Lynne Bernabei was a panelist at the February 10, 2017 Annual Conference of the Metropolitan Employment Lawyers Association (MWELA), and spoke on “Counseling the Whistleblower on Employment Law Concerns.”

She discussed how Congress, courts, and government agencies are working to counteract efforts by companies to raise obstacles to a whistleblower’s ability to […]

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Bernabei & Kabat partner, Lynne Bernabei, was recently interviewed on Federal News Radio regarding her opinion on the President Donald Trump’s recent decision to dismiss Acting Attorney General Sally Yates.

Former-Attorney General Yates publicly refused to defend an executive order which places […]

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The National Law Journal recently published an opinion piece by Kristen Sinisi and Alan Kabat, “What’s Next for Whistleblowers”  They discussed whether the new administration – which wants to dismantle the Dodd-Frank Act – will also do away with its whistleblower provisions, and conclude that there is strong bipartisan support that should preserve […]

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Bernabei & Kabat, PLLC, based in Washington, D.C., is nationally recognized for its expertise in the areas of employment law, sexual harassment law, whistleblower law, civil rights and civil liberties matters, Sarbanes-Oxley claims, and training. In addition to an active litigation practice in federal and state courts and administrative tribunals, the firm frequently represents partners, […]

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Partner Lynne Bernabei was again quoted by Fortune’s Roger Parloff on the Gretchen Carlson sexual harassment lawsuit. In the article, Ms. Bernabei comments on the likelihood of the case’s success in federal court. Read the full article here… 

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Bernabei & Wachtel is pleased to report that the Court of Appeal of California today affirmed the trial court’s denial of Fannie Mae’s motion to compel arbitration of whistleblower retaliation claims.

The plaintiff, Cecelia Carter, is represented by Lynne Bernabei and Pete Whelan (Bernabei & Wachtel, PLLC) and by Andrew Friedman […]

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Federal News Radio recently interviewed Lynne Bernabei. They discussed the recent attempts by U.S. Customs & Border Protection to silence a high-ranking whistleblower, by transferring him from being the Director of Internal Affairs to the Director of National Affairs.

Although this seems to be a lateral transfer, it appears that he was […]

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The Washington Post discussed the problems that whistleblowers in the national security field face – they are well-positioned to discover significant fraud, waste, or abuse but are unable to report that misconduct without fear of retaliation. The increased monitoring of government employees and contractors makes it even more difficult for them to […]

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Bernabei & Wachtel joined a number of other legal and community organizations in petitioning the Securities & Exchange Commission to take stronger action to prevent companies from retaliating against employees who blow the whistle on financial and other corporate misconduct.

The petition documents the increase in retaliation, and the need for […]

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