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The Employment Law Group® is headquartered in NW Washington, D.C., located two blocks north of the White House on the corner of 17th and I Streets, NW. The offices are conveniently accessible by Metro from the Farragut North (Red Line) and Farragut West (Blue and Orange) Metro stops. There is also ample parking in surrounding parking garages.
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The Employment Law Group® law firm represents employees nationally who have blown the whistle on corporate fraud and abuse and who have been the victims of discrimination, harassment, or other violations of their civil rights. With offices in Washington, D.C., San Francisco, and Los Angeles, California, The Employment Law Group® law firm’s seasoned trial attorneys have earned a highly desirable record of favorable settlements and verdicts on behalf of its clients.
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As a National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyer, Scott Oswald has litigated nearly fifty trials to verdict and recovered more than $90 million in judgments and settlements in employment and whistleblower actions.  Mr. Oswald, a graduate of The Trial Lawyers College, is an accomplished trial lawyer in whistleblower protection, qui tam, wrongful discharge, employment discrimination, FMLA, USERRA, non-compete, and wage and overtime actions in federal and state courts, including a $57 million False Claims Act settlement, a $466,816 Equal Pay Act verdict, a $1,000,000 sexual harassment jury verdict, a $282,000 District of Columbia Whistleblower Protection Act jury verdict, a $579,338 Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) jury verdict, a $101,000 Title VII/Equal Pay Act jury verdict, a $1,134, 886.86 Wage Payment Act judgment, a $650,000 retaliation jury verdict, an $819,000 False Claims Act Whistleblower Retaliation jury verdict, and numerous settlements exceeding $1,000,000.

Mr. Oswald is an innovator in using whistleblower anti-retaliation laws to obtain money damages for whistleblowers.  Notably, Mr. Oswald was Sheila Kalkunte’s lead trial counsel in her ground-breaking Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) whistleblower retaliation claim, which was the first successful SOX retaliation trial verdict to withstand appeal.   Mr. Oswald was Dr. Weihua Huang’s trial counsel in the first reported successful jury verdict under the whistleblower retaliation provisions of the False Claims Act since the 2009 Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act.   Mr Oswald was counsel in the first federal court Dodd Frank Act anti-retaliation suit to withstand a motion to dismiss and proceed to discovery.

Mr. Oswald uses the protections afforded whistleblowers to prevent employers from wrongfully terminating whistleblowers’ employment.  For example, Mr. Oswald was Dr. Ning Shen’s counsel in her successful action to prevent the United States Department Veterans Affairs from terminating her employment while she litigated her employment claims.

Mr. Oswald is one of the few attorneys to prosecute a Maryland wrongful discharge claim to a winning jury verdict and to prosecute a Maryland retaliation claim to a winning punitive damages jury verdict.  His successes have been chronicled and comments featured in numerous publications including The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The National Law Journal, The Federal Times, BNA’s Daily Labor Report, LawyersUSA, Employment Law360, Virginia Lawyers Weekly, Workforce Management Magazine, Washington Lawyer Magazine, Medical Practice Compliance Alert, Crain’s Detroit Business, Human Resource Executive and LegalBiz Now.

Mr. Oswald’s cases have helped establish the vanguard of employment and whistleblower law for federal employee whistleblowers – Drake v. USAID, Miller v. TSA;  SOX whistleblowers – Kalkunte v. DVI, Leznik v. Nektar, Stone v. IL; Feldman v. LEA; Qui Tam whistleblowers – Glynn v. IST, Mann v. H&K; Nuclear whistleblowers – Smith v. Duke Energy; those who have suffered workplace discrimination because of their age – Inman v. Klockner-Pentaplast; gender -Murtagh-Cooke v. U.S., Kennedy v. Virginia Tech; disability – Summers v. Altarum;  race and national origin – Kumar v. Hilton Hotels Corp.;  sexual orientation – Altan v. IK Retail Group; protected activity – Weintraub v. MHASM; and those who have been wrongfully discharged – Miller v. Washington Workplace, McFarland v. VRSCC, Randolph v. ADT.  Mr. Oswald’s cases have helped define the contours of laws that protect employees who have had their wages or benefits unlawfully withheld – Risteen v. YFU, Sharer v. Tandberg. Mr. Oswald also has been at the forefront of the fight against forced arbitration of employment claims: Shaffer v. ACS, Booker v. Robert Half International.

Mr. Oswald is recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in America and a Super Lawyer in the category of Employment Litigation.  He is recognized as one of the “Top Ten Employment Lawyers” in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area by Top Ten Leaders.  He is an American Lawyer Magazine “Top Rated Lawyer.”  Mr. Oswald has been awarded a Martindale Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review rating and is rated 10 out of 10 by Avvo.

Mr. Oswald serves as co-chair of the Complex Litigation Subcommittee of the Employment Rights and Responsibilities Committee of the American Bar Association’s Section of Labor and Employment Law. He is the immediate past president of the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association.  He served as the 2011 Employee-Representative Chair of the D.C. Superior Court Whistleblower Protection Act Jury Instruction Committee and as a member of the 2010 District of Columbia Judicial and Bar Conference Planning Committee.  Mr. Oswald is a member of the National Employment Lawyers Association’s Executive Compensation, Trial Advocacy, and Whistleblower Committees.

Mr. Oswald, who holds a Top Secret security clearance, lectures extensively on employment and whistleblower law, especially on the trial of employment and whistleblower protection claims in state and federal courts under the False Claims Act, the Dodd-Frank Act, the Sarbanes Oxley Act, FMLA, Title VII, ADEA and wrongful discharge and termination in violation of state public policy.  He is the faculty chair of The D.C. Bar’s “Changing Currents in Employment Law” CLE and a regular panelist on the D.C. Bar’s “Fundamentals of Employment Law” series and is asked to speak regularly on ways to maximize damages recoveries in the trial of employment and whistleblower protection claims.  To that end, in 2010 The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission invited Mr. Oswald to testify on the remedies that the EEOC should seek in its federal court enforcement of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA), and in 2011 the Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration invited Mr. Oswald to guide it in restructuring its Whistleblower Protection Program.

Mr. Oswald has authored numerous articles on federal and state whistleblower and employment law protections.  He authors a chapter on The District of Columbia Whistleblower Protection Act and Exceptions to The Doctrine of Employment At Will for the D.C. Practice Manual and is the editor of the Whistleblower Law Blog.  Mr. Oswald has authored numerous amicus curiae briefs on whistleblower protection and employment discrimination issues including Lawson v. FMR LLC (which argues to the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of the National Employment Lawyers Association for broad employer coverage under the anti-retaliation provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act)  VanBuren v. Grugg (which argued for – and the Virginia Supreme Court adopted – individual manager liability under the tort of wrongful discharge in violation of Virginia public policy); Jordan v. IBM (which argued for a broad application of the anti-retaliation provisions of Title VII), Johnson v. Siemens (which argued – and the court later held – that subsidiaries of publicly traded companies are covered entities under, and therefore subject to, the Sarbanes Oxley Act’s anti-retaliation provisions), Bonds v. Leavitt (which argued for – and the court later followed – an expansive interpretation of the term “disclosures” in the Whistleblower Protection Act to guarantee maximum protection for government whistleblowers),  Villanueva v. Core Laboratories NV (which argued for an extraterritorial application of anti-retaliation provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act ) and is active in efforts at the national and state level to strengthen legal protections for whistleblowers and employees.

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Articles

Temporary impairments under the ADAAA and the impact on government contractorsTemporary impairments under the ADAAA and the impact on government contractors, Westlaw Government Contractor, Sep-2014

Teleworking as ‘reasonable accommodation’ no longer a remote possibility, Virginia Lawyers Weekly, Aug-2014

Illinois Insurance Claims Fraud Prevention Act: What whistleblowers and providers should know, Health Care Lawyer, Sep-2014

Leaving with what you brought: Non-compete agreements when you bring your book with you, The Government Contract Litigation Reporter , Sep-2014

The Glass Slipper: Searching For The FCA Case That Fits, Law360, Sep-2014

Post-Employment Retaliation: The “Gift” That Keeps On Giving, The Corporate Counselor, Sep-2014

Where the False Claims Act meets for-profit colleges: 4 hot areas for compliance, eCampus News, Aug-2014

The Best Defense is a Good Offense – Invalidating Non-Competition Agreements when Departing from a Company, The Government Contract Litigation Reporter, Aug-2014

Down to the Crossroads: Where Securities Fraud and Fraud Against the Government Meet, The Federal Lawyer, Aug-2014

The Game Has Changed for Management: The Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act and Its Applicability to State Entities, Virginia Lawyer, Jul-2014

Workplace Bullying: Harassment Without a Protected Class, The Employment Law Strategist, Aug-2014

Workplace Rights and Discrimination Laws, Small Business Opportunities, Jul-2014

Company liability and employee protections for FCC whistleblowers, Compliance & Ethics Professional, Jul-2014

How Defense Offsets Intersect with the FCPA, The FCPA Report, Jul-2014

Changing Tactics at the DOJ Stand to Permanently Alter the Face of Qui Tam Litigation, Bloomberg BNA Healthcare Fraud Report, Jul-2014

Where do employee rights start, and how far do they go?, Employee Benefit News, Jun-2014

New Ways To Separate Employee Speech From Citizen Speech, Law360, Jun-2014

When Can an Employee Quit and Still Sue for Wrongful Discharge?, ABA Employment and Labor Relations , Jun-2014

First-Amendment Defenses Against Whistleblowers, The Corporate Counselor, Jun-2014

Current trends in EEOC enforcement: Trends that suggest creative and progressive legal arguments, Plaintiff Magazine, Jun-2014

Workforce Whistleblowing at the Intersection of HIPAA and the False Claims Act, Bloomberg BNA Healthcare Fraud Report, Jun-2014

Act Aims to Bolster Rights of Sexual-Assault Victims in the Military, American Bar Association Section of Litigation: Employment and Labor Relations - News and Developments, Jun-2014

The Rebranding of But-For-Causation in Title VII Cases, Law360, Jun-2014

After Five Years, Some Authoritative Case Law on the ADAAA’s Broad Sweep, Bloomberg BNA Daily Labor Report, Apr-2014

Whistleblowers in the Intelligence Community, Corporate Compliance Insights, Apr-2014

HR Is Employer’s First Line of Defense Against Lawsuits, SHRM.com (Society for Human Resource Management), Apr-2014

The impact of social communication disorder under the ADA, Mental Health Weekly, Mar-2014

Interns at heightened risk of harassment, Los Angeles Daily Journal, Mar-2014

Risks In Fighting Whistleblowers Over Confidentiality, Law360, Mar-2014

Corporate Counsel: You Might Want To Re-Examine That General Release, Pharmaceutical Compliance Monitor, Mar-2014

Current Trends in Trade Secret Litigation, SHRM.org (Society for Human Resource Management), Mar-2014

“As You ‘Like’ It”: Ascribing legal significance to social media, Employment Law Daily, Mar-2014

SOX Whistleblowers Find a New Friend In Supreme Court, Law360, Mar-2014

Class litigation and arbitration: Effects of Concepcion and Italian Colors on class action employment claims, Westlaw Journal Employment, Mar-2014

Acquiring More Than Just Assets: The Impact of Teed v. Thomas & Betts Power Solutions, LLC, The Corporate Counselor, Mar-2014

Given claws by Staub, ‘cat’s paw’ reaches into state courts, Westlaw Journal Employment, Feb-2014

The effect of the Genesis Healthcare ruling on FLSA collective actions, Westlaw Journal Employment, Feb-2014

Notes On: Can I Be a Whistleblower If I Already Signed a Nondisclosure Agreement?, Labor Law Journal, Jan-2014

MSPB’s Ruling in Chandler Sets Standard for Furlough Appeals, American Bar Association, Dec-2013

Proposed CMS Rules Present a New Threat to Habitual Health Care Fraud Offenders, Bloomberg BNA, Dec-2013

Supreme Court Seeks Middle Ground For Whistleblowers, Law 360, Nov-2013

Reasons For Establishing Progressive Discipline Policies, Law 360, Nov-2013

Investment Advisers Act: The Whistle Heard ‘Round the World, Law 360, Nov-2013

Tools to Combat Whistleblower Retaliation, Taxpayers Against Fraud, False Claims Act & Qui Tam Quarterly Review, Oct-2013

Hypotheticals Help Explain ACA’s Whistleblower Provisions, HR Compliance Library: Ideas & Trends, Sep-2013

A Closer Look at Presidential Policy Directive 19, Law 360, Aug-2013

The ABCs of Common Law Wrongful Termination Claims in the Washington Metropolitan Region, Labor & Employment Law Forum 3, no. 2, Jul-2013

Supervisors Are Not Immune from Liability When Discharging Workers, HR Magazine, Jul-2013

Federal Employees, It’s OK To Blow Your Whistle, Law 360, Jul-2013

Those irresistible co-workers, LA Daily Journal, Jul-2013

5 Rewards — and Drawbacks — of Being a Whistleblower., Corporate Compliance Insights, Jul-2013

5 New Rights for Employees in Same-Sex Marriages, Law 360, Jun-2013

The False Claims Act Poses Additional Risks To Medical Device Makers, Pharmaceutical Compliance Monitor, Jun-2013

Is Bullying in the Workplace Illegal?, Los Angeles Daily Journal & San Francisco Daily Journal, Feb-2013

Accommodations for Returning Veterans Suffering from PTSD: A Guide for Employers, Westlaw Employment Journal, Jan-2013

ADEA Claims in the Wake of Gross v. FBL Financial Services, Inc., Corporate Counsel, Jan-2013

2012 Opens The Door For More Whistleblower Participation, Law 360, Jan-2013

Whistleblower Attorneys: Recent SEC Settlement with Pipeline Inc. May encourage Dark Pool Trading Suits, Oregon Law Journal & Traders Magazine, Dec-2012

Rewarding Whistleblowers for Disclosing Tax Violations to the IRS, The CPA Journal, Dec-2012

Finding Ways to Protect IRS Whistleblowers, Law 360, Nov-2012

Plaintiff’s Counsel Answers FAQ’s on Election Talk in the Workplace, Employment Law Daily, Nov-2012

Smooth Transitions for Servicemembers: USERRA Protections, Law 360, Nov-2012

Political Discrimination in the Workplace, Oregon Legal Journal, Oct-2012

A Primer on Employment Discrimination, Washington Blade, Sep-2012

Understanding the Ethics of Whistleblowing is Key to Effective Internal Reporting, Labor Law Reports/Insight, Jul-2012

Health Care Law Expands False Claims Act Liability Under Anti-Kickback Statute, Westlaw Health Care Fraud Journal, May-2012

More Protection for Whistleblowers, Department of Labor, Administrative Review Board 2011 Year in Review, Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Journal , Apr-2012

New Laws Expand Workers’ Rights, The Washington Post, Apr-2012

Recent Developments in Qui Tam Litigation – The Rocket Docket News, The Newsletter of the Northern Virginia Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, Mar-2012

The Supreme Court Finds Religion, A Look at Hosanna-Tabor, The Employment Law Strategist, Mar-2012

More Protection for Whistleblowers, Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Journal, Feb-2012

Employers’ Common Mistakes That Encourage Employees to Seek Legal Advice, Employers’ Common Mistakes That Encourage Employees to Seek Legal Advice, Nov-2011

Introduction to the Federal Security Clearance Process, Westlaw Journal on Government Contract, Oct-2011

Blowing the Whistle, California Lawyer, Oct-2011

D.C.’s Amended Whistleblower Protection Act: The Gold Standard for Public Sector Whistleblower Protection, Daily Labor Report, Sep-2011

DC’s Amended Whistleblower Protection Act: The Gold Standard for Public Sector Whistleblower Protection, BNA Daily Labor Report, Sep-2011

The SEC’s New Rules for the Dodd-Frank Whistle-blower Program, Westlaw Journal on Employment, Volume 26, Issue 3, Sep-2011

Drafting and Negotiating Executive Employment Agreement, BNA Pension & Benefits Daily, Sep-2011

QUI TAM CASES: WHAT ARE THEY AND HOW DO YOU HANDLE THEM, The American Association for Justice, National Webinar, New York, N.Y., Jul-2011

Representing Whistleblowers Under the False Claims Act, National Employment Lawyers Association's Annual Convention, Jul-2011

HEALTH CARE REFORM ACT STRENGTHENS WHISTLEBLOWER PROTECTIONS, employmentlawgroup.net, Mar-2011

Whistleblowers: What Protections And Forms of Relief Are Available For Foreign-Based Employees, ABA Section Of International Law Spring 2011 Meeting, Mar-2011

Use of Early Focus Groups In Employment Cases, The Employee Advocate, Feb-2011

Whistleblower Protection In New Food Safety Bill, Law 360, Dec-2010

Court of Appeals Clarifies the Scope of Protected Conduct Under Maryland Health Care Worker Whistleblower Protection Act, Provides Insight into Maryland Public Policy, Maryland State Bar Association Fall Newsletter, Dec-2010

NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN WHISTLEBLOWER LAW AND EFFECTIVE STRATEGIES FOR PROSECUTING WHISTLEBLOWER RETALIATION CLAIMS, New Robust Retaliation Protections for Whistleblowers” Taxpayers Against Fraud Conference, Nov-2010

DISCOVERY STRATEGIES AND CHALLENGES IN LEAVE & DISABILITY CASES, National Employment Lawyers Association Fall Convention, Oct-2010

New Tools to Combat Whistleblower Retaliation, Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund Quarterly Review, Vol. 57, Oct-2010

Litigating Claims Under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, The Employee Advocate, Oct-2010

Whistleblower Provisions Of The Dodd-Frank Act, Law 360, Jul-2010

Whistleblower Protections in the Finance Reform Bill, Law 360, May-2010

Pregnancy And Parenthood, DC Bar, May-2010

Congress Enacts Robust Whistleblower Protections To Prevent Fraud In Stimulus Spending, The Employee Advocate, May-2010

THE FALSE CLAIMS ACT AND FEDERAL WHISTLEBLOWER PROVISIONS, Brownbag sponsored through the Maryland Trial Lawyers Association, Apr-2010

Whistleblower Protections Under Health Care Bill, Law 360, Apr-2010

Put Your Case On A Budget With Early Focus Groups, Put Your Case On A Budget With Early Focus Groups, Jan-2010

WHISTLEBLOWER PROVISIONS OF THE DODD-FRANK WALL STREET REFORM & CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT, employmentlawgroup.net, Jan-2007

EFFECTIVE USE OF STRUCTURED SETTLEMENTS IN EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION, WHISTLEBLOWER CLAIMS, AND OTHER EMPLOYMENT DISPUTES, TAX NOTES, Sep-2009

Federal Whistleblower Protections for Transportation Employees, The Employee Advocate , Sep-2009

SOX: A Robust Remedy For Whistleblowers, Law360, Aug-2009

Representing Whistleblowers in Adler Wrongful Discharge Actions, Maryland Bar Journal, Jul-2009

Questions and Answers About the Qui Tam Provision of the False Claims Act, The Practical Lawyer , Jun-2009

Strategies for Defending Against Non-Compete Litigation, Virginia State Bar’s Litigation News, Jun-2009

DOL ARB Decision Reinvigorates Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower Protection, 7 Workplace L. Rep. (BNA) No. 475, Apr-2009

Blowing the Whistle on Tax Fraud Reaps Rewards, SmartPros Ethics and Compliance Insights, Mar-2009

Stimulus Fund Safeguards for Whistleblowers, Law360, Feb-2009

New Protections for Consumer Safety Whistleblowers, American Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Newsletter, Vol. 37, No. 1, Oct-2008

Win for Whistleblowers, National Law Journal, Sep-2008

Sarbanes-Oxley Act Whistleblower Retaliation Provision, Avvo, Sep-2008

The Umpires Strike Back, Legal Times, Jun-2008

Protecting the Whistleblower, Corporate Responsibility Officer, Feb-2008

Update to “Employment At Will and Exceptions to Doctrine”, D.C. Practice Manual (D.C. Bar Publications), Jan-2008

Media Mentions

Do’s And Don’ts For Lucrative SEC Whistleblower Tips, Law360, Sep-2014

DOL Take On SOX Getting Fed. Court Deference, Lawyers Say, Law360, Aug-2014

Hiring Process Just Got Dicier: For Firms, Applicants, Any Talk of Employer’s Religious Beliefs Is Legal Minefield, The Wall Street Journal Live, Jul-2014

How Hobby Lobby Decision Will Affect Job Recruiting, The Wall Street Journal Live, Jul-2014

Supreme Court backs Hobby Lobby’s religious objection to contraception use, Employee Benefit News, Jun-2014

High Court Rules Public Workers Can Testify, Government Executive, Jun-2014

High Court Ruling To Chill Public Worker Retaliation, Law360, Jun-2014

2nd Circ. May Create Split On Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Shield, Law360, Jun-2014

Pundits question whether McAllister can win re-election after video showing kiss with staffer, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans), Apr-2014

Supreme Court broadens whistle-blower status, mutual fund firms on alert, InvestmentNews, Mar-2014

Supreme Court Expands Whistleblower Protections, Accounting Today, Mar-2014

S. Ct.: SOX whistleblower provision extends to public company’s private contractors, Employment Law Daily, Mar-2014

High Court Ruling To Spur Rise In SOX Whistleblower Cases, Law360, Mar-2014

Both Sides Claim Victory in 5th Circuit SOX Row, Law360, Feb-2014

EEOC Sues Less, but Tactics Draw Flak, Wall Street Journal, Feb-2014

Whistleblower Ruling May Make Workers Clam Up, Law360, Jan-2014

Employment Cases to Watch in 2014, Law360, Jan-2014

Oral Arguments Heard in Supreme Court Whistleblower Case, The Wall Street Journal's Risk & Compliance Journal, Nov-2013

Attorney: Supreme Court Leaning Toward Maintaining Fed Whistleblower Rights, Government Executive, Nov-2013

A Supreme Court Question: Who Gets Whistleblower Protections, The Wall Street Journal's At Work Blog, Nov-2013

High Court SOX Case To Put Labor Department In Spotlight, Law360, Nov-2013

Employers Win Again On Scope of US Whistleblower Law, Law360, Oct-2013

Bigger payouts seen for U.S. financial market whistleblowers, Reuters, Oct-2013

Snowden the whistleblower? Not exactly, Federal Times, Jun-2013

Montgomery County jury awards Glen Burnie woman $650K in suit against her Germantown employer, The Gazette, Sep-2011

Speaking Engagements

From Causation to Coverage: The Effects of Burrage and Lawson on Whistleblower Claims in 2014 and Beyond, The District of Columbia Bar, Oct-2014

Qui Tam and SOX Whistleblowers in the Federal Courts, Federal Bar Association, Sep-2014

How to Handle Internal Whistleblower Claims Without Making Things Worse, Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics, May-2014

The Hiring Process: Forms and Checklists to Help You and Your Client, DC Bar, Apr-2014

Trial Techniques in the 21st Century, Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association, Apr-2014

Non-Compete Agreement Litigation Strategies, Strafford Publications, Inc., Mar-2014

The Nuts and Bolts of the Department of Labor’s Whistleblower Adjudication Process, The Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association, Nov-2013

The Employee Protections in National Defense Authorization Act – An Alternative to Whistleblower Protection of the False Claims Act, Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund, Oct-2013

Federal Sequestration’s Effects on Contractors, Employees, Government and Unions, Federal Bar Association, DC Chapter, Oct-2013

Shining The Light On Whistleblower & Retaliation Claims – Using The Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act To Your Advantage, National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA), Oct-2013

Changing Currents in Employment Law 2013: Recent Trends and Developments, The District of Columbia Bar, Oct-2013

The Substantial Jury Verdict and the Appeal in the Edgewood Management Corporation v. Donna Jackson Case, Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association (MWELA), Sep-2013

Drafting and Negotiating Employment Agreements, The District of Columbia Bar, Jun-2013

The Contractor Whistleblower Provisions in the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013 – A Boon for U.S. Government Contractor Whistleblowers?, The Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association, May-2013

Employer/Employee Relationships, Washington Metro Association of Corporate Counsel, May-2013

Current Developments and Procedures at the SEC, CFTC, and IRS Whistleblower Offices, , May-2013

Whistleblowing: Bradley Birkenfeld’s $104 Million Award & Other Developments, OffshoreAlert, May-2013

Hot Topics in Whistleblower Qui Tam Litigation Under The False Claims Act, Federal Bar Association, Maryland Chapter, May-2013

Whistleblower Issues, Defense Industry Offset Association, May-2013

Blowing the Top Off Whistleblower Investigations, American Bar Association, Mar-2013

Investigator Training Program, Boards of Directors of the International Association of Official Human Rights Agencies (IAOHRA) and the National Association of Human Rights Workers (NAHRW), Mar-2013

Effective Trial Presentations, Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association’s (MWELA), Feb-2013

Whistleblower Protections for Human Resources Professionals, Professionals in Human Resources Association (PIHRA), Jan-2013

The Dynamics of Employment Litigation in Federal Court: A View from the Bench and the Bar, The Bar Association of Montgomery County, Maryland, Jan-2013

Maximizing Damages At Trial: Practice Pointers From Successful Trial Attorneys, National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA), Dec-2012

The Role of HR and Whistleblower Protections, PIHRA, Nov-2012

Blowing the Whistle in 2012: Hot topics in Qui Tam Litigation, Federal Bar Association, District of Columbia Chapter, Nov-2012

Changing Currents in Employment Law, DCBAR Continuing Legal Education, Oct-2012

Served as Faculty Chair, DCBAR Continuing Legal Education, Oct-2012

Age Discrimination in Employment, International Association of Official Human Rights Agencies (IAOHRA), Aug-2012

Drafting and Negotiating Executive Employment Agreements, DCBAR Continuing Legal Education, Jun-2012

Recent Developments in Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Whistleblower Rules: Opportunities and Risks, DCBAR Continuing Legal Education, Apr-2012

Blowing the Whistle in 2012: New Developments in Qui Tam Litigation, Federal Bar Association, Northern Virginia Chapter, Mar-2012

Qui Tam Cases – How do You Handle Them, The American Association for Justice, Jul-2011

Representing Whistleblowers Under the False Claims Act, National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA), Jul-2011

Gaps in Age Discrimination Protections under Federal and Virginia Employment Law, Alexandria Human Rights Commission, Jun-2011

Overview of the Purpose and Intent of FLSA and OSHA, American University Washington College of Law, Apr-2011

The Opening Statement at Trial, Setting the Stage, National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA), Mar-2011

Impact Of Economy On Older Workers, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity, Nov-2010

Damages In Employment Actions, DCBAR Continuing Legal Education, Oct-2010

Discovery Strategies and Challenges in Leave & Disability Cases, National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA), Oct-2010

Discovery Strategies and Challenges in Leave and Disability Cases, National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA), Jul-2010

Use of Focus Groups Without Breaking the Bank, National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA), Jun-2010

Fundamentals of Employment Law: Establishing the Employment Relationship, DCBAR Continuing Legal Education, Jun-2010

Pregnancy and Parenthood: Advising Employers and Employees on Their Rights and Responsibilities, DCBAR Continuing Legal Education, May-2010

Anti-Retaliation Provision of the False Claims Act, §3730(h), Maryland Trial Lawyers Association, Apr-2010

Qui Tam Cases, Maryland Association for Justice, Apr-2010

Recent Amendments to Federal Whistleblower Statutes, The Bar Association of Montgomery County, Maryland, Apr-2010

Effectively Using Structured Settlements in Executive Compensation, Whistleblower Claims, and Other Employment Disputes, Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association (MWELA), Jan-2010

Fundamentals of Employment Law Series, DCBAR Continuing Legal Education, Oct-2010

Changing Currents in Employment Law: Recent Developments Update, DCBAR Continuing Legal Education, Jun-2009

The Use of Technology at Trial – Using Technology to Demonstrate Expertise, Better Service Clients, and Attract New Business, DCBAR Continuing Legal Education, May-2009

Litigating Under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, DCBAR Continuing Legal Education, Apr-2009

Identifying Hidden Bias: Pleading and Proving Unlawful Gender Stereotyping, Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association (MWELA), Mar-2009

Litigating Successfully under the Equal Pay Act: Lessons Learned from Murtagh-Cooke v. NTSB, Metropolitan Employment Lawyers Association CLE, Jan-2009

Severance Agreements, Executive Compensation, and Employment Contract Litigation, DCBAR, Jan-2009

Maryland Whistleblower Laws, The Bar Association of Montgomery County, Maryland, Nov-2008

Knowing Your Legal Rights, Lockheed Martin, Sep-2008

Punitive Damages – How to Get Them and Keep Them, Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association (MWELA), Apr-2008

The Nuts and Bolts of Litigating Disability Discrimination Cases, DCBAR Continuing Legal Education, May-2008

Understanding the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act,, DCBAR Continuing Legal Education, May-2005

Firm News

TELG Whistleblower Client Wins Settlement in Sleep Clinic Fraud Case

TELG’s Oswald to Speak at DC Bar ‘Changing Currents’ Event

For Third Year in Row, ‘Best Lawyers’ Honors Two TELG Principals

Super Lawyers Names Six TELG Attorneys to its 2014 List

Tom Harrington: Former TELG Law Clerk Is Now a Principal of Firm

U.S. News & Best Lawyers Name TELG to 2014 List of “Best Law Firms”

R. Scott Oswald Discusses Retaliation at Annual TAF Conference

R. Scott Oswald Is Panelist at NELA Whistleblower Seminar

R. Scott Oswald Leads Seminar on Employment Law

Lawyer Monthly Names TELG as Employment “Law Firm of the Year”

‘Best Lawyers’ Honors Two TELG Principals in 2014 List

Press Roundup: CCTV America Interviews TELG Principals About Edward Snowden

Press Roundup: Top Media Outlets Quote TELG’s Attorneys on NSA Leaker, IRS Scandal, Win for Firm’s Client

Law360 Quotes R. Scott Oswald on Corporate Whistleblower Policies

Super Lawyers Honors All Four TELG Principals for 2013

Reuters Quotes R. Scott Oswald in Report on IRS Whistleblower Hearing

Law360 Quotes R. Scott Oswald on Landmark Opinion in Wiest Case

TELG Managing Principal R. Scott Oswald Forecasts Strong Role for Whistleblowers in CFTC Oversight of Cross-Border Swaps

Employment Attorney R. Scott Oswald Participates in Conference on Dynamics of Employment Litigation in Federal Court

TELG Managing Principal R. Scott Oswald Publishes Article on IRS Whistleblower Rewards in The CPA Journal

Bloomberg Interviews TELG Managing Principal R. Scott Oswald on Age Discrimination Litigation in the Wake of Gross

Law360 Publishes Guest Column on USERRA Rights by TELG Principal Attorneys Adam Augustine Carter and R. Scott Oswald

Employment Attorney R. Scott Oswald Speaks on Maximizing Damages at Trial at MELA Conference

Testimonials

Client: Ms. Yolanda Bermudez

Yolanda Bermudez

Client: Ms. Tylia Worthington

Tylia Worthington

Client: Ms. Jacinthia Lawson

Jacinthia Lawson

Client: Ms. Deborah Smith

Deborah Smith

Client: TELG Client

"A superior level of expertise in a complex area of the law"

Also worked with this client:
Adam Augustine Carter   

Client: MB - Corporate executive

"Mr. Oswald is by far one of the best in his class at employment law."

Client: Corporate Executive

"Scott is a very knowledge and talented attorney."

Client: KP - Law enforcement Whistleblower

"Exceeded our expectations"

Client: JH - Food and Drug whistleblower.

"I appreciate his hard work and support"

Client: SS- Sox Whistleblower

"Above and beyond my expectations"

Client: Qui Tam Whistleblower

"Unsurpassed"

Client: DM-Federal Government Whistleblower

"His evaluation was 100% correct."

Also worked with this client:
Nicholas Woodfield   

Client: AH- Department of Defense Whistleblower

"Very fortunate"

Client: DR - DoD whistleblower

"Scott Oswald, the Managing Partner, is a consummate professional and an outstanding litigation attorney."

Client: D.M. - Federal government whistleblower

"Recommend without hesitation"

Also worked with this client:
Nicholas Woodfield   

Related Case:
Huang v. University of Virginia   

R. Scott Oswald

Managing Principal

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