“People thought I was crazy not to go into a big corporate defense practice where I could make a lot of money,” Mr. Thomas said.
Seven years later, his bet is paying off. He has built one of the top legal practices in the country representing corporate whistle-blowers. And because of a program that Mr. Thomas helped create at the S.E.C., in which whistle-blowers can receive a cut of penalties the agency imposes as a result of information they provide, the money is starting to pour into Mr. Thomas’s firm.
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