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Entries from April 2011

Law360 Quotes TELG Attorney on Ruling Expanding Scope of SOX-Protected Conduct

April 21st, 2011 · No Comments

TweetBen James wrote an article titled DOL Broadly Reads Protected Activity in SOX Case in which he discusses the Brown v. Lockheed Martin Corp. ruling by the DOL where the Administrative Review Board found that Lockheed Martin Corp. violated the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX). Andrea Brown, Lockheed employee had complained to management that the vice president […]

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Tags: Sarbanes-Oxley · The Employment Law Group, P.C.

The Employment Law Group® Attorney Quoted in Law360 Article on DOL ARB Decision Broadening the Scope of Coverage under SOX

April 21st, 2011 · No Comments

TweetThe Employment Law Group® attorney Jason Zuckerman was quoted in a Law360 article titled DOL Board Clarifies Scope of Whistleblower Protection regarding the DOL Administrative Review Board’s recent decision in Johnson v. Siemens Building Technologies, Inc.: Jason Zuckerman, a principal at The Employment Law Group®, who filed an amicus brief on behalf of whistleblower advocacy […]

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Tags: The Employment Law Group, P.C.

Voices for Corporate Responsibility Hosts Whistleblower Seminar on Dodd-Frank Act SEC Whistleblower Reward Provision

April 21st, 2011 · No Comments

Tweet Image via Wikipedia Washington, D.C. — Voices for Corporate Responsibility is hosting a Whistleblower Seminar on Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at the Fairmont Hotel.  The seminar will include whistleblower attorney Jason Zuckerman as a panellist and will consist of two sessions: Will Internal Compliance Requirements Strengthen or Weaken the Law? and Can the SEC Handle the […]

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Tags: Report Fraud · Retaliation

Law360 Quotes TELG Attorney on In-House Attorney Turned Whistleblowers

April 13th, 2011 · No Comments

TweetRyan Davis wrote an article titled Courts Grapple With In-House Atty Whistleblower Suits in which he discusses how courts have had difficulty deciding a host of thorny issues that arise when in-house attorneys blow the whistle on illegal activity.  These issues often include the scope of attorney-client privilege and confidentiality among other issues, but Jason Zuckerman, a […]

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Tags: The Employment Law Group, P.C.

Banker & Tradesmen Quotes TELG Attorney on SOX Ruling in Pezza

April 12th, 2011 · No Comments

TweetLaura Schreier wrote an article in Banker & Tradesmen titled Dodd-Frank Weighs Heavily on Mass. Whistleblower Case in which she discusses the recent U.S. District Court ruling in Pezza v. Investors Capital Corp. that Section 922(e) of the Dodd-Frank Act applies to pending cases.  Section 922(e) bans pre-dispute agreements in employment contracts that require Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblowers […]

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Tags: Dodd-Frank Act · Sarbanes-Oxley · SEC Whistleblower · The Employment Law Group, P.C.

IRS Awards Whistleblower $4.5 Million

April 8th, 2011 · No Comments

TweetThe IRS Whistleblower Office paid a $4.5 million reward under its new Whistleblower Reward Program to an unidentified accountant who discovered a tax liability greater than $20 million at a Fortune 500 financial services firm.  The firm had declined to report the tax liability to the IRS after it was discovered. The whistleblower came forward […]

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Tags: IRS Whistleblower Reward Program · The Employment Law Group, P.C. · Whistleblower Protection Act

The Employment Law Group® Attorney Quoted in Law360 Article on DOL ARB Decision Broadening the Scope of Coverage under SOX

April 7th, 2011 · No Comments

TweetThe Employment Law Group® attorney Jason Zuckerman was quoted in a Law360 article titled DOL Board Clarifies Scope of Whistleblower Protection regarding the DOL Administrative Review Board’s recent decision in Johnson v. Siemens Building Technologies, Inc.: Jason Zuckerman, a principal at The Employment Law Group®, who filed an amicus brief on behalf of whistleblower advocacy groups, said […]

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Tags: Dodd-Frank Act · Sarbanes-Oxley

DOL ARB Holds Sarbanes-Oxley Covers Claims by Employees of Subsidiaries of Publicly-traded Companies

April 1st, 2011 · No Comments

TweetAgreeing with arguments posed by The Employment Law Group® attorneys, the DOL Administrative Review Board (ARB) held that an amendment to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) in Section 929A of the Dodd-Frank Act, which provides that Section 806 applies to employees of subsidiaries of publicly-traded companies, was a clarification of existing law and therefore “is not […]

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Tags: Dodd-Frank Act · Sarbanes-Oxley · The Employment Law Group, P.C.