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Whistleblower Lawyer Will Speak at PLI Seminar on Corporate Whistleblowing

Whistleblower lawyer Jason Zuckerman will speak at the PLI Institute seminar on Corporate Whistleblowing in 2017 on June 28, 2017 in New York.  Zuckerman is privileged to join a panel on legal developments in the Whistleblower Space with Christopher Ehrman, Renee Phillips, and Teri M. Wigger.  The panel will address key developments, including:

  • Anticipated impact of new administration
  • SEC, CFTC, and Department of Labor Whistleblower Program Updates
  • Recent bounty awards
  • Scrutiny of employee  confidentiality agreements
  • Retaliation actions
  • Case law update and important decisions from the past year

This PLI seminar will offer expert insights into recent whistleblower developments that have shaped the current risk landscape in this rapidly evolving area.  Leading whistleblower law experts, including current and former regulators, will provide in-depth perspectives on recent regulatory and legal developments, including what direction the federal whistleblower protection programs will likely take under the new administration, what to expect in case law and regulatory enforcement developments in the  coming year, best practices in responding to whistleblower reports, and key ethical considerations in conducting internal investigations of issues raised by whistleblowers.

  • Current priorities and agendas of the SEC, CFTC, and Department of Labor’s whistleblower programs
  • Trends and issues the private  plaintiff’s whistleblower bar are seeing
  • Best ethical practices for conducting internal investigations of whistleblower reports


1:30 Opening Remarks and Introduction
Speaker: Michael Delikat

1:45 Legal Developments in the Whistleblower Space
• Anticipated impact of new administration
• SEC, CFTC, and Department of Labor Whistleblower Program Updates
o Recent bounty awards
o Scrutiny of employee  confidentiality agreements
o Retaliation actions
• Case law update and important decisions from the past year
Moderator: Renee Phillips
Speakers: Christopher Ehrman, Teri M. Wigger, Jason Zuckerman

3:00 Networking Break

3:15 Whistleblowers’ Bar: Current Trends and Perspectives
• What new issues and clients are top plaintiff’s whistleblower lawyers encountering?
• What new best practices are they adopting to protect their clients’ interests in an evolving environment?
• What is the next wave of whistleblower claims?
• How can both whistleblower and company counsel best prepare and protect their clients based on these new developments?
Moderator: Michael Delikat
Speakers: Thad  M. Guyer, Debra S. Katz, Sean McKessy, Jordan A. Thomas

4:15 Internal and Regulatory Investigations of Whistleblower Reports: Ethical Considerations

  • Future of the Yates memo in a new administration
    • Best ethical practices for witness interviews in light of new developments
    • The Upjohn warning and preserving the attorney-client privilege in internal investigations
    • Dealing with ethical issues that arise in whistleblower-prompted investigations
    Moderator: Arian M. June
    Speakers:  Sarah E. Bouchard, Eugene Scalia, Steven J. Pearlman

5:15 Adjourn



Michael Delikat ~ Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP


Sarah E. Bouchard ~ Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Christopher Ehrman ~ Director, Whistleblower Office, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission

Thad M. Guyer ~ T.M. Guyer Ayers & Friends, P.C.

Arian June ~ Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Debra S. Katz ~ Katz, Marshall & Banks, LLP

Sean X. McKessy ~ Phillips & Cohen LLP

Steven J. Pearlman ~ Proskauer Rose LLP

Renee B. Phillips ~ Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Eugene Scalia ~ Gibson,Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Jordan A. Thomas ~ Labaton Sucharow LLP

Teri M. Wigger ~ Assistant Regional Administrator, Whistleblower Protections Program , U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA

Jason Zuckerman ~ Zuckerman Law

Program Attorney(s)

Danielle B. Cohen ~ Senior Program Attorney, Practising Law Institute

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.