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Hot Topics in Corporate Whistleblower Protections

Streams live on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 03:00pm EST

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Course Information

Time 60 Minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

Course Description

This session, provided by Jason Zuckerman, Principal at Zuckerman Law, will provide an overview of recent developments in protections for corporate whistleblowers, including the recently enacted Taxpayer First Act whistleblower protection law, Sarbanes-Oxley protected conduct, protections for cybersecurity whistleblowers, the impact of Wadler on gatekeeper whistleblower protections, the expanding scope of actionable retaliation, and the burden of proof under SOX.  Join Jason Zuckerman for a discussion of these recent developments and practical tips for corporate whistleblowers.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Examine and analyze the new Taxpayer First Act whistleblower protection law
  2. Explore the impact of Digital Realty v. Somers and practical considerations for whistleblowers seeking to report fraud
  3. Identify the challenges facing gatekeeper whistleblowers and the impact of the Ninth Circuit’s affirmance of an $8M verdict for a former in-house counsel in a wrongful termination action
  4. Review current case law trends under Section 806 of SOX
  5. Recognize the range of adverse actions that are actionable under whistleblower protection laws

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Faculty

Jason Zuckerman

Zuckerman Law

Jason Zuckerman is Principal of Zuckerman Law and represents whistleblowers in whistleblower retaliation, whistleblower rewards claims.  His practice focuses on representing senior executives and senior professionals in high-stakes whistleblower retaliation cases, including SOX claims, and representing whistleblowers before the SEC, CFTC and IRS.

He serves as Plaintiff Co-Chair of the Whistleblower Subcommittee of the ABA Labor and Employment Section’s Employee Rights and Responsibilities Committee, and in 2012, the Secretary of Labor appointed Zuckerman to serve on the Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee. 

Zuckerman’s broad experience includes practicing employment law at a national law firm 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 Zuckerman to serve on the Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee, which makes recommendations to the Secretary of Labor to improve OSHA’s enforcement of federal whistleblower protection laws.

Zuckerman authors the Whistleblower Protection Law Blog and was recognized by Washingtonian magazine as a “Top Whistleblower Lawyer,” listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in the category of employment law, and listed as a SuperLawyer at SuperLawyers.com.  Zuckerman graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University and received his law degree from the University of Virginia.