to wear the white hat in private practice and continue to fight the good fight." He also said his time in law enforcement offered him a window into the value that whistleblowers can provide when trying to combat corporate wrongdoing.

"After many years prosecuting major fraud and securities cases with the help of cooperating witnesses and whistleblowers, I know the incredible value whistleblowers bring to law enforcement and the challenges they face while navigating this tricky terrain," he said.