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Representing Government Whistleblowers 2019

Product ID: CA2998D
Presented By: State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE

This program is an encore presentation of What You Need to Know about Representing a Client Who Is a Government Whistleblower produced by the Nonresident Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Wisconsin

Righting wrongs

"The way to right wrongs is to turn the light of truth upon them."
- Ida B. Wells-Barnett

The framers of the Constitution designed America’s government to be a system of checks and balances. As early as 1778, Congress passed a law to protect citizens who came forward to expose governmental “misconduct, frauds, or misdemeanors.” While several more whistleblower protection laws have been passed in the years since the American Revolution, whistleblowers still risk retaliation for choosing to reveal wrongdoing.

Representing Government Whistleblowers will cover what constitutes a protected disclosure under the law, so you can inform your clients of their rights and remedies under 5. U.S.C. Chapters 12 & 23.

Protecting the source

Presenters from the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) and the Project on Government Oversight (POGO) will discuss:

  • The avenues available for whistleblowers to safely disclose government wrongdoing
  • Legal issues that can arise when representing whistleblowers who are federal government employees or government contractors
  • Examples of whistleblower law violations
  • The OSC’s role in helping federal employees seek relief for retaliation
  • Proposed changes to federal whistleblower laws and regulations
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This program is an encore presentation of What You Need to Know about Representing a Client Who Is a Government Whistleblower produced by the Nonresident Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Wisconsin

Righting wrongs

"The way to right wrongs is to turn the light of truth upon them."
- Ida B. Wells-Barnett

The framers of the Constitution designed America’s government to be a system of checks and balances. As early as 1778, Congress passed a law to protect citizens who came forward to expose governmental “misconduct, frauds, or misdemeanors.” While several more whistleblower protection laws have been passed in the years since the American Revolution, whistleblowers still risk retaliation for choosing to reveal wrongdoing.

Representing Government Whistleblowers will cover what constitutes a protected disclosure under the law, so you can inform your clients of their rights and remedies under 5. U.S.C. Chapters 12 & 23.

Protecting the source

Presenters from the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) and the Project on Government Oversight (POGO) will discuss:

  • The avenues available for whistleblowers to safely disclose government wrongdoing
  • Legal issues that can arise when representing whistleblowers who are federal government employees or government contractors
  • Examples of whistleblower law violations
  • The OSC’s role in helping federal employees seek relief for retaliation
  • Proposed changes to federal whistleblower laws and regulations
Read More ↓

Shirine Moazed manages the U.S. Office of Special Counsel’s (OSC) Training and Outreach Program. As program chief, Ms. Moazed’s team works to increase federal employees’ awareness of their rights and responsibilities under civil service and whistleblower protection laws. She has been with the OSC since 1997, managing staff, providing nationwide training for federal agencies at all levels, and directing the OSC’s Certification Program. Prior to her current position, Ms. Moazed served as Chief of the Washington Field Office, supervising a staff of attorneys and investigators in OSC’s Investigation and Prosecution Division for over ten years.

Rebecca Jones serves as Policy Counsel for the Project on Government Oversight (POGO). She conducts legal and legislative writing analysis on a wide range of government reform proposals, and recommends and advocates for policy reform on Capitol Hill. Before her time at POGO, Ms. Jones worked at several nonprofit organizations advocating for whistleblower protections and nonprofit lobbying rights; she also practiced law as an immigration attorney.

Nick Schwellenbach is the Director of Investigations for the Project on Government Oversight (POGO). He has led investigations into revolving door at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), labor trafficking by the U.S. military’s subcontractors in Iraq, whistleblower retaliation within the Department of Homeland Security, and mismanagement of the Joint Strike Fighter F-35 program. His previous roles include Communications Director for the U.S. Office of Special Counsel, Senior Fiscal Policy Analyst for the Center for Effective Government, and staff writer for the Center for Public Integrity.

  • Review rights and remedies of federal employees under 5. U.S.C. Chapters 12 & 23
  • Understand the OSC’s role in providing safe channels for whistleblower disclosures
  • Know what prohibited personnel practices are covered by the Whistleblower Protection Acts
  • Find out what remedies federal employees have with respect to retaliation
  • Learn about proposed changes in federal whistleblower laws and regulations
  • Government lawyers
  • Employment lawyers
  • Civil litigators
  • Criminal lawyers
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