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Top-Rated Washington DC Employment Lawyers Representing Corporate Executives and Senior Professionals

 We represent senior professionals in high-stakes employment matters, including corporate officers, executives, managers, and partners at professional services firms.  Click here to read testimonials from CEOs, CFOs, and other senior professionals that we have represented.  

To schedule a free preliminary consultation, call us at 202-262-8959, or click here.

We have been recognized as a leading whistleblower firm and in 2017, Washingtonian magazine named two of our attorneys top whistleblower lawyers.  U.S. News and Best Lawyers® have named Zuckerman Law a Tier 1 Law Firm in Labor and Employment in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area.

SEC whistleblower lawyersOur team relishes the opportunity to give our clients their day in court and are ready to go the distance to obtain maximum damages.  Eric Bachman, Chair of the firm’s Discrimination Practice Group, has substantial trial experience as a former public defender and senior official at the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division.  His wins include a $100 million settlement in a disparate impact Title VII class action and a $16 million class action settlement against a major grocery chain.  Having served as lead or co-counsel in numerous jury trials, Bachman is trial-tested and ready to fight for you to obtain the relief that you deserve.

Recently Wired magazine quoted Jason Zuckerman about a high-profile trade secrets lawsuit.  See our column in Forbes: One Billion Reasons Why The SEC Whistleblower-Reward Program Is Effective.

Our prior successes include:

  • Prevailed in 3-day preliminary injunction hearing at which entrepreneur client’s former employer spared no expense in seeking to enforce non-competition and non-solicitation agreements.  In the month leading to hearing, took expert and fact witness depositions, performed expedited document discovery, briefed preliminary injunction issues and a wide range of discovery motions, and prepared for hearing.
  • Obtained more than $1M increase in a severance package for a CFO at a publicly-traded company.
  • Tripled exit package for partner at senior professional services firm.
  • Obtained 1,000 percent increase in severance offer for executive in the financial services industry.
  • Represented partners at AmLaw 100 law firms and big four audit firms in negotiating admission to partnership and transitioning to competing firms.
  • Obtained substantial settlements for in-house attorneys in discrimination and Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower matters.
  • Counseled hedge fund risk managers on executive compensation agreements.
  • Negotiated significant enhancements to severance agreements for executives at Washington DC non-profit organizations.
  • Represented senior managers and executives in corporate internal investigations and SEC investigations.
  • Litigated alleged breaches of restrictive covenants, including non-disclosure agreements and non-solicitation agreements.

DISCLAIMER: INFORMATION ABOUT RESULTS ACHIEVED IN PRIOR CASES DOES NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR RESULT IN FUTURE CASES. RESULTS WILL VARY BASED UPON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE. REFERENCES TO PRIOR CLIENT ENGAGEMENTS ARE NOT INTENDED TO CONSTITUTE A GUARANTEE, WARRANTY, OR PREDICTION REGARDING THE OUTCOME OF YOUR LEGAL MATTER.

Zuckerman law counsels senior professionals and litigates claims concerning a wide variety of employment matters, including:

Click here to see our videos answering frequently asked questions about discrimination and retaliation.

Click here to learn more about damages or remedies in whistleblower retaliation cases and tips for maximizing your recovery.

Click here for examples of substantial verdicts and settlements in whistleblower retaliation cases

The experienced and effective executive employment lawyers at Zuckerman Law bring substantial experience and sound judgment to employment claims.  Although we focus on finding practical, cost-effective solutions, we are ready to go to the distance to maximize a client’s recovery. 

  • U.S. News and Best Lawyers® have named Zuckerman Law a Tier 1 firm in Litigation – Labor and Employment in the Washington DC metropolitan area.
  • Recently Washingtonian magazine named Jason Zuckerman and Eric Bachman top whistleblower lawyers.
  • Firm Principal Jason Zuckerman was recognized by Washingtonian magazine as a “Top Whistleblower Lawyer” in 2015, 2009, and 2007 selected by his peers to be included in The Best Lawyers in America® in the category of employment law (2011-2017), and selected by his peers to be listed in SuperLawyers (2012 and 2015-2017) in the category of labor and employment law.  is rated 10 out of 10 by Avvo, based largely on client reviews, and rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell based on peer reviews.
  • The firm has published extensively on employment law issues, including strategies for defending against non-compete litigation, and regularly speaks nationwide at seminars and continuing legal education conferences.  We blog about new developments in the law at the Whistleblower Protection Blog and the Glass Ceiling Discrimination Blog.
  • Both Bachman and Zuckerman served in senior positions at the Office of Special Counsel, where they oversaw investigations of whistleblower retaliation claims and whistleblower disclosures, and enforced the Whistleblower Protection Act
  • Matt Stock is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner and former KPMG external auditor.  As an auditor, Mr. Stock developed an expertise in financial statement analysis, internal controls testing and fraud recognition, and he uses his auditing experience to help whistleblowers investigate and disclose complex financial frauds to the government and obtain damages for retaliation.  He is lead author of SEC Whistleblower Program: Tips from SEC Whistleblower Attorneys to Maximize an SEC Whistleblower Award.
  • Eric Bachman has substantial experience litigating precedent-setting employment cases.  His wins include a $100 million settlement in a disparate impact Title VII class action and a $16 million class action settlement against a major grocery chain.  Having served as Special Litigation Counsel in the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice and as lead or co-counsel in numerous jury trials, Bachman is ready to go the distance to obtain the relief that you deserve.

Contact our Executive Employment Attorneys Today: Serving Maryland, Virginia, and Washington DC

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(202) 262-8959
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Feedback from Executives and Senior Professionals

WHEN REVIEWING INFORMATION ABOUT TESTIMONIALS OR STATEMENTS REGARDING A LAWYER’S QUALITY, CONSIDER THAT 1) THE FACTS AND CIRCUMSTANCES OF YOUR CASE MAY DIFFER FROM THE MATTERS IN WHICH RESULTS AND TESTIMONIALS HAVE BEEN PROVIDED; 2) ALL RESULTS OF CASES HANDLED BY JASON ZUCKERMAN ARE NOT PROVIDED AND NOT ALL CLIENTS HAVE GIVEN TESTIMONIALS; AND 3) THE TESTIMONIALS PROVIDED ARE NOT NECESSARILY REPRESENTATIVE OF RESULTS OBTAINED BY JASON ZUCKERMAN OR OF THE EXPERIENCE OF ALL CLIENTS OR OTHERS WITH JASON ZUCKERMAN. EVERY CASE IS DIFFERENT, AND EACH CLIENT’S CASE MUST BE EVALUATED AND HANDLED ON ITS OWN MERITS.

  • Jason Zuckerman is the most focused, thoughtful and aggressive attorneys I have ever known, let alone had the pleasure to have on my side in a highly complex legal case. He brought well-honed legal insights and a rapid pace to our legal preparations. He forcefully brought those preparations to the opposing side, which gave them little choice but to engage with us until a positive settlement was reached. In addition, we found Jason to be extremely responsive at every step, even if it required working past midnight. His character is beyond reproach and his dedication through the entire process was unwavering. If I ever need someone in my legal court again, I won’t hesitate for even a second, before I seek Jason’s support.
  • Jason is everything you could possibly ask for an an attorney: highly intelligent, thoughtful, and extraordinarily knowledgeable in his specialty of the law.  In a very short period of time Jason was able to assimilate a laundry list of details and offer a compelling strategy on how to effectively proceed.  Moreover, he is extremely responsive.
  • Jason is the consummate professional when it comes to SOX retaliation claims. He is, without question, one of the most deeply knowledgeable, technical, and astute attorneys in this very specialized body of law. During one of the most difficult times in my professional career, Jason not only provided exceptional legal guidance, but equally as important, he provided emotional support that was vital to my family and me.

 Jason ran circles around the “major national law firm” team that was assigned to defend my employer. In fact, Jason made them look silly at times. Jason always advocated my best interests, not his own. 

Jason is not only an exceptional attorney who helped my family to achieve a favorable outcome, but he is a friend. I’ve worked with major law firms throughout my career and when it comes to SOX and employment law matters, there is not a finer, more talented attorney than Jason Zuckerman.
  • Jason did an exceptional job in quickly understanding the intricacies of my case, grasping not only his field of expertise of employment law, but also the violations of law and SEC Regulations that were central to my dispute. The overall strategy he utilized insured that opposing counsel was challenged and made clear that this case would simply not proceed based on a timetable convenient to them. Jason is thorough, accurate and seemingly working at all hours based on phone calls and correspondence. Fortunately Jason has a very down to earth personality, understands issues readily and can convey in understandable language current “legal” circumstances and probable outcomes. I would easily and thoroughly recommend Jason for issues related to a Sarbanes-Oxley or employment related dispute.
  • I selected Jason to handle my case after consulting with three other lawyers because of his extensive SOX experience and negotiation skills. My decision paid off as he easily surpassed all of my expectations. He quickly analyzed the merits of my case and aggressively engaged my former employer to reach a favorable settlement, avoiding years of potential litigation. He was responsive, professional, ethical and a great advocate on my behalf. I truly believe that I could not have found a better lawyer to represent my interests. He would be the first person I would recommend if a colleague or friend were to ever need similar services. Put simply, Jason is a top notch lawyer who works tirelessly to achieve a positive outcome for his clients. It’s easy to see why he is regarded as an expert in the field.

SOX Whistleblower Lawyer Protecting Executives and Senior Professionals

The whistleblower protection provision of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act provides robust protection to corporate executives.

Click here to learn more about anti-retaliation protections for SEC whistleblowers under the Dodd-Frank Act and Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

If you have suffered whistleblowing for disclosing a potential violation of a SEC rule, mail fraud, wire fraud, bank fraud, or fraud against shareholders, you may be entitled to damages under the SOX whistleblower protection law.  See our guide  Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower Protection: Robust Protection for Corporate Whistleblowers.  The guide summarizes SOX whistleblower protections and offers concrete tips for corporate whistleblowers based on lessons learned during years of litigating SOX whistleblower cases.

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Leading whistleblower law firm Zuckerman Law has written extensively about whistleblower protections and is quoted frequently in the media on this topic. A sample of those blog posts and articles appears below: