Whistleblower lawyer Jason Zuckerman was named to Washingtonian Magazine’s “Top Lawyers Hall of Fame.” According to Washingtonian, this is a “lifetime achievement” recognition honoring Washington DC-based lawyers who have been named to the Washingtonian’s “Top Lawyers” lists for at least 10 of the past 15 years. The Top Lawyers list is put together through peer voting – surveys of local attorneys asking them who they would turn to if they needed legal help and advice. Zuckerman was first named a Washingtonian top lawyer in the category of whistleblower law in 2007.
Zuckerman represents whistleblowers in whistleblower rewards and whistleblower protection matters with a focus on securing awards for whistleblowers disclosing fraud to the SEC whistleblower reward program and CFTC whistleblower reward program.
In conjunction with Matt Stock, Director of the firm’s SEC whistleblower practice, Zuckerman has secured awards for seven whistleblowers, and the courageous whistleblowers that they represent have helped stop more than $1 billion in Ponzi schemes and other fraudulent investment schemes. The firm has secured SEC whistleblower awards concerning a wide range of violations of federal securities laws, including accounting fraud, FCPA violations, EB-5 fraud, and violations of auditor independence rules.
In matters in which Zuckerman Law obtained SEC whistleblower awards for its clients, the public orders announcing the awards note the “significant assistance” provided to SEC staff that enabled the SEC to conserve resources and act promptly. Whistleblower tips filed by Zuckerman Law have enabled the SEC to halt fraudulent investment schemes worth more than $1 billion.
Zuckerman also represents whistleblowers in whistleblower retaliation cases, including Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower retaliation claims. He has established favorable precedents under a wide range of whistleblower protection laws. His broad experience includes serving as Senior Legal Advisor to the Special Counsel at the U.S. Office of Special Counsel, the federal agency charged with protecting whistleblowers in the federal government. In 2012, the Secretary of Labor appointed Zuckerman to serve on the DOL’s Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee to make recommendations to improve OSHA’s enforcement of federal whistleblower protection laws.