Learn the latest on Mastering Whistleblower, Qui Tam, & SLAPP Law with this convenient, 24/7 On-demand Seminar & Complimentary Podcast. Register to obtain CLE & MCLE credit, online access to complete course & reference materials, and attend this on-demand seminar. YOU MAY LISTEN FROM ALMOST ANY TYPE OF COMPUTER OR IPOD. ACCESS TO THE RECORDING AND MATERIALS DOES NOT EXPIRE.
Mastering Whistleblower, Qui Tam, & SLAPP Law CLE Benefits:
90-Minute On-demand Seminar & Complimentary Podcast
Listen as many times as you wish and ACCESS TO THE RECORDING AND MATERIALS DOES NOT EXPIRE
Includes Online Access to complete Course/Reference Material & Complimentary Podcast.
Register for CLE & MCLE credit - specific credit hours are listed at the bottom of this page.
Fluency in Qui Tam, Whistleblower, & SLAPP law has become increasingly important in recent years due to a significant expansion of whistleblower reward and protection laws. Over the past two decades, nearly $30 billion has been recovered through Qui Tam cases under the False Claims Act, and recently the SEC’s whistleblower program has issued large awards. At the same time, recent amendments to whistleblower laws and significant decisions construing whistleblower protection laws have resulted in an increase in whistleblower litigation. Similarly, SLAPP actions (Strategic Law Suits Against Public Participation) and anti-SLAPP have become a staple in complex litigation. The Rossdale faculty for this seminar features three national authorities in these evolving practices, who will describe the latest developments and cutting edge issues in whistleblower protection, litigating & handing Qui Tam claims, as well as SLAPP law. Registration includes online access to course and reference materials that serve as a helpful guide to the numerous topics and techniques discussed in the program. Agenda: 1. Whistleblower Retaliation:
a. Recent Developments in Laws Protecting Whistleblowers, including import of the Supreme Court’s Lawson v. FMR LLC decision
b. What is the Scope of Protected Whistleblowing Under Dodd-Frank & Sarbanes-Oxley?
c. Key Procedural Distinctions Between Sarbanes-Oxley and Dodd-Frank Retaliation Claims
d. Use of “Purloined” Documents and Self-Help Discovery to Prove Retaliation Claims
e. SEC's Increased Focus on "Gag Provisions" in Settlement Agreements 2. Successfully Litigating False Claim Act Claims:
a. Winning Techniques for Qui Tam Enforcement
b. Unearthing the Fastest Growing Area of Federal Litigation
c. Decoding the Recent Amendments to False Claim Legislation
d. Navigating FCA Investigations & Demands 3. Effective Handling Anti-SLAPP Matters:
a. Background Essentials of SLAPP
b. Winning the Inevitable Appeal
c. Best Practices on Preserving Issues
d. Anti-SLAPP Fees & Motions 4. Recorded Question & Answer Session Biography of Seminar Faculty:
1. Amy Walker Wagner
is a Partner at Stone & Magnanini LLP, where she focuses her practice on the False Claims Act, complex commercial, and intellectual property litigation. She is presently in the midst of merits briefing in a False Claims Act case before the United States Supreme Court. Ms. Wagner has also counseled clients on complex matters dealing with contractual, employment, constitutional, legislative, and white-collar criminal issues. Among other matters, she has successfully represented a global insurance firm in a multi-district litigation and before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals; pursued RICO claims against numerous criminal defendants in a complex, multi-year fraud action on behalf of a mortgage lender; defended a multinational corporation against securities fraud claims brought by a state pension plan; and actively represented whistleblowers in numerous False Claims Act litigations. Prior to joining Stone & Magnanini, Ms. Wagner practices at Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP and Saiber LLC. She began her career as a federal law clerk. An AV Preeminent-rated attorney, Ms. Wagner has been called up to speak and write on False Claims Act matters, whistleblower litigation, federal practice, ethics and e-discovery.
2. 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.
3. Benjamin G. Shatz
is a Partner & Co-Chair of Manatt’s Appellate Practice Group. He has briefed hundreds of civil appeals, writs and petitions to the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Courts of Appeals, state Supreme Courts and Courts of Appeal, covering areas of law including entertainment, copyright, trademark, employment, land use, banking, insurance, product liability, professional liability, wrongful death, punitive damages, class actions, anti-SLAPP and unfair competition. Before joining Manatt, Mr. Shatz was in the appellate department of an international law firm. He also served as law clerk to a federal judge and as extern to a federal appellate judge. He is a frequent lecturer and author, having been published in numerous legal media. Mr. Shatz has received numerous awards for his distinguished practice, including being listed in The Best Lawyers in America, SuperLawyer, and recognized with an AV-rating from Martindale-Hubbell. Who should attend this seminar?
Attorneys, judges, paralegals, and legal professionals.
You will receive access to recording, podcast, course & reference material, and information related to CLE/MCLE credit as soon as you register with a credit card or when your check is processed. CLE ACCREDITATION: Rossdale CLE is a national leader in attorney education and has trained thousands of attorneys, paralegals, and other legal professionals.
Attend this convenient, on-demand seminar & podcast seminar for CLE & MCLE credit with the following pending, approved, & available jurisdictions:
Alabama State Bar MCLE Commission for 1.5 MCLE credits
Alaska Bar Association for 1.5 CLE Credits *
Arizona State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits**
State Bar of California for 1.5 MCLE credits
Colorado Supreme Court Board of Continuing Legal & Judicial Education for 1.8 CLE Credits
Connecticut (CLE credits are not required, but are encouraged)**
District of Columbia (CLE credits are not required)***
Florida Bar for 2.0 CLE credits
Georgia Bar for 1.5 CLE credits
Hawaii State Board of CLE for 1.5 VCLE credit
Idaho State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits
Indiana Commission for Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE Credits
Illinois - Supreme Court of Illinois for 1.5 MCLE Credits
Louisiana Supreme Court Commission on MCLE for 1.5 MCLE credits
Maryland (CLE credits are not required)***
Massachusetts (CLE credits are not required)**
Michigan (CLE credits are not required)***
Minnesota State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credits
Mississippi Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credits
Missouri Bar for 1.8 MCLE Credits
Nebraska Mandatory Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credits
Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credits
New Hampshire for 1.5 CLE credits ****
New Jersey Board on Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credits (per Rule 201:4)
New Mexico Minimum Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 CLE credits
New York State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits
North Carolina State Bar Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credits
Ohio - Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on CLE for 1.5 CLE Credits
Oregon State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits
Puerto Rico for 1.5 CLE credits (Tribunal Supremo de Puerto Rico)
South Carolina - Supreme Court of South Carolina for 1.5 MCLE Credits
South Dakota (CLE credits are not required)***
Texas State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits
Utah State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 MCLE credits
Vermont Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 CLE credits
Virginia State Bar for 1.5 MCLE credits
Washington State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 MCLE credits
Wisconsin Board of Bar Examiners for 1.5 CLE credits
Wyoming State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits
Additional States - call customer service at (888) 626-3462
* Members of the Alaska Bar Association may report 1.5 CLE credits for participating in this course as it has been approved by other mandatory CLE jurisdictions for 1.5 CLE credits.
** The State Bar of Arizona does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirement. This activity may qualify for up to 1.5 hours toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona, including 0 hour(s) of professional responsibility.
*** States that do not require CLE are indicated above. Rossdale does not apply for CLE in these states as CLE credit is not required.
**** The New Hampshire does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the Continuing Legal Education requirement. Pursuant to NH Supreme Court Rule 53, this activity may be counted for up to 1.5 CLE hours.
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