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Whistleblower Lawyer Jason Zuckerman Will Speak at ABA Pogram about Litigating Whistleblower Claims at the U.S. Department of Labor

Whistleblower lawyer Jason Zuckerman will be speaking at a September 18, 2014 ABA program titled SOX, OSHA and Beyond: Litigating Whistleblower Claims at the U.S. Department of Labor. 

To say “there has been quite a bit of attention paid to whistleblower claims and lawsuits recently” is likely the understatement of the year. Indeed, the U.S. Senate declared July 30, 2014, as “National Whistleblower Appreciation Day” for the second year in row. This resolution came on the anniversary of the first ever whistleblower protection law enacted on July 30, 1778. Things have certainly changed since 1778 and, most significantly, within the past 10 years. It is more critical now, than ever, for labor and employment attorneys, corporate executives, human resources professionals, community and union leaders, and employees to know the evolving rights and responsibilities of whistleblowers and their employers in this ever-changing arena.

Given this backdrop, the Labor & Employment Law Section is pleased to announce it has combined forces with the United State Department of Labor to present SOX, OSHA, and Beyond: Litigating Whistleblower Claims at the DOL. This “must see” seminar will be presented in ten major cities around the country (see Save the Date at right). Watch this page for listings when registration opens for each city.

Program Details

Thursday, September 18, 2014
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Arent Fox LLP, 1717 K Street, NW, Washington, DC

Program Description

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 Solicitor of Labor M. Patricia Smith, 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.


Louis Lopez, U.S. Office of Special Counsel, Washington, DC


Hon. M. Patricia Smith, U.S. Department of Labor, Washington, DC

Connie N. Bertram, Proskauer, Washington, DC

Jason Zuckerman, Zuckerman Law, Washington, DC

Discounted advance registration rates are available. The fee for ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law members and National Employment Lawyers Association members to attend is $25, $40 for ABA members who are not members of the Section of Labor and Employment Law and $60 for non-ABA members. Prices will increase on September 10.

Lunch will be provided for registered participants prior to the start of the program.  Attendees who plan to eat lunch should arrive by 12:00 p.m.  Food is not permitted in the program room.

An application for continuing legal education accreditation for this session has been submitted to Virginia and Pennsylvania.

Leading Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower Attorneys

best sexual harassment attorneys Washington DC Maryland VirginiaThe whistleblower lawyers at leading whistleblower firm Zuckerman Law have substantial experience litigating Sarbanes Oxley whistleblower retaliation claims and have achieved substantial recoveries for officers, executives, accountants, auditors, and other senior professionals.  To learn more about corporate whistleblower protections, download our ebook Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower Protection: Robust Protection for Corporate Whistleblowers.  Click here to read client testimonials about the firm’s work in SOX whistleblower matters and other employment-related litigation.

To schedule a free preliminary consultation, click here or call us at 202-262-8959.

Leading whistleblower law firm Zuckerman Law has written extensively about whistleblower protections and is quoted frequently in the media on this topic. A sample of those blog posts and articles appears below:


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.