It was just six years ago that congress voted for the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. No polices that the congress had voted on has been so overwhelmingly vast since the Great Depression of 1929. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) policy allows employees to report violations that threaten the Federal securities laws to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Labaton Sucharow law firm was the first law firm in the country to establish a whistleblower law. Eligible whistleblowers make 10 to 30 percent of the proceeds when their case is won.
Jordan A. Thomas is a SEC whistleblower attorney for Labaton Sucharow who advocates for whistleblowers all over the world. He has a lot of experience as a public servant and a trial lawyer who had joined Labaton Sucharow in 2011. Thomas was once the Assistant Director and Assistant Chief Litigation Counsel in the Division of Enforcement at the SEC who drafted the proposed legislation and finalized implementing rules leading the fact-finding procedures at many federal agencies. Mr. Thomas is credited for creating the Whistleblower Advocate Newsletter. Recently, Thomas was awarded the Arthur Matthews award for creativity. In past few years, Thomas won other awards including “Legal Rebel” from the American Bar Association,Restore Integrity” award from POPULAR (“Power Over Poverty Under Laws of America Restored”), and the Ethisphere Institute added Thomas’ name to their listing of “Attorneys Who Matter.” The publishers of the Martindale-Hubbell legal directory gave Thomas their highest rating, the AV Preeminent rating. He also received the Rear Admiral Hugh H. Howell Award of Excellence, which is the highest award the navy gives.
When Jordan A Thomas was a trial lawyer, he worked for the Department of Justice, specializing in complex financial services litigation that involved the FDIC and Office of Thrift Supervision. Beginning his career as an active duty Navy Judge Advocate, he continues to divide his time between whistleblowers advocacy and Reserve Law Program senior office. Thomas worked with many high-profile agencies including Enron, Fannie Mae, UBS, and Citigroup.
Jordan Thomas is a highly educated man, receiving his B.A. degree at Bennington College in 1992 and his J.D. degree from the Southwestern School of Law in 1995. Thomas is very multifaceted. Not only is he a highly respected lawyer, he is also a much sought after competent speaker,writer, media commentator on securities enforcement, corporate ethics, and whistleblower issues,and chairman of the whistleblower’s board.