Labaton Sucharow Bulks Up Its Whistle-Blower Practice

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By Antoinette Gartrell

Plaintiffs’ law firm Labaton Sucharow LLP has bulked up its whistle-blower practice by adding three veteran enforcement attorneys to its roster.

Labaton’s three new partners include Timothy L. Warren, who until recently was acting director of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Chicago Regional Office. He will be joined by Robert G. Wilson, a former Enforcement Division branch chief, and Steven J. Durham, former chief of the Fraud and Public Corruption Section in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Washington. The three will be based in Labaton’s recently opened Chicago and Washington offices.

“By recruiting three former SEC and DOJ leaders, we are making a substantial investment that reflects our long-term confidence in the program and our commitment to being the leading SEC whistleblower practice in the world,” Jordan A. Thomas, chair of Labaton’s whistle-blower practice, said in a May 23 release.

Thomas said the firm is getting more whistle-blower inquiries due to the growing awareness of the SEC’s bounty program and the fact that bounty awards are becoming more sizable. The expansion makes Labaton the nation’s largest practice dedicated exclusively to SEC whistle-blowers, Thomas said.

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