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Whistleblower Attorney Jason Zuckerman Speaks on Panel About Recent Developments in Whistleblower Protections

At NELA’s 2103 Summit For Workers’ Rights, Jason Zuckerman spoke on a panel about recent developments in whistleblower protection law.  Zuckerman was privileged to speak alongside distinguished whistleblower attorneys Tammy Marzigliano, a partner at Outten & Golden LLP, Richard Renner, Of Counsel to Kalijarvi, Chuzi, Newman & Fitch, P.C., and Jordan A. Thomas, Chair of Labaton Sucharow LLP’s Whistleblower Representation practice.  The panel addressed the following topics:

Recent Developments In Whistleblower Protections & Using Them To Your Client’s Advantage
Congress has enacted and amended several whistleblower reward and protection laws. This panel provides an overview of new legislative developments; legal updates on the Dodd-Frank Act, the False Claims Act, the IRS Tax Whistleblower Program, and whistleblower protections arising under other statutes; as well as issues that practitioners need to be aware of when advising clients who have both employment and whistleblower claims.

Guide to Sarbanes Oxley Whistleblower Protection

The whistleblower protection provision of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act provides robust protection to corporate whistleblowers, and indeed some SOX whistleblowers have achieved substantial recoveries.  Earlier this year, a former in-house counsel at a biotechnology company recovered $11 million in a SOX whistleblower retaliation case alleging that the company fired him for disclosing violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

On the fifteenth anniversary of SOX, leading whistleblower law firm Zuckerman Law released a free guide to the SOX whistleblower protection law: “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.

SOX whistleblower protection

The goal of the guide is to arm corporate whistleblowers with the knowledge to effectively combat whistleblower retaliation, avoid the pitfalls that can weaken a SOX whistleblower case, and formulate an effective strategy to obtain the maximum recovery.

Experienced SEC Whistleblower Attorneys

The experienced whistleblower lawyers at Zuckerman Law represent whistleblowers worldwide before the SEC under the Dodd-Frank SEC Whistleblower Program.  The firm has a licensed Certified Public Accountant and Certified Fraud Examiner on staff to enhance its ability to investigate and disclose complex financial fraud to the SEC, and two of the firm’s attorneys served on the Department of Labor’s Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee and in senior leadership positions at a government agency that protects whistleblowers.

Firm Principal Jason Zuckerman has been named by Washingtonian Magazine as a “Top Whistleblower Lawyer” and the firm has been ranked by U.S. News as a Tier 1 Firm in Labor & Employment Litigation.

Leading whistleblower law firm Zuckerman Law has substantial experience investigating securities fraud schemes and preparing effective submissions to the SEC concerning a wide range of federal securities violations, including:

For more information about the SEC Whistleblower Program, download our free ebook SEC Whistleblower Program: Tips from SEC Whistleblower Attorneys to Maximize an SEC Whistleblower Award and see the following resources:

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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.