DC whistleblower lawyer Jason Zuckerman will chair a panel about Strategies For Representing Whistleblowers In The Federal Government at NELA’s October 17-18, 2014 conference titled “Representing Federal Employees Navigating A Complex Landscape.” Panelists Thomas M. Devine, Bruce Fong & The Honorable Ronald J. Weiss will address the following topics:
After a 13-year legislative campaign, Congress finally and unanimously passed the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act, which broadens the scope of protected conduct under the Whistleblower Protection Act, authorizes uncapped compensatory damages in WPA actions, establishes all-circuit review, and expands Individual Right of Action rights. Our speakers will examine the impact of the WPEA, offer tips for representing whistleblowers before the U.S. Office of Special Counsel and the Merit Systems Protection Board, and discuss the role of Inspectors General in investigating whistleblower disclosures and assisting whistleblowers.
Representing Federal Employees: Navigating A Complex Landscape will provide practical tips and strategies to help you traverse the intricate labyrinth of regulatory, procedural, and substantive laws facing your federal employee clients. This two-day seminar is designed for lawyers who currently represent, or would like to represent, federal employees. It will provide you with the tools needed to advocate for and enforce federal employees’ rights before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), and in court. Panels of experts from the bench, bar, and key government agencies will discuss a wide range of cutting edge topics, such as security clearances, compensatory damages, election of remedies, settlement, class actions, emerging LGBT issues, and whistleblower rights. Primer panels on administrative practice before the EEOC and MSPB will introduce new practitioners to federal sector adjudication at these agencies.
For additional about the Whistleblower Protection Act, see our article “Whistleblower Protections Under the Whistleblower Protection Act.”