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Whistleblower Claims with Ellen August, Esq.

Whistleblower Cases Draw Public Attention

The term “whistleblower” is derived from the practice of police officers in England who would blow their whistles when they noticed the commission of a crime. The whistle would alert other law enforcement officers and the general public of danger. Today, the term whistleblower has a slightly different connotation.

A whistleblower is commonly referred to as an individual who reports the misconduct of a co-worker or other individual or entity.

There have been a number of interesting cases that have been brought to the public’s attention as a result of a whistleblower’s actions.  In fact, there are a number of federal and local statutes that address this issue.

In this broadcast of Forensic Perspectives, forensic accounting expert Mark S. Gottlieb discusses these various whistleblower acts and cases involving whistleblower activities with New York commercial attorney Ellen August of Goetz Fitzpatrick LLP.

About Our Guest

Ellen August is a Partner with Goetz Fitzpatrick LLP. Goetz Fitzpatrick is a multi-office law firm with specific expertise in the construction dispute resolution, intellectual property technology, labor law, trust and estates, and real estate industries.

Ms. August is a commercial litigator whose work focuses on professional malpractice, business disputes, and employment litigation. She was formerly Chief of the Manhattan Trial Unit for the New York City Law Department.