Whistleblower Law Resources

The District of Columbia Whistleblower Protection Act (“DCWPA”), D.C. Code § 1-615.51 et seq., was designed to serve the public interest by providing whistleblower protections to District of Columbia government employees. Under the DCWPA, District employees have the freedom to report waste, fraud, abuse of...
In the wake of the scandals over lead paint found in toys and other toy recalls, Congress passed the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (“Improvement Act”), a broad set of amendments to the Consumer Product Safety Act. The Improvement Act, which was signed into law and became effective on August 14,...
In August 2007, President Bush signed The Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007 (“9/11 Act”). The 9/11 Act included amendments to the Surface Transportation Assistance Act of 1982 (“STAA”), 49 U.S.C. § 31105, which was designed to encourage employees of commercial motor vehicles to report...
A. What Laws Protect Airline Whistleblowers? The Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR21) was designed to improve airline safety, and extends federal whistleblower protections to the employees of air carriers and their contractors and subcontractors. Prior to the enactment of...
Katz Marshall & Banks senior associate Michael A. Filoromo, III, published an article in Law360 entitled “Don’t Ignore Small And Midsize Health FCA Settlements.”  The article discussed Dr. Okon Umana, the erstwhile medical director of a Brooklyn health clinic who received a two-year prison sentence and was...
Katz, Marshall & Banks senior associate Matthew S. Stiff and partner Debra S. Katz published an article in Law360 on March 27, 2015, analyzing the recent decision by the United States District Court for the District of Columbia in  Leyden v. American Accreditation Healthcare Commission.  In Leyden, the court relied on the...
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner David J. Marshall co-edited the 2015 Sarbanes-Oxley Midwinter Report, issued on February 26, 2015, by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) subcommittee of the  Federal Labor Standards Legislation Committee of the American Bar Association's Section on Labor and Employment.  Senior associate Michael A....
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Debra S. Katz and law clerk Matthew LaGarde published an article in Law360 on February 10, 2015, entitled “4th Circ. Reminds Whistleblowers Of Their Role And Rights.”  The article discusses the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit’s recent decision in Jones v. Southpeak, a...
Katz, Marshall & Banks senior associate Michael Filoromo and partner David J. Marshall submitted an article to Law360 following a decision issued by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, which ruled on December 4, 2014, in the case of Berman v. Neo@Ogilvy LLC that the whistleblower protection...
Katz, Marshall & Banks senior associate Alexis Ronickher and partner Debra Katz published an article in Law360 on December 5, 2014, entitled "A Tale Of 2 Circ. Court Whistleblower Cases."  The article discussed two important federal courts of appeals decisions that occurred in November 2014 and affected the rights of...

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