Jordan Thomas

Jordan Thomas

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Jordan Thomas is Partner and Chair of the Whistleblower Representation Practice at Labaton Sucharow. He focuses his practice on investigating and prosecuting securities violations on behalf of whistleblowers and institutional clients. During his tenure in federal law enforcement, Thomas investigated and litigated a number of high-profile matters, resulting in more than $35 billion in monetary relief for investors. He is also a regular writer, speaker, and media commentator on whistleblower issues, securities enforcement, and corporate ethics.

  • Thomas began his legal career as a Navy Judge Advocate on active duty.
  • He worked as a stockbroker while in law school.
  • He has appeared as a guest on Real Vision.
  • He is a principal architect of the SEC Whistleblower Program in 2011.
  • He established the nation’s first whistleblower practice exclusively focused on violations of the federal securities laws.
  • He is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and the States of Connecticut, New Mexico, New York, and Virginia.
  • His clients won the largest single-case SEC whistleblower award in history, more than $83 million for reporting misconduct at Merrill Lynch.
  • He has represented SEC whistleblowers in matters that have led to over $1 billion in sanctions.
  • Among his many landmark cases, he successfully represented:
    • the first officer of a public company to win an SEC whistleblower award
    • the first SEC whistleblower to receive criminal immunity
    • the first SEC whistleblower to receive a whistleblower award because his company retaliated against him


  • He chairs the Standing Committee on the SEC, IRS & CFTC for TAFEF.



  • 2017 Enforcement 40 by Securities Docket
  • 2015 Top Thought Leaders in Trust by Trust! Magazine 
  • 2014 Superstar by Corporate Responsibility Magazine
  • 2012 Legal Rebel by the American Bar Association Journal, in recognition of his trailblazing efforts in the legal field
  • One of the Leading Plaintiff Financial Lawyers by Lawdragon
  • Shortlisted for Plaintiff Attorney of the Year by Benchmark Litigation
  • Distinguished Leader by the New York Law Journal
  • Securities Law MVP by Law360 
  • Local Litigation Star by Benchmark Litigation
  • Lawyer of the Year by the Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund
  • Plaintiffs' Lawyers Trailblazer by The National Law Journal
  • Top Thought Leader in Trust by Trust Across America
  • While at the SEC, he received four Chairman's Awards, four Division Director's Awards, and a Letter of Commendation from the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia.
  • The Ethisphere Institute included him in its listing of Attorneys Who Matter, which recognizes leading practitioners in corporate ethics.
  • He has received an AV Preeminent rating, the highest attorney rating available, from the publishers of the Martindale-Hubbell legal directory.
  • 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.