(Webcast) Government Whistleblower Protections

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 | 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm

Program Instructor:
Edward L. Murray
NYC Law Department, Office of Corporation Counsel

  • This program will provide an overview of the statutory and constitutional protections for whistleblowers in government service at the local, state, and federal level, as well as the different remedies and processes for vindicating rights. An expert faculty will also discuss possible reforms.

    Program Fee:
    $49 For Members | $99 For Nonmembers
    Members who are Law Students, Recent Law Graduates, Newly Admitted Lawyers (admitted for the first time in any state or country 2019-2021), In-House/Corporate Counsel, Judges, and attorneys that practice within the Government, Academic or Not-for-Profit sectors attend this program for free.

  • Jennifer Rodgers
    Adjunct Professor of Clinical Law, NYU School of Law; Lecturer-in-Law, Columbia Law School; CNN Legal Analyst Former Director, Center for Advancement of Public Integrity

    Tom Devine
    Legal Director, Government Accountability Project

    Chris Dunn
    Legal Director, New York Civil Liberties Union

    Margaret Garnett
    Commissioner, New York City Department of Investigation

  • 6:00 pm-6:10pm
    Introduction of Topic and Panelists 

    6:10 pm-6:35 pm
    Statutory Protections

    6:35 pm-7:00 pm
    Constitutional Protections

    7:00 pm-7:25 pm
    Discussion of Recent Cases and Possible Outcomes under the Different Regimes

    7:25 pm-7:35 pm
    Possible Reforms 

    7:35 pm-7:45 pm

  • New York:1.5 Professional Practice
    New Jersey: 1.7 General
    California: 1.5 General
    Pennsylvania: 1.0 General
    Connecticut: Available to Licensed Attorneys

  • Sponsoring Association Committee:
    Government Ethics and State Affairs, Edward L. Murray, Chair
    Labor & Employment Law, Tracey Salmon-Smith, Chair
    Rule of Law Task Force, Stephen L. Kass, Chair

    Sponsorship Opportunities are Available! Please Contact:
    Angie Avila, Manager, Membership Outreach and Sponsorships | (212) 382-6608 | aavila@nycbar.org