Law360 profiled Labaton Sucharow LLP partner Jordan Thomas, who was named among Law360's 2018 Securities MVPs. Thomas made history this year by guiding Merrill Lynch Whistleblowers to an $83 million award from the SEC’s Whistleblower Program. The award is the largest since the beginning of the SEC’s Whistleblower program in 2011. He was one of only six lawyers named in the securities law category this year.
When asked about his professional motivation, Thomas said, “As someone who always identified with rebels, outsiders and underdogs, working with whistleblowers has felt very natural. As a black attorney, I know what it’s like to be a minority. Having grown up with modest means, I love the idea of leveling the playing field so courageous corporate whistleblowers can be successful.”
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