Jordan A. Thomas joined Labaton Sucharow in 2011 to lead the nation's first practice exclusively focused on protecting and advocating for whistleblowers who wish to report violations of the federal securities laws. A nationally sought after writer, speaker and media commentator on securities enforcement, corporate ethics and whistleblower issues, Jordan entered the private sector following a long and successful career in federal law enforcement. At the SEC, where he played a leadership role in the development of the agency's whistleblower program, Jordan served as an Assistant Director and, previously, as an Assistant Chief Litigation Counsel in the Division of Enforcement. Throughout his tenure at the SEC, Jordan was assigned to many of its highest-profile matters such as those involving Enron, Fannie Mae, UBS, and Citigroup. He successfully investigated, litigated and supervised a wide variety of enforcement matters; cases that resulted in monetary relief for harmed investors in excess of $35 billion.
Prior to joining the Commission, Jordan was a Trial Attorney at the Department of Justice, where he specialized in complex financial services litigation involving the FDIC and Office of Thrift Supervision. He began his legal career as a Navy Judge Advocate on active duty and continues to serve as a senior officer in its Reserve Law Program. Earlier, Jordan worked as a stockbroker.
Throughout his career, Jordan has received numerous awards and honors. In 2012, he was named a Legal Rebel by the American Bar Association Journal. Ethisphere Institute, an internationally recognized think tank, selected Jordan as a Rising Star in its listing of 2012 Attorneys Who Matter. While at the SEC, Jordan received the Arthur Matthews Award, two Law and Policy Awards, four Chairman's Awards, four Division Director's Awards and a Letter of Commendation from the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia. He is also 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.
Southwestern Law School
1995, New Mexico
1996, District of Columbia
2012, New York