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ACI Whistleblower Litigation Summit Features Directors of CFTC and SEC Whistleblower Programs

Leading whistleblower lawyer Jason Zuckerman will join distinguished faculty, including Sean McKessy, Chief of the SEC Office of the Whistleblower and Christopher Ehrman, Director of the CFTC Whistleblower Office, to speak at ACI’s Advanced Forum on Whistleblower Litigation in Washington DC on July 28, 2015.  Register here.

American Conference Institute presents its Inaugural Summit on Whistleblower Litigation to offer practical guidance on how to minimize your organization’s risk exposure due to the increasing number of whistleblower complaints at various government agencies including the SEC, CFTC, IRS, DOJ, and OSHA. The U.S. Government is allocating more time and resources to whistleblower programs. Now more than ever, companies need to re-position their whistleblower compliance programs and take enhanced steps to encourage whistleblowers to report internally. Furthermore compliance officers need to ensure that they can track and monitor the progress, timeliness and outcomes of internal cases.

When the whistleblower is a current employee there are several additional factors to consider. Creating policies to handle increased whistleblower reports is fraught with potential landmines and needs to be addressed by both your employment and compliance counsel. There are also new anti-retaliation statues and the SEC has been working to identify employee confidentiality, severance and other agreements that may interfere with an employee’s ability to report a wrongdoing.

There has never been a more critical time to attend this event. Recognized experts will address the most pressing legal and compliance risks confronting industry, including:

  • Strengthening your internal investigation function
  • How to conduct a risk assessment on a potential claim
  • Managing the employment considerations for the whistleblower
  • Key procedural distinctions between SOX, FCA and Dodd-Frank whistleblower protection
  • Legality of confidentiality agreements
  • Litigating non-intervened False Claims Act cases
  • The state of Dodd-Frank whistleblower retaliation claims

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Jason Zuckerman, Principal of Zuckerman Law, litigates whistleblower retaliation, qui tam, wrongful discharge, and other employment-related claims. He is rated 10 out of 10 by Avvo, was recognized by Washingtonian magazine as a “Top Whistleblower Lawyer” in 2015 and selected by his peers to be included in The Best Lawyers in America® and in SuperLawyers.