Whistleblower lawyer Jason Zuckerman will speak at a BNA Bloomberg on New Developments in Whistleblower Law on September 27, 2016 at 1:00 PM ET.
Zuckerman is privileged to join distinguished experts Jane Norberg, Acting Chief, SEC Office of the Whistleblower, MaryAnn Garrahan, Director of OSHA’s Whistleblower Protection Programs, and Steven Pearlman, Partner, Proskauer Rose.
This panel will focus on the key developments in whistleblower reward and retaliation claims. The program will discuss trends in recent SEC whistleblower awards, including awards to internal compliance and audit whistleblowers, recent ARB and federal court decisions construing the scope of protected whistleblowing under Sarbanes-Oxley and Dodd-Frank, and the SEC’s bar against gag clauses in confidentiality agreements and policies. Our panelists will also discuss OSHA Whistleblower Protection program enforcement rends, the impact of the Yates memo on investigations of whistleblower disclosures, and the whistleblower protection provision in the Defend Trade Secrets Act. Finally, this webinar will provide tips for encouraging internal reporting.
•Reducing the risk of whistleblower retaliation claims
•Best practices for conducting effective internal investigations of whistleblower complaints
•Understanding the types of disclosures protected under federal corporate whistleblower protection laws
•Drafting confidentiality provisions in employment agreements and settlement agreements that comply with the Dodd-Frank Act whistleblower regulations
Who would benefit most from attending this program?
Corporate counsel; employment lawyers; securities lawyers; white collar criminal defense lawyers.
STEVEN PEARLMAN, PARTNER, PROSKAUER ROSE
Steven Pearlman, Partner, Proskauer Rose
Mr. Steven Pearlman is a partner in the Labor & Employment Law Department and co-head of the firm’s Whistleblowing & Retaliation Group. His practice focuses on defending complex employment litigation involving claims of discrimination, harassment and retaliation; wage-and-hour laws; breach of employment contract; and restrictive covenants (e.g., non-competition agreements). Mr. Pearlman is also at the forefront of defending whistleblower retaliation claims, and routinely conducts investigations arising from whistleblower reports. He has successfully tried cases to verdict in Illinois, Florida and California, and defended what is reported to be the largest Illinois-only class action in the history of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
Mr. Pearlman is admitted to practice in California, Illinois, the Illinois Supreme Court, the California Supreme Court, the United States court of Appeals for the Second, Seventh, Eighth and Ninth Circuits, and the United States District Courts for the Northern and Central Districts of Illinois, the Central District of California, the Northern District of Florida, and the Eastern District of Michigan.
JASON ZUCKERMAN, ZUCKERMAN LAW
Mr. Jason Zuckerman litigates whistleblower retaliation, qui tam, wrongful discharge, discrimination, non-compete, and other employment-related claims, and authors the Whistleblower Protection Law Blog. His broad experience includes practicing employment law at a national law firm, serving as a Principal at The Employment Law Group, and 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 Mr. Zuckerman to serve on the Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee, which makes recommendations to the Secretary of Labor to improve OSHA’s administration of federal whistleblower protections. He is proud of the results he has achieves for clients in a wide variety of employment matters, but just as importantly, he is proud of the high level of customer services that he aims to provide to every client.
Mr. Zuckerman is admitted to practice before the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia bars, the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second, Fourth and Federal Circuits, and the United States District Courts for the District of Columbia, the Eastern District of Virginia, and the District of Maryland. He earned his J.D. from the University of Virginia, where he served as Articles Editor of the Virginia Journal of Law and Technology, and his B.A., magna cum laude, from Georgetown University.
MARYANN GARRAHAN, DIRECTOR OF WHISTLEBLOWER PROTECTION PROGRAMS, OSHA
Ms. MaryAnn Garrahan is the Director of OSHA’s Whistleblower Protection Programs in Washington, DC. She provides leadership for the enforcement of 22 whistleblower statutes delegated to OSHA. This includes developing program policies and guidance, promulgating procedural rules and regulations, running an Administrative Review program, overseeing an outreach program, and establishing and monitoring the agency’s whistleblower performance measures and operating plan.
Prior to becoming the Director, Ms. Garrahan was the OSHA Regional Administrator in Philadelphia where she oversaw whistleblower and safety and health enforcement covering 13 million workers. She has been with OSHA for over 30 years.
JANE A. NORBERG, DEPUTY CHIEF, OFFICE OF THE WHISTLEBLOWER, U.S. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Ms. Jane Norberg is the Deputy Chief of the Office of the Whistleblower for the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). She previously worked at her own law firm and at Shearman & Sterling, where she advised major public corporations regarding executive compensation disclosure, corporate governance issues and other securities laws matters. She also negotiated and drafted severance arrangements for senior executive officers and provided guidance regarding non-competition and non-solicitation covenants. Prior to her private law experience, Ms. Norberg served as a special agent for the U.S. Secret Service where she worked with confidential informants in planning, organizing and conducting investigations of federal crimes including telecommunications and bank fraud, counterfeiting of U.S. currency, and forgery of federal checks and bonds.
Ms. Norberg is a cum laude graduate of St. John’s University School of Law, where she served as an editor of the law review and was a merit scholarship recipient. She received her bachelor’s degree from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania.