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Sexual harassment claims at Houston Airports System went nowhere, says former employee
In June 2021, the former employee said he had enough and reported the harassment to his supervisor, only to end up in a meeting facing the woman he accused. “He was on eggshells all of the time,” said Steve Kardell, a Dallas-based attorney who specializes in employment and whistleblower cases.

Steve Kardell answers questions about return-to-work and vaccination policies on NBC 5
Following the recent surge of COVID-19 cases, NBC 5 Responds revisits questions from earlier in the year that impact North Texas businesses and workers. Steve Kardell, being an attorney who specializes in employment law, helps answer some common questions about return-to-work and vaccination policies.

What You Need To Know About Biden’s OSHA: A Quick Conversation
Employment law may be the practice area most affected by COVID-19. In this fifth part of a multi-part series, Corporate Counsel is publishing a frank conversation between Steve Kardell, a leader on the plaintiff’s side of COVID-19 employment law, and, on the management side, Harry Jones, one of Littler’ Mendelson’s designated COVID-19 experts.

Quick Facts: Steve Kardell & Harry Jones’ Column in Corporate Counsel Magazine
Steve Kardell, of Kardell Law Group, has practiced employment law in Dallas for over 35 years, first on the  management side and thereafter representing executives, employees and whistleblowers in significant SOX  cases, SEC tip line cases, False Claims cases, and significant local whistleblower cases, such as the  massive Dallas County Schools investigation. For almost 30 years, Harry Jones, of Littler Mendelson, has advised and defended employers, including in  dozens of jury trials, and has led more than 90 high-profile investigations on behalf of school districts, cities,  colleges and private institutions. He deals with complex C-suite misconduct issues. 

Why the Allen Business Where ICE Rounded Up Hundreds of Workers This Month Could Be Off the Hook
Steve Kardell, the Dallas whistleblower lawyer, is representing four former employees of one of the staffing companies targeted in the Allen raid and hopes to hold both the staffing company and CVE responsible. He said legal action is still pending.

Whistleblower Lawyer to Companies: Obey DOJ 
Dallas attorney, Steve Kardell has a unique perspective as he has represented two former in-house attorneys who separately blew the whistle on their companies in 2018.

Fired Compliance Officer Sues MoneyGram 
Texas Lawyer, Juan Lozada, has filed a retaliation and wrongful termination suit against the company.

In-House Lawyer Shined Spotlight on MoneyGram Compliance Woes
Dallas-area attorney Juan Lozada-Leoni alleged the failures—and MoneyGram’s reluctance to correct them—in a March 5 complaint to the U.S. Department of Labor.

MoneyGram Case Teaches Costly Lesson in Corporate Compliance (or Lack of It)
Dallas-based MoneyGram agreed Thursday to pay $125 million to settle allegations that the money transfer company failed to fulfill nearly all the compliance requirements of a 2009 order from the Federal Trade Commission. MoneyGram also violated the terms of its 2012 deferred prosecution agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice.

To Depose a CLO: A Tricky Situation for Uber’s Lawyers
Steve Kardell quoted regarding general counsels, “Privilege is going to be the biggest hurdle that you’re going to meet over and over again.”

Commentary: The Supreme Court’s New Whistleblower Decision Is Huge

Infosys Whistleblower, Jay Palmer Goes Public

Whistleblowing Has a Price – Is It Worth It?

Fear, Retaliation Ruled Dallas ISD’s HR Department, Ex-Employees Say
Steve Kardell, Representing Smith, said “It was a complete freezing out for purposes of getting rid of him.”

Goldman Sachs Ordered to Pay Sacked Advisers More Than $7.5 Million

A Whistleblower’s Horror Story

SEC Gives Former Officer Half-Million Dollar Whistleblower Award
Wall Street Journal (blog)
This would usually disqualify a person from the agency’s whistleblower program, though the officer fell into an exception provided by the agency’s …

SEC Continues to Investigate Contractual Impediments to Whistleblower Complaints – JD Supra (press release)

SEC May Seek Companies’ Agreements to Determine Whistleblower Treatment  – JD Supra (press release)

Former Company Officer Earns Half-Million Dollar Whistleblower Award for Reporting Fraud Case … – Rejoice Magazine



Citi Group Whistleblower Richard Bowen:

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Citi’s Dark Story (video)

Citigroup Whistleblower Still on the Trail of the Too-Big-to-Fail

Bowen’s TV time before the FCIC, wins Telly award

New York Times, “Was This Whistle-Blower Muzzled?

The Dallas Morning News: An Unsung Hero

Citigroup Whistleblower Still on the Trail of the Too-Big-to-Fail

Blowing The Whistle on the Mortgage Bubble

Prosecuting Wall Street  (video)

WSJ: Meet a Citigroup Whistleblower, Richard M. Bowen, III

Ex-Citigroup Execs Deny Fault (video)

Forbes: The Man Who Tried to Blow the Whistle at Citi

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In his new book, "Standing Up to China: How a Whistleblower Risked Everything for His Country," former client & Author, Ashley Yablon, quotes Attorney Steve Kardell about Whistelblower Law.
  • "Steve Kardell was terrific in representing me in some very adversarial discussions with Citigroup and also later represented me in my testimony before the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission."  -Richard Bowen, Citigroup Whistleblower

  • "Incredible knowledge of employee related concerns and equally brilliant knowledge of health care regulations, standards of practice. I would recommend this firm to anyone."  -V.B.

  • "Reaching out to Steve Kardell was the best decision I made. His ability to provide immediate insight and direction was very powerful, and a huge relief during a very stressful time period. For anyone struggling with a whistleblower situation, I would highly recommend at least speaking with Steve. After a 10 minute call with him, I had a better understanding of what I was dealing with. Even better, he gave me some immediate hope. In the end Steve did a better job than I thought was possible. Steve was able to get in contact with people in my organization, that I didn’t have access to. Because of his years of experience, he already has contacts in many organizations in Dallas. The entire situation was handled peacefully. I was impressed by his ability to “keep the peace”–rather than creating a battle with the organization. The reason I didn’t reach out to a lawyer initially, was because I thought it would mean an immediate end to any hope of a positive relationship with the company. Steve was able to address my concerns, and in the end I was able to continue to work for them."  -KS

  • "Never thought my career would end like it did after 30 years of service. I was part of the first round of the so called reduction of force. I asked myself how can I be part of this with 30 years of seniority. How did they pick these 90 plus employees? Now, the culture of this organization made you question every decision they made. It wasn’t what you knew it’s was a culture of who you know. Nonetheless, I did not accept their severance package. I immediately starting looking for an attorney who would take on my case. After the initial call to Steve I had hope again. He was open and honest about everything and reassured me he would do his best for me, and he did. I had an awesome outcome. Thanks Steve you’re the best."  -S.S.