Tips for Choosing the Best Whistleblower Attorney for Your Whistleblower Reward or Whistleblower Retaliation Claim
There is no shortage of whistleblower law firms and whistleblower attorneys to choose from. Whistleblowers seeking representation should carefully evaluate their options to ensure that they are securing an experienced and effective team for their whistleblower reward or whistleblower retaliation claim to maximize their recovery. Here are a few tips to consider when choosing a whistleblower law firm.
Whether we are fighting for whistleblowers in court, at federal agency whistleblower reward programs, or advocating for stronger whistleblower laws in Congress, we consider ourselves privileged to represent courageous whistleblowers that put so much on the line to do the right thing. In every matter we handle, we strive every day to get the best result possible for the client while protecting their career and reputation.
For a free confidential consultation with our leading whistleblower attorneys at Tier-1 Law Firm Zuckerman Law, call us at 202-262-8959 or contact us here. Contact us today to find out the strategies that we have successfully employed to secure multi-million dollar SEC whistleblower awards for our whistleblower clients.
Recently, SEC whistleblower lawyer Matt Stock was interviewed on the inSecurities podcast about his experience effectively representing whistleblowers at the SEC. Click below to listen to Inside the World of Whistleblowers: A Conversation with Attorney Matt Stock.
And see this recent Association of Certified Fraud Examiners’ profile of Matt Stock’s work fighting fraud.
Most importantly, whistleblowers should review the law firm’s track record of success. We are one of the few firms that have obtained multi-million dollar awards for whistleblowers at the SEC. In addition, our attorneys have worked on successful qui tam False Claims Act cases and achieved substantial recoveries for whistleblowers in retaliation cases.
In conjunction with our courageous clients, we have helped the SEC halt multi-million dollar investment schemes, expose violations at large publicly traded companies, and return funds to defrauded investors. Our clients’ SEC whistleblower tips have helped the SEC halt more than $1 billion in fraudulent investment schemes.
Our success representing whistleblowers at the SEC has enabled us to focus on a limited number of claims that are likely to result in enforcement actions and result in the payment of awards. In 2020, we filed 9 TCRs, all of which resulted in the SEC investigating the claims and 4 of which resulted in enforcement actions within one year of filing the claims.
Described by the National Law Journal as a “leading whistleblower attorney,” founding Principal Jason Zuckerman has established precedent under a wide range of whistleblower protection laws and obtained substantial compensation for his clients and recoveries for the government in whistleblower rewards and whistleblower retaliation cases. Three of the cases he worked on are featured in Tom Mueller’s seminal book about whistleblowing Crisis of Conscience: Whistleblowing in an Age of Fraud and Dan Maldea’s Corruption in U.S. Higher Education: The Stories of Whistleblowers. The False Claims Act qui tam cases that Zuckerman has worked on in conjunction with other attorneys have resulted in recoveries in excess of $100 million, and he has secured settlements above $1 million in ten SOX whistleblower retaliation matters.
In 2019, the National Law Review awarded Zuckerman its “Go-To Thought Leadership Award” for his analysis of developments in whistleblower law, and Washingtonian magazine has named Zuckerman to its list of Top Whistleblower Attorneys.
Zuckerman frequently speaks about whistleblower rewards and protections at continuing legal education seminars, and has trained administrative law judges, senior government officials, and delegations from more than twenty countries concerning whistleblower rights and protections.
Our attorneys have been quoted by and published articles in leading business, accounting, and legal periodicals, including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, CNBC, MarketWatch, Vox, Accounting Today, Going Concern, Law360 – Expert Analysis, Investopedia, The National Law Review, inSecurities, Government Accountability Project, S&P Global Market Intelligence, Risk & Compliance Magazine, The D&O Diary, The Compliance and Ethics Blog, Compliance Week and other printed and electronic media.
Recently the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners published a profile of SEC whistleblower lawyer Matt Stock’s success working with whistleblowers to fight fraud:
Before hiring a whistleblower law firm, consider the law firm’s reputation and approach to customer service. This may include reviewing a whistleblower lawyer’s Avvo rating, Martindale Hubbell Peer Review rating, client testimonials, awards, and other recognitions. Jason Zuckerman was recently awarded an Avvo Client Choice award based on client reviews.
Next, whistleblowers should assess the attorney’s responsiveness. If an attorney takes a considerable amount of time to respond to an inquiry about representation, whistleblowers should expect the same (if not longer) response time if they hire that attorney.
Importantly, the success or failure of many whistleblower claims will hinge on timing. For example, a whistleblower’s claim may be barred by the statute of limitations if the whistleblower waits too long to file the claim (e.g., the statute of limitations for a SOX whistleblower claim is just 180 days). Moreover, an SEC whistleblower will not be eligible for an award if someone else reports the violation to the SEC first.
Finally, whistleblowers should make sure that they are hiring the law firm or attorney that will actually be working on their claim. There are many lawyer referral companies (not law firms) that sell cases to law firms for a fee. When you call a whistleblower law firm, ask if you are speaking to an attorney.
We are proud of our commitment to exceptional client service, and we respond to all inquiries within 24 hours.
There are many types of whistleblower rewards and retaliation laws that protect whistleblowers and incentivize whistleblowing. Many of these laws have complicated procedural requirements that warrant retaining an experienced whistleblower attorney to successfully navigate through the maze of federal and state whistleblower laws to achieve the best outcome.
The whistleblower award programs at the SEC, CFTC, IRS and DOJ each have distinct rules and procedures that dictate: (1) how to submit a tip; (2) the percentage of the whistleblower award or relator share; (3) how the agency will communicate with whistleblowers and their attorneys after submitting the tip; (4) whether the whistleblower can remain anonymous; and (5) how to appeal an award determination.
For example, the rules and procedures for SEC whistleblowers are vastly different than those for IRS whistleblowers. The SEC Whistleblower Program allows whistleblowers to report anonymously if represented by an attorney and offers whistleblowers an award of 10 to 30 percent of the total sanctions collected as a result of their tip. An experienced SEC whistleblower lawyer can assist a whistleblower to leverage the SEC whistleblower rules effectively to potentially increase an award by millions of dollars.
Also, the SEC often works directly with whistleblowers (unless they report anonymously) and their attorneys to understand and investigate the fraud. If the SEC denies an award, whistleblowers may file an appeal in an appropriate United States Court of Appeals within 30 days of the determination.
In contrast, the IRS Whistleblower Program does not allow whistleblowers to report anonymously and offers whistleblower awards of 15 to 30 percent of tax proceeds collected as a result of their tip. And the IRS Whistleblower Office has very limited communications with whistleblowers. If the IRS denies an award, whistleblowers may file an appeal in the United States Tax Court within 30 days of the determination.
It is critical to hire counsel with the knowledge and experience to maximize your likelihood of recovering a whistleblower award. Some aspects of our experience that set us apart include:
- 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 and internal controls testing and fraud recognition. He uses his auditing experience to help IRS, CFTC and SEC whistleblowers investigate and disclose complex financial frauds to the government and develop a roadmap for enforcement attorneys to take an enforcement action. Matt has been interviewed on CNBC, quoted extensively about whistleblower rewards in the media, and is the lead author of SEC Whistleblower Program: Tips from SEC Whistleblower Attorneys to Maximize an SEC Whistleblower Award.
- Jason Zuckerman served as Senior Legal Counsel to the Special Counsel at the U.S. Office of Special Counsel, the federal agency charged with protecting whistleblowers in the federal government. He also served on the Department of Labor’s Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee, which makes recommendations to the Secretary of Labor to improve OSHA’s administration of federal whistleblower protection laws.
- Jason Zuckerman was recognized by Washingtonian magazine as a “Top Whistleblower Lawyer” in 2020, 2018, 2017, 2015, 2009, and 2007 selected by his peers to be included in The Best Lawyers in America® in the category of employment law (2011-2021), and selected by his peers to be listed in SuperLawyers (2012 and 2015-2021) in the category of labor and employment law.
- The firm has published extensively on whistleblower rights and protections, and regularly speaks nationwide at seminars and continuing legal education conferences. We blog about new developments in whistleblower law at the Whistleblower Protection Blog.
As discussed in our articles, the SEC Whistleblower Program has become a very effective enforcement tool for the SEC. But very few whistleblowers have received awards, which underscores the importance of having experienced counsel represent a whistleblower effectively at the SEC.
- MarketWatch: More than 33,000 tips, $2.5 billion in financial remedies and $500 million in awards to investors — the SEC’s whistleblower program turns 10 years old today
- Going Concern: Here Are 6 Reasons Why the SEC Whistleblower Program Is Successful
- National Law Review: 5 Ways that Experienced SEC Whistleblower Law Firms Can Effectively Advocate for Whistleblowers
- D&O Diary: How the SEC Whistleblower Program Has Changed Corporate Compliance and SEC Enforcement
- Forbes: One Billion Reasons Why The SEC Whistleblower-Reward Program Is Effective
Top-Rated Whistleblower Lawyer Client Reviews
We pride ourselves not only on the results we achieve, but also on ensuring that we provide the highest level of customer service and that our clients are kept informed of all developments in their case and play an active role in every key strategic decision in their case. Every case is unique and every client has unique objectives that will govern how we litigate a case.
The following five client reviews are from senior corporate officials, including a CFO at a public company, that were provided through Avvo.
- “As a finance exec, I have spent my career working closely with hundreds of lawyers. On balance, Mr. Zuckerman is the best lawyer I have ever encountered. Although he runs a small law firm, I watched as he ran circles around multiple lawyers both in-house and at a large, nationally-recognized firm. Although the evidence in this matter was compelling, the other side did not have the self-awareness to understand what that meant, making for an almost impossible negotiation. Each time I was convinced we hit the final road block, Mr. Zuckermanwould pull a rabbit out of his hat to progress the negotiation. He was responsive, available 24/7, and operated not only as a world class attorney, but as an “ad-hoc therapist” in what is necessarily a stressful process. He is the only lawyer I’ve ever encountered that not only has the tools to go up against the largest law firms in the nation, but also truly cares about his client, and will do the right thing to defend his client at all costs.”
- “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.”
- “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 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.”
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The following is a sample of some of Jason Zuckerman’s prior representations, including some matters that he co-counseled with other attorneys:
- Obtained settlement of approximately three and a half million dollars in Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower retaliation case.
- Represented whistleblower in a First Amendment retaliation action whose disclosures about off-label marketing enabled the federal government to recover more than $100 million in a subsequent proceeding and led to the criminal conviction of a senior official for felony conflict-of-interest charges for taking payments from drug companies.
- Represented whistleblower in the first Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower case that survived summary judgment on the issue of extraterritorial application of SOX. Penesso v. LCC Int’l, Inc., 2005-SOX-016 (ALJ March 4, 2005).
- Obtained two settlements in the range of one million to one and a half million dollars in Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower retaliation cases.
- Represented whistleblower at Countrywide Financial who disclosed unlawful practices in the sale of subprime mortgage loans.
- Secured favorable ruling in a Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower retaliation case holding that the duty speech doctrine does not apply to SOX claims, protected conduct under SOX is limited to disclosures about shareholder fraud, and individual liability does not require a showing of malice. Leznik v. Nektar Therapeutics, 2006-SOX-93 (ALJ Nov. 16, 2007).
- Obtained reinstatement for a security guard at a nuclear plant who disclosed lax security practices.
- In conjunction with other counsel, represented qui tam relator in a False Claims Act case that settled for approximately $58 million dollars.
- Represented whistleblower in Congressional investigation of mismanagement and abuse of authority at an Office of Inspector General.
- Obtained favorable ruling on the scope of protected conduct under the D.C. Whistleblower Protection Act. Saint–Jean v. Dist. of Columbia, 846 F. Supp. 2d 247 (D.D.C. 2012).
- Obtained favorable ruling in Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower case clarifying that a company’s submission to the Securities and Exchange Commission of a report of an internal investigation of accounting practices waives the attorney-client and work product privileges. Fernandez v. Navistar International Corp., 2009-SOX-43 (ALJ Oct. 16, 2009).
- Drafted amicus curiae briefs in Powers v. Union Pacific Railroad (defining “contributing factor” causation), Johnson v Siemens (construing scope of coverage under Section 806 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act), Bonds v. Levitt (interpreting scope of protected conduct under the Whistleblower Protection Act), Welch v. Chao (construing scope of protected conduct under Section 806 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act), and Tucker v. DC (same-decision defense under the DC Whistleblower Protection Act).
- Obtained favorable settlement in wrongful discharge claim arising from whistleblower disclosures of cross-contamination of pharmaceuticals in violation of FDA good manufacturing practices.
- Represented whistleblower in Nuclear Regulatory Commission investigation resulting in the issuance of Notice of Violation.
- Represented whistleblower before the SEC concerning disclosures of internal control deficiencies.
- Represented whistleblowers in Office of Inspector General investigation of contractor fraud.
- Obtained full relief for truck driver who refused to drive an unsafe truck.
- Represented whistleblower in Congressional investigation of retaliation.
- Represented whistleblowers at Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan Chase, and Wells Fargo.
- A senior Boeing internal auditor who blew the whistle on audit controls and information security
- CISOs that blew the whistle on deficient or inadequate cybersecurity
- A portfolio manager who opposed a mutual fund’s potential violations of federal securities laws
- A former employee of a gun manufacturer who blew the whistle about abuse of authority and efforts to fraudulently induce a contract
- Wall Street Journal Quotes Jason Zuckerman on Dodd-Frank SEC Regulations
- SEC Whistleblower Lawyer Quoted in National Law Journal About SEC Whistleblower Program
- SEC Whistleblower Lawyer Zuckerman Quoted About SEC Whistleblower Award for Independent Analysis
- SEC Whistleblower Lawyer Jason Zuckerman Quoted About Tips for SEC Whistleblowers
- Whistleblower Lawyer Jason Zuckerman Quoted About SEC Whistleblower Award
- Whistleblower Lawyer Interviewed About the Rise of Cybersecurity Whistleblowing
- Whistleblower Attorney Zuckerman Quoted in Washington Post About SEC Order
- Whistleblower Attorney Dallas Hammer Interviewed by Bloomberg About Dodd-Frank Protected Whistleblowing
- SEC Whistleblower Lawyer Zuckerman Quoted About SEC Whistleblower Award for Independent Analysis
- Audit committees need to dig into personal relationships
- CFO Magazine Quotes Whistleblower Attorney Jason Zuckerman About Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Rules
- Fiscal Times Quotes Jason Zuckerman About Dodd-Frank Act Whistleblower Reward Provisions
- Whistleblower Attorney Jason Zuckerman Quoted About Battle Over Corporate Whistleblower Rules
- More than 33,000 tips, $2.5 billion in financial remedies and $500 million in awards to investors — the SEC’s whistleblower program turns 10 years old today
- 5 Ways that Experienced SEC Whistleblower Law Firms Can Effectively Advocate for Whistleblowers
- How the SEC Whistleblower Program Has Changed Corporate Compliance and SEC Enforcement
- Here Are 6 Reasons Why the SEC Whistleblower Program Is Successful
- 2020 Legislative Session Heralds a Sea Change in Virginia Employment Law
- CFPB Whistleblower Program Could Plug Enforcement Gaps
- New Virginia Whistleblower Law Offers Broad Employee Protection
- Whistleblower protections for accountants and tax professionals bolstered by new law
- Effective Cybersecurity and Data Protection Legislation Should Protect Whistleblowers, NYU Law Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement (May 2019)
- Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Protection Post-Digital Realty, Employee Advocate (December 2018)
- Deceptive non-GAAP financials will lead to future SEC whistleblower awards, Accounting Today (May 2018)
- Tips for SEC Whistleblower Lawyers, Risk & Compliance (January 2018)
- 15 Years Of SOX: A Whistleblower Promise Unfulfilled, Law 360 (August 2017)
- Practitioners Guide to Cybersecurity Whistleblowing (November 2017)
- Whistleblower Protections Under the National Defense Authorization Act, Practical Law (August 2017)
- One Billion Reasons Why The SEC Whistleblower-Reward Program Is Effective, Forbes (July 2017)
- Sarbanes-Oxley 15 Years Later: Accountants Need to Speak Up Now More Than Ever, Going Concern (July 2017)
- Shkreli Trial Reveals the Challenges Faced by Compliance Whistleblowers, The Compliance and Ethics Blog (July 2017)
- SEC Whistleblower Program: Tips from SEC Whistleblower Attorneys to Maximize an SEC Whistleblower Award, National Law Review (June 2017)
- Comey Testimony Shows Value Of Whistleblower Protections, Law 360 (June 2017)
- Auditors’ and accountants’ guide to SEC whistleblower awards, Accounting Today (April 2017)
- Draining the Swamp Requires Robust Whistleblower Protections and Incentives, Emory Corporate Governance and Accountability Review (Jan. 2017)
- The Rise of Cybersecurity Whistleblowing, NYU Law Compliance & Enforcement Blog (December 2016)
- Boosting Contractor Employee Whistleblower Protections, Law 360 (December 2016)
- SOX Win Shows Strong Need For Whistleblower Protections, Law 360 (November 2016)
- Whistleblower Protections Under the Whistleblower Protection Act, Practical Law (October 2016)
- DOL Clarifies Burden-Shifting Framework For Whistleblowers, Law 360 (October 2016)
- Cybersecurity Whistleblowing: What Employees at Public Companies Should Know Before Reporting Information Security Concerns, ISSA Journal (June 2016)
- The Evolution Of SOX: A Powerful Remedy For Retaliation, Law 360 (May 2016)
- Whistleblower Protections and Incentives for Auditors and Accountants, Accounting Today (May 2016)
- 2016 Annual Update on the Whistleblower Provisions of SOX, American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law Subcommittee on the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (February 2016)
- Recent Developments in Whistleblower Law, ABA 9th Annual Section of Labor & Employment Law Conference, November 7, 2015
- SOX Whistleblower Protections Are Not Obsolete, Law 360 (September 2015)
- Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program: A Game Changer for Securities Enforcement, Best Lawyers Business Edition (July 2015)
- 5 Years Of Dodd-Frank Taking Stock, Law 360 (July 2015)
- SEC Issues Landmark Order Barring Gag Clauses, ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law Flash (June 2015)
- Sixth Circuit Hands A Landmark Victory To SOX Whistleblowers, Law 360 (June 2015)
- Tax Whistleblower Statute: Obtaining Meaningful Appeals Through the Appropriate Scope of Review, Florida State University Law Review, Vol, 42, No. 3 (Spring 2015)
- De Facto Gag Clauses- The Legality of Employment Agreements That Undermine Dodd-Frank’s Whistleblower Provisions, ABA J. Labor & Employment Law, Vol. 30, No. 1, 2014
- 2015 Annual Update on the Whistleblower Provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law Subcommittee on the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (February 2015)
- A Year For Whistleblower Rewards And Protections, Law 360 (December 2014)
- Developments and Trends in Sarbanes-Oxley and Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Litigation, ABA 8th Annual Section of Labor & Employment Law Conference, November 6, 2014
- Recent Developments in Whistleblower Law, 44th Annual VBA Conference of Labor Relations and Employment Law, September 12, 2014
- Whistleblower Support in Practice, a chapter in The International Handbook on Whistleblower Research (Edward Elgar Publishing 2014)
- 2014 Annual Update on the Whistleblower Provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law Subcommittee on the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (February 2014)
- D.C. Whistleblower Protection Act, a chapter in the D.C. Practice Manual (D.C. Bar Publications)
- The U.S. Office of Special Counsel’s Role in Protecting Whistleblowers and Serving as a Safe Channel for Government Employees to Disclose Wrongdoing, National Employment Lawyers Association October 2013 Conference
- 2013 Annual Update on the Whistleblower Provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law Subcommittee on the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (February 2013)
- Congress Strengthens Whistleblower Protections for Federal Employees, ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law (December 2012)
- 2012 Annual Update on the Whistleblower Provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law Subcommittee on the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (February 2012)
- DC’s Amended Whistleblower Protection Act, BNA Daily Labor Report (September 2011)
- Whistleblowers: What Protections And Forms of Relief Are Available For Foreign-Based Employees, ABA Section Of International Law Spring 2011 Meeting (March 2011)
- 2011 Annual Update on the Whistleblower Provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law Subcommittee on the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (February 2011)
- The Maryland False Health Care Claims Act of 2010, Maryland State Bar Association Fall Newsletter (December 2010)
- Whistleblower Protection In New Food Safety Bill, Law360 (December 2010)
- Litigating Claims Under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, Employee Advocate (Fall 2010)
- Dodd-Frank Act’s Substantial Expansion of Whistleblower Law, American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law Winter 2010 Newsletter
- New Tools to Combat Whistleblower Retaliation, Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund Quarterly Review, Vol. 57 (October 2010)
- Whistleblower Provisions Of The Dodd-Frank Act, Law360 (July 2010)
- Congress Enacts Robust Whistleblower Protections To Prevent Fraud In Stimulus Spending, Employee Advocate (May 2010)
- Whistleblower Protections Under Health Care Bill, Law360 (April 2010)
- 2010 Annual Update on the Whistleblower Provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law Subcommittee on the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (February 2010)
- Federal Whistleblower Protections for Transportation Employees, The Employee Advocate (Spring/Summer 2009)
- SOX- A Robust Remedy For Whistleblowers, Law360 (August 2009)
- Whistleblower Protection in the Airline Industry, Avvo (September 2009)
- Whistleblower Protection in the Nuclear Industry, Avvo (September 2009)
- Protections for Whistleblowers in the Public Transportation Industry, Avvo (September 2009)
- Protections for Whistleblowing about Consumer Product Safety, Avvo (September 2009)
- Representing Whistleblowers in Adler Wrongful Discharge Actions, Maryland Bar Journal (July 2009)
- Questions and Answers About the Qui Tam Provision of the False Claims Act, The Practical Lawyer (June 2009)
- Strategies for Defending Against Non-Compete Litigation, Virginia State Bar’s Litigation News (June 2009)
- DOL ARB Decision Reinvigorates Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower Protection, 7 Workplace L. Rep. (BNA) No. 475 (April 2009)
- Blowing the Whistle on Tax Fraud Reaps Rewards, SmartPros Ethics & Compliance Insights (March 2009)
- Stimulus Fund Safeguards For Whistleblowers, Law360 (February 2009)
- 2009 Annual Update on the Whistleblower Provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law Subcommittee on the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (February 2009)
- The Insider: Legal Ethics in Whistleblower Cases, Fairfax Bar CLE (2009)
- The Financial Crisis: Whistleblowers Could Have Helped Avert It, Ethics Today (October 2008)
- New Protections for Consumer Safety Whistle-blowers, American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law Newsletter Vol. 37, No. 1 (Fall 2008)
- Win for Whistleblowers, National Law Journal (September 2008)
- The Umpires Strike Back, Legal Times (June 2008)
- Protecting the Whistleblower, Corporate Responsibility Officer (February 2008)
- 2008 Annual Update on the Whistleblower Provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law Subcommittee on the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (February 2008)
- Seven Questions For Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblowers To Ask, The Practical Lawyer (October 2007)
- SOX’s Whistleblower Provision–Promise Unfulfilled, Securities Litigation Reporter Vol. 4, Issue 7 (July/August 2007)
- 2007 Annual Update on the Whistleblower Provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law Subcommittee on the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (February 2007)
- Six Steps to Limiting Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower Liability, IT Business Edge (January 2007)
- Representing Whistleblowers, The Docket (November 2006)
- Protect the Whistleblower, National Law Journal (June 2006)
- 2006 Annual Update on the Whistleblower Provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law Subcommittee on the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (February 2006)
- Whistleblower Protections in the Nonprofit Sector, Nonprofit Risk Management Center (September 2005)
- 2005 Annual Update on the Whistleblower Provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law Subcommittee on the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (January 2005)
- Litigating Whistleblower Cases Before the DOL from the Employee’s Lawyer’s Perspective, course material for the August 2005 ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law’s Annual Meeting and for a December 2004 District of Columbia Bar program titled “Litigating Whistleblower Complaints Before the U.S. Department of Labor
- Whistleblower Protection Programs for Associations, Association Management (June 2004)
- Minimizing Risk of Whistleblower Retaliation Claims, Translaw (Spring 2004)
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