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.”
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.”
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)
Citi Group Whistleblower Richard Bowen:
Citi’s Dark Story (video)
Prosecuting Wall Street (video)
Ex-Citigroup Execs Deny Fault (video)