New York, NY, January 19, 2017 --(PR.com
)-- The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that David N. Mair, Partner, Kaiser Saurborn & Mair, P.C. will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “New Guidance on Whistleblower Settlements: What You Need to Know in 2017 and Beyond LIVE Webcast.” This event is scheduled for Tuesday, January 31, 2017 @ 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM (ET).
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About David N. Mair
David Mair is a shareholder in Kaiser Saurborn & Mair, P.C. His practice is focused on representing senior executives and professionals in complex employment and whistleblower litigation and disputes. Mr. Mair’s clients include senior investment banking, capital markets, hedge fund, private equity and other financial services executives and professionals, C-Suite and other senior executives at private and public companies and lawyers, physicians, accountants and academics at leading professional firms and academic institutions. He also represents senior executives and professionals in negotiating employment contracts, team moves and severance arrangements.
David has been awarded the AV Preeminent peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell and has been named each year since 2012 to the list of New York Super Lawyers. He is also a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, a trial lawyer honorary society composed of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. His pro bono work includes representation of clients for the Cancer Advocacy Project of the New York City Bar Association.
About Kaiser Saurborn & Mair, P.C.
Founded in 1997, Kaiser Saurborn & Mair, P.C. is widely recognized as one of the leading New York City-based employment law firms representing individuals. With a focus on complex litigation and employment disputes, the firm’s clients include executives, professionals, employees and partners at some of the nation’s preeminent businesses, financial institutions, academic institutions, hospitals and professional firms.
The firm has been at the forefront in winning ground-breaking legal rulings expanding the scope of employee protection in areas such as Sarbanes-Oxley and Dodd-Frank whistleblower litigation. The firm also handles discrimination claims, contract and bonus disputes and individual and team employment transitions. The firm frequently represents both U.S. and foreign executives and professionals in cross-border employment disputes, often working together with foreign law firms to implement joint litigation strategies for clients in the financial sector and other industries.
A hallmark of the firm’s approach is that its partners work directly in a one-on-one relationship with clients to ensure that each receives high-quality, responsive and cost-effective representation.
The increased scrutiny given settlement and release agreements in the employment context continues unabated. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) have each clarified their position on the limits of an employer’s ability to obtain a release of matters within their enforcement authority, as well as their position on other common contract terms which they contend have an impermissible chilling effect on reports to the government. Most recently, OSHA published new guidelines on its criteria for reviewing settlement agreements between employers and employees in whistleblower cases.
The Knowledge Group has assembled a panel of key thought leaders to provide the audience with an in-depth analysis of the OSHA guidelines and how attorneys for management and for employees can effectively cope with them. The speakers will offer guidance in fashioning settlement agreements that do not run afoul of OSHA's new criteria.
This one-hour webcast will discuss the following key topics:
· Overview of Whistleblower Statutory Protections
· Whistleblower Standing and Rights
· Amenability of Claims to Settlement
· Do's and Don'ts for Settlement and Release Agreements
· Recent Challenges by Government Agencies to Settlement
About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
The Knowledge Congress was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register to an event, please visit: http://theknowledgegroup.org/