Whistleblower lawyer Jason Zuckerman will be speaking at a Rossdale webinar titled “Mastering Internal Investigations, Whistleblower, and Securities Law” on Thursday December 3, 2015 from Noon – 1:30 PM. Registration is available here. Zuckerman is privileged to join distinguished faculty James J. Moylan and Renee B. Phillips.
As regulators in the U.S. and around the world strengthen rules governing corporate compliance and oversight, the current economic conditions have intensified the challenges facing in-house, corporate, and litigation attorneys alike. A recent series of white collar prosecutions and internal investigations has underscored the import of this changing and challenging practice. Promoting and maintaining a corporate culture have never been as paramount and complex as now for the survival and success of the modern corporate entity. Our three distinguished speakers bring an extensive background from the several of the nation’s leading law firms. These nationally recognized experts will give you the tools needed to advance and develop an effective compliance program, as well as ensure that your company or client’s compliance program satisfies the rigorous new standards. You will learn about the effects of recently enacted rulemaking on compliance programs, newly issued expectations for reporting and documenting compliance initiatives, the latest trends and design of internal investigations, developments in internal reporting, alleged accounting irregularities, and other cutting-edge considerations. Registration includes access to course & reference materials.
Biography of Seminar Faculty:
Renee Phillips is a member of Orrick’s employment law group, where her practice includes a full range of employment litigation and counseling, with particular emphasis on Sarbanes-Oxley/Dodd-Frank whistleblower issues and internal investigations. Ms. Phillips is also the co-author of the leading treatise published on the subject of Sarbanes-Oxley/Dodd-Frank whistleblower law, Corporate Whistleblowing in the Sarbanes-Oxley/Dodd-Frank Era. Ms. Phillips has successfully defended employers in federal and state court litigations as well as administrative proceedings and arbitrations involving claims of discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblowing, trade secret misappropriation and other employment-related claims. She regularly counsels employers on a variety of employment-related issues and assists clients in creating and implementing human resources policies, whistleblower policies, negotiating and drafting executive contracts and other employment agreements, and conducting internal investigations. She is a graduate of Harvard Law School and a former federal law clerk in the Southern District of New York.
Jason Zuckerman is the Founding Partner of Zuckerman Law, where he litigates whistleblower retaliation, qui tam, wrongful discharge, discrimination, non-compete, and other employment-related claims, and authors the Whistleblower Protection Law Blog. His broad experience includes practicing employment law at a national law firm, serving as a Principal at The Employment Law Group, and serving as Senior Legal Advisor to the Special Counsel at the U.S. Office of Special Counsel, the federal agency charged with protecting whistleblowers in the federal government. In 2012, the Secretary of Labor appointed Mr. Zuckerman to serve on the Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee, which makes recommendations to the Secretary of Labor to improve OSHA’s administration of federal whistleblower protections. Mr. Zuckerman has received numerous awards for excellence in practice, including being listed in The Best Lawyers in America, SuperLawyers, and 10 out of 10 by Avvo. He is a highly sought-after speaker and author on whistleblower law and employment law, having trained administrative law judges, agency EEO directors, senior OIG officials and delegations from more than 30 countries on federal whistleblower protections. With his extensive experience, Mr. Zuckerman has been called up to draft and lobby for passage of whistleblower protection laws and advocate for more effective enforcement of whistleblower protection laws. He has been quoted by leading business and legal periodicals, including the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Forbes, The National Law Journal, among many others. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law.
James Moylan is a leading authority on securities and commodity futures litigation practice. He also counsels business owners on: types of business entities, formation of business entities, governing documents and governance, reporting, compliance and best practices. He began his career in 1972 as a Trial Attorney in the Division of Enforcement at the United States Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C. In 1975, Mr. Moylan joined the Chicago Board Options Exchange, Inc., as Assistant General Counsel. In 1977, he began private practice. Over the last 37 years, Mr. Moylan has become one of the go-to practitioners in complex litigation and matters affecting business owners. He has authored over a dozen law review articles and is a highly sought-after lecturer nationally. Mr. Moylan serves as an Adjunct Professor of Law.