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Jason Zuckerman Speaks at Seminar About New Developments in Whistleblower Law

Jason Zuckerman spoke on a NELA webinar titled “Using New Developments In Whistleblower Laws To Your Client’s Advantage.”  Zuckerman discussed several recently enacted federal whistleblower protection laws, including the Dodd-Frank Act and amendments to the whistleblower provisions of the False Claims Act andSarbanes-Oxley Act.

Summary

Congress recently enacted several new robust whistleblower reward and protection laws, and strengthened existing whistleblower laws. This webinar will address new developments in whistleblower law, including recent decisions strengthening the rights of federal employee whistleblowers. Topics include:

  • The whistleblower reward provisions in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and the proposed regulations implementing those provisions.
  • Dodd-Frank Act amendments strengthening the anti-retaliation provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the False Claims Act.
  • Three new whistleblower retaliation causes of action in the Dodd-Frank Act.
  • Recent case developments under Section 806 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, including the Fourth Circuit’s decision in Stone v. Instrumentation Lab. Co., 591 F.3d 239 (4th Cir. 2009) clarifying the right to de novo review in federal court.
  • New legislation protecting whistleblowing on food safety.
  • Recent developments under the False Claims Act, including legislation closing loopholes.
  • Recent case developments in federal employee whistleblower protection, including the MPSB’s recent decision in Conyers v. Dep’t Defense, 2010 MSPB 2047, December 22, 2010).
  • An overview of recently enacted federal whistleblower protection laws protecting workers in the transportation and health care industries.

NELA’s expert faculty will address these new whistleblower protection laws and offer practical tips for representing whistleblowers.

Presenters

Tom Devine
Tom Devine is Legal Director of the Government Accountability Project (GAP) where he has worked since January 1979. GAP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public interest organization that champions the rights of whistleblowers—those employees who exercise…More
Reuben A. Guttman
Reuben A. Guttman is a director at Grant & Eisenhofer where he heads the Federal False Claims Act and whistleblower practice. Mr. Guttman earned his law degree at Emory University Law School in 1985 and his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of…More
Stephen M. Kohn
Stephen M. Kohn is a founding member of the Washington, D.C. law firm of Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto, LLP and currently serves as the Executive Director of the National Whistleblower Center. In 1985 he wrote the first-ever legal treatise on whistleblower…More
Jason Mark Zuckerman
Jason Zuckerman has substantial experience litigating whistleblower retaliation, discrimination, and qui tam cases, and was recognized by Washingtonian magazine as a “Top Whistleblower Lawyer” and listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in the…More

 

 

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.