Leading whistleblower lawyer Jason Zuckerman will be chairing a DC Bar CLE titled “Recent Developments in Qui Tam, IRS, and SEC Whistleblower Rewards Claims” on July 22, 2014. The speakers are leading experts from the government and private practice:
- Laurence Freedman, Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
- Reuben Guttman, Grant & Eisenhofer P.A.
- Arian June, WilmerHale
- Sean McKessy, Chief, Office of the Whistleblower, U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission
- Gerard Mene, Assistant U.S. Attorney
- Jordan Thomas, Labaton Sucharow LLP
- Stephen Whitlock, Director, IRS Whistleblower Office
- Jason Zuckerman, Law Office of Jason M Zuckerman PLLC (Course Chair)
This class will focus on recent developments in False Claims Act litigation and claims that qualify for rewards under the SEC and IRS whistleblower rewards programs. You will learn about best practices for investigating and preparing whistleblower submissions to DOJ, IRS, and SEC, as well as best practices for companies to employ in responding to whistleblower disclosures. Current trends in the investigation and prosecution of civil and criminal fraud enforcement actions resulting from whistleblower disclosures will be explored. Our faculty panel also will address the interplay between whistleblower rewards claims and whistleblower retaliation claims.
The experienced whistleblower lawyers at Zuckerman Law represent whistleblowers worldwide before the SEC under the Dodd-Frank SEC Whistleblower Program. Whistleblower law firm Zuckerman Law has substantial experience investigating securities fraud schemes and preparing effective submissions to the SEC concerning a wide range of federal securities violations, including:
- Accounting fraud;
- Investment and securities fraud;
- EB-5 investment fraud;
- Manipulation of a security’s price or volume;
- Fraudulent securities offerings and Ponzi schemes;
- Unregistered securities offerings;
- Investment adviser fraud;
- False or misleading statements about a company or investment;
- Inadequate internal controls; and
- Violations of auditor independence rules.
For more information about the SEC Whistleblower Program, see the following resources:
Zuckerman Law SEC Whistleblower Reward Program FAQ
- See our column in Forbes: One Billion Reasons Why The SEC Whistleblower-Reward Program Is Effective.
- See our column in Going Concern: Sarbanes-Oxley 15 Years Later: Accountants Need to Speak Up Now More Than Ever.
- See our post in Accounting Today: Whistleblower Protections and Incentives for Auditors and Accountants.
SEC Whistleblower Rules and SEC Whistleblower Program
How to Qualify for a SEC Whistleblower Bounty