ABA Program About Litigating Whistleblower Claims
Washington DC whistleblower lawyer Jason Zuckerman will be speaking at a panel about litigating whistleblower claims at the U.S. Department of Labor on December 8, 2014 at the Hillsborough County Bar Association in Tampa, FL. The program is sponsored by the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law, National Employment Lawyers Association, Florida Bar Labor and Employment Section and the Hillsborough County Bar Association Labor and Employment Section.
Zuckerman is privileged to join distinguished panelists Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., Fisher & Phillips LLP, Atlanta, GA, Megan Guenther, U.S. Department of Labor, Washington, DC, and Cynthia N. Sass, Law Offices of Cynthia N. Sass, P.A., Tampa, FL.
From the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the Affordable Care Act to the Occupational Safety and Health Act, more than 25 whistleblower statutes are now enforced by the United States Department of Labor. Given the rise in whistleblower protections, practitioners need to know how to navigate the DOL’s administrative adjudication process for whistleblower claims. A distinguished panel, featuring Megan Guenther from the DOL, along with experienced practitioners, will discuss DOL’s recently-expanded Whistleblower Protection Program and its recently-modified procedures for investigating and adjudicating whistleblower claims. In addition, the expert panel will offer practical insights on litigating before the DOL, and explore the considerations involved in deciding whether to invoke the “kick out” provisions that allow litigants to bring claims under DOL-enforced statutes in federal court.
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- 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.
- Both Eric Bachman and Jason Zuckerman 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 protections.
- Eric Bachman, Chair of the Firm’s Discrimination Practice, has substantial experience litigating precedent-setting individual and class action discrimination 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 Senior Trial Attorney in the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice and 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.
- 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 whistleblower rights and protections, and speaks nationwide at seminars and continuing legal education conferences. We blog about new developments under whistleblower retaliation and rewards laws at the Whistleblower Protection Blog.
- The firm is routinely quoted in the media about whistleblower rights and protections.
- Eric Bachman and Jason Zuckerman served in senior positions at the U.S. Office of Special Counsel, the federal agency charged with protecting whistleblowers in the federal government. At OSC, they oversaw investigations of whistleblower claims and obtained corrective action or relief for whistleblowers.
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