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.
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.