Navigating the Complex World of Whistleblower Claims: Best Practices in an Ever-Changing Landscape

Presented by Jeanine Conley, Shareholder, Littler Mendelson, this webcast will focus on trends and lessons learned from recent high-profile whistleblower cases that have shaped the current risk landscape in this rapidly evolving area.

In this interactive, live webcast, Jeanine will provide in-depth perspectives on recent regulatory and legal developments, addressing the following topics:

1.    Current priorities and agendas of the SEC, CFTC, and Department of Labor’s whistleblower programs

2.    Trends and issues the whistleblower bar is seeing, including
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Jeanine Conley has represented many of the nation’s leading companies in employment-related disputes and workplace investigations. She has successfully tried cases in both state and federal court and has significant experience litigating race, age, gender, sex and disability lawsuits, wage and hour class and collective actions and whistleblower and retaliation claims.

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Practice Areas:

Corporate Compliance, Employment Law, Financial Regulation, Litigation, Securities

Topics:

 Regulations & Compliance,  Securities Regulation, Employment Litigation, Market Regulation

Tags:

employment law whistleblower white collar crime qui tam action Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) CFTC

Goals:

GOAL 1Current priorities and agendas of the SEC, CFTC, and Department of Labor’s whistleblower programs

GOAL 2Trends and issues the whistleblower bar is seeing, including a growing number of in-house counsel and compliance officers becoming whistleblowers

GOAL 3Best practices for conducting internal investigations of whistleblower reports

Audience:

General counsel/Chief legal officers, in house regulatory, employment and litigation lawyers, compliance and internal audit professionals, human resources professionals and representatives from the employment, white collar, securities and regulatory enforcement and whistleblower bars

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Jeanine Conley has represented many of the nation’s leading companies in employment-related disputes and workplace investigations. She has successfully tried cases in both state and federal court and has significant experience litigating race, age, gender, sex and disability lawsuits, wage and hour class and collective actions and whistleblower and retaliation claims. Jeanine advises and counsels clients in all industries, particularly the manufacturing, retail, financial services and media and entertainment industries and has represented clients before numerous government agencies. She navigates clients through all areas of employment law, from hiring to termination, and regularly counsels clients on issues related to:

  • Whistleblower and Retaliation Laws
  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
  • Compliance with Federal and State Wage and Hour Laws
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
  • Leave Policies
  • Reductions in Force

Through her experience as a trial lawyer, Jeanine is able to strategize with her clients to resolve employment disputes through the most cost-effective and efficient means for the client by obtaining favorable settlements, dismissal of actions through summary judgment or full defense verdicts at trial. Jeanine also provides extensive pre-litigation advice and counsel to clients and regularly conducts trainings on all facets of employment law and assists clients with revising employee handbooks, policies, and procedures and drafts employment agreements and restrictive covenants.

Jeanine served as a clerk to the Honorable William G. Bassler in the District Court of the District of New Jersey and has been recognized frequently for her civic and community engagement. She currently serves on the Executive Committee of the New York Urban League and is actively involved in several organizations.

Abdi Shayesteh

(Moderator)

Abdi Shayesteh is the CEO and Founder of AltaClaro. Prior to founding AltaClaro, Abdi served for fifteen years as a corporate, bank regulatory and finance attorney in diverse settings from Silicon Valley and New York City to international markets such as East Asia, the Middle East and Europe.

He comes to the marketplace as an entrepreneur with deep insight as to what it means to be a practitioner and leader inside one of the world’s largest financial groups, a leading global law firm, the world’s most powerful central bank, a groundbreaking Fintech start-up company, and a boutique law firm in Silicon Valley that serves start-ups.

As a practitioner, Abdi represented global financial firms in their cross-border investments, financial transactions, and regulatory reform matters. His legal career highlights include:

  • Deputy General Counsel for Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, one of the world’s largest financial firms. Served as special legal advisor to MUFG’s U.S. and Tokyo senior management teams. As Head of the Global Regulatory Affairs Office, led Dodd-Frank implementation initiatives and successfully championed several cross-border projects and market-driven regulatory reforms.
  • Senior attorney and member of the Middle East Investments Practice Groups at King & Spalding in New York. Represented leading GCC banks and investment firms with regard to their US-bound private equity and real estate funds.
  • Regulatory Specialist at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Focused on foreign financial institutions, major banking transactions, and overseas investments.

Abdi began his career in Silicon Valley, where he launched FinancialCircuit (“FC”), one of the first nationwide, internet-based mortgage companies. In 2003, FC was named Silicon Valley Business Journal’s “Ninth Fastest Growing Company in Silicon Valley” and listed among Bank Technology News’ “Top Ten Technology Companies to Watch.”

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Navigating the Complex World of Whistleblower Claims: Best Practices in an Ever-Changing Landscape

Presented by Jeanine Conley, Shareholder, Littler Mendelson, this webcast will focus on trends and lessons learned from recent high-profile whistleblower cases that have shaped the current risk landscape in this rapidly evolving area.

In this interactive, live webcast, Jeanine will provide in-depth perspectives on recent regulatory and legal developments, addressing the following topics:

1.    Current priorities and agendas of the SEC, CFTC, and Department of Labor’s whistleblower programs

2.    Trends and issues the whistleblower bar is seeing, including a growing number of in-house counsel and compliance officers becoming whistleblowers, and an increasing number of retaliation suits 

3.    Best practices for conducting internal investigations of whistleblower reports

*CLE-accredited for the state of New York (1.0 credit) requires: (a) attendance for the entire live webinar (start to finish), and (b) completion of post-webcast survey.

 

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