A conversation with Jordan Thomas '92 and Joe Donahue
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | A principal architect of the SEC Whistleblower Program, in 2011, Jordan Thomas established the nation’s first whistleblower practice exclusively focused on violations of the federal securities laws. Both pioneer and recognized leader in the field, Jordan has been profiled in the The New Yorker, The New York Times and on NPR. His clients have secured precedent-setting whistleblower awards and have launched many of the SEC’s most high-profile cases. A longtime public servant and seasoned trial lawyer, Jordan joined Labaton Sucharow from the Securities and Exchange Commission where he served as an Assistant Director and, previously, as an Assistant Chief Litigation Counsel in the Division of Enforcement. 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 recently retired as a Captain in its Reserve Law Program. While in law school, he worked as a stockbroker. Jordan studied dance at Bennington College before graduating in 1992, and in 1995 received his JD from Southwestern Law School.