Jordan A. Thomas launched Labaton Sucharow's Whistleblower Representation practice, the nation's only practice exclusively focused on representing whistleblowers who report federal securities violations under the Securities and Exchange Commissions whistleblower program established by the Dodd-Frank Act. Mr. Thomas joined Labaton from the SEC where he served as an Assistant Director and, previously, as an Assistant Chief Litigation Counsel in the Division of Enforcement. He had a leadership role in the development of the SEC Whistleblower Program and also served as the principal architect and first National Coordinator of the SEC Cooperation Program.
Throughout his tenure at the SEC, Mr. Thomas was assigned to many of the SEC's highest profile matters such as those involving Enron and Fannie Mae. He successfully investigated, litigated and supervised a wide variety of enforcement matters involving violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, issuer accounting fraud and other disclosure violations, audit failures, insider trading, market manipulations, offering frauds and broker-dealer, investment adviser and investment company violations. His cases resulted in monetary relief for harmed investors in excess of $35 billion.
Prior to joining the SEC, Mr. Thomas was a Trial Attorney at the Department of Justice, where he specialized in complex financial services litigation. He began his legal career as a Navy Judge Advocate on active duty and continues to serve as a senior officer in the Reserve Law Program. In recognition of his contributions to recent SEC enforcement initiatives, Mr. Thomas was a recipient of the Arthur Mathews Award and, on two occasions, the Law and Policy Award. He also received four Division Director's Awards and a Letter of Commendation from the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia. He is a decorated military officer, who has twice been awarded the Rear Admiral Hugh H. Howell Award of Excellence-the highest award the Navy can bestow upon a reserve judge advocate.
Mr. Thomas is a frequent speaker and panelist on topics relating to whistleblower issues and securities enforcement. He is often featured and mentioned in the media - including Wall Street Journal (online), Bloomberg, Law360, AmLaw Litigation Daily, and the New York Law Journal, among others.