I attended one of these sessions recently.  You do not have to be an attorney to attend.  I recommend that you all attend and read Mr. Kohn’s new book.  It is written to make the complexities understandable even for people who are not attorney’s.    Your fee includes a copy of Mr. Kohn’s new book and handouts.  He was very open to answering participant questions.  GFS

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On May 25th, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted whistleblower rules that fundamentally changed and enhanced the right of employees to obtain legal protection and large financial rewards (see Washington Post article).  The National Whistleblowers Center and its legal staff were extensively involved in this process, providing the SEC with nine formal rulemaking submissions and personally meeting one-on-one with each of the five SEC commissioners.  Many of the NWC’s proposals were adopted by the SEC, and the Final Rules cited to NWC formal comments forty-four times.  The new regulations will prove an invaluable asset in the representation of corporate whistleblowers, and the new regulations if properly utilized will prove to be an invaluable asset in successfully representing employees and preventing corporate fraud.

As a result, the National Whistleblowers Center is conducting a series of nationwide seminars that will focus on the new SEC regulations, and the historic whistleblower protections contained in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.  The seminars will explain the new anti-retaliation rules governing corporate employees and the financial reward provisions.  These rules require the SEC to pay large financial awards to qualified whistleblowers for which there is no cap and can result in multiple millions of dollars in recoveries.

 
Dodd-Frank Act
3-hour CLE Seminar
NEW Corporate Whistleblower Protections and Reward Provisions
On July 21, 2010, Congress enacted the Dodd-Frank Act. Corporate whistleblowing was forever changed. The Act established the right of whistleblowers to obtain multi-million dollar rewards for reporting violations of Securities and Commodities Exchange Acts. These “qui tam” provisions were modeled on the False Claims Act — a law that already has resulted in whistleblowers obtaining over $2.7 billion dollars in rewards for reporting federal contracting and procurement violations to the Justice Department. Dodd-Frank also enhanced employment protections available to whistleblowers. Retaliatory discharge cases can now be filed directly in federal court, with the right to a jury trial. Under Dodd-Frank, mandatory arbitration agreements cannot be enforced.

Seminar Fees: 

$150 ATTORNEY REFERRAL SERVICE MEMBERS
($95 For Early Bird Special!)

$295 ATTORNEYS
($150 For Early Bird Special!)

$75 WHISTLEBLOWERS

Call (202) 342-1903 for Early Sign-up or ARS Discount Codes

To REGISTER visit our UPCOMING EVENTS page
Locations:

Washington, DC — June 10th, 2011 (Teleconference Available)
         National Whistleblowers Center
         3238 P Street NW
         Washington, DC 20007

         Register on or before June 7th for Early Bird Special

         Contact Seminar Director Estelle Kohn at ek@whistleblowers.org or Associate
         Seminar Director Philip Barrett at whistle@whistleblowers.org or call
         (202) 342-1903 to register

Denver, CO — June 23rd, 2011
         The Browne Palace Hotel & Spa
         321 17th Street
         Denver, CO 80202

         Register on or before June 10th for Early Bird Special

San Francisco, CA — June 27th, 2011
         TURN-The Utility Reform Network
         115 Sansome Street, Suite 900
         San Francisco, CA 94104

         Register on or before June 10th for Early Bird Special

Los Angeles, CA — June 28th, 2011
         Carlsmith Ball LLP
         444 South Flower Street, 9th Floor
         Los Angeles, CA 90071-2901

         Register on or before June 10th for Early Bird Special

New York, NY — July 25th, 2011
         New York Marriott Downtown
         85 West Street at Albany Street
         New York, NY 10006

         Register on or before July 15th for Early Bird Special

CURRICULUM:
Learn how to use the new corporate whistleblower laws and regulations to effectively represent employees, combat fraud and qualify for large whistleblower rewards. Gain insight into how whistleblower protections laws can be integrated into your law practice as powerful legal tools for maximizing your client’s ability to have their case heard before a jury and obtain entitlement to large monetary damage awards and rewards.

FACULTY:
Stephen M. Kohn, Esq. is the Executive Director of the National Whistleblowers Center and one of the nations leading advocates on whistleblower law.  Mr. Kohn will present this unique seminar on the latest whistleblower laws and rewards provisions. Mr. Kohn has represented numerous high profile whistleblowers for over 27 years. He has authored seven books on whistleblower law, including the recently published The Whistleblower’s Handbook: A Step-by-Step Guide to Doing What’s Right and Protecting Yourself (Lyons Press, 2011). Mr. Kohn was the principal author of the NWC’s rulemaking petitions and personally met with all five SEC Commissioners and the responsible Commission staff.

To Register or For More Information:
Please visit our UPCOMING EVENTS page or contact Estelle Kohn or Philip Barrett by phone: (202) 342-1903 or email: ek@whistleblowers.org or whistle@whistleblowers.org.  

If you cannot make the seminar, you can purchase the course materials, The Whistleblower’s Handbook, online for $16.95 plus shipping.