Jason Zuckerman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in Washington, DC

Zuckerman Law
 | 1629 K St NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 202-262-8959
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012, 2015 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2001
Practice Areas:
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (40%),
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Civil Rights (20%)
Attorney Profile

Jason Zuckerman represents whistleblowers natiownide and protects the rights of employees living and working in and near the nation's capital, including the neighboring states of Maryland and Virginia. Today, Mr. Zuckerman has a reputation for zealously representing clients in a variety of employment-related cases, including those related to the following:

SEC whistleblower claims;

Sarbanes-Oxley Act corporate whistleblower protection;

Federal contractor whistleblower protection;

Sexual harassment; and

Glass ceiling discrimination.

Zuckerman has built a reputation as one of Washington's premier employment law attorneys. As a result, he has earned a number of honors and awards, including a "Superb" rating from Avvo and an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell. In addition, The Best Lawyers in America lists him among the country's top attorneys.

In addition to his effective advocacy for clients, he is active in several legal organizations to the strengthen the rights of whistleblowers, including the National Employment Lawyers Association and the Government Accountability Project.  He is a regularly requested guest speaker at legal events and a respected author on employment law-related topics.

AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Employment & Labor (40%): Employment Law - Employee, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment, Labor Law

Employment Litigation (40%): Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Employment Law - Employer

Civil Rights (20%): Race Discrimination

Focus Areas

Employment Law - Employee, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment, Labor Law, Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Employment Law - Employer, Race Discrimination

Selections

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Super Lawyers: 2012, 2015 - 2019

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White Papers

  • SEC Whistleblower Program: Tips from SEC Whistleblower Attorneys to Maximize an SEC Whistleblower Award (2017) - Zuckerman Law, one of the nation’s leading law firms representing whistleblowers in whistleblower rewards and whistleblower retaliation claims, has released a free eBook about the SEC’s Whistleblower Program. The SEC Whistleblower Program: Tips from SEC Whistleblower Attorneys to Maximize an SEC Whistleblower Award, which is available for download here, offers practical tips for whistleblowers and insights that the firm has gained in representing whistleblowers before the SEC. The rules implementing the SEC Whistleblower Program are complex and there are many potential pitfalls for whistleblowers.  Zuckerman Law is publishing the eBook to enable whistleblowers to quickly grasp the key facets of the SEC Whistleblower Program and highlight key steps that whistleblowers should take to increase the likelihood of recovering and maximizing an SEC whistleblower award.SEC Whistleblower Program: Tips from SEC Whistleblower Attorneys to Maximize an SEC Whistleblower Award is authored by Jason Zuckerman and Matthew Stock.  Zuckerman is a leading whistleblower lawyer whose cases have set precedent under various whistleblower protection laws.  He served as Senior Legal Advisor to the Special Counsel at the U.S. Office of Special Counsel, the federal agency charged with protecting whistleblowers, and served on the DOL’s Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee.  Stock is a licensed CPA, CFE, and former external auditor who has extensive experience representing whistleblowers under the SEC and IRS Whistleblower Programs. The whistleblower lawyers at Zuckerman Law have successfully represented whistleblowers before the SEC and in Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower retaliation cases.  The firm routinely works with whistleblowers nationwide and aboard to investigate and report a wide variety of fraudulent schemes, including:Accounting fraud;Investment and securities fraud;Foreign bribery and other FCPA violations;EB-5 investment fraud;Manipulation of a security’s price or volume;Fraudulent securities offerings and Ponzi schemes;Unregistered securities offerings;Investment adviser fraud;False or misleading statements about a company or investment; andInadequate internal controls. Since 2011, the SEC Whistleblower Office has received over 18,00 tips, some of which led to enforcement actions resulting in a total of over $584 million in sanctions (including more than $346 million in disgorgement and interest).  The SEC has paid more than $150 million in awards to whistleblowers.  In 2016 alone, the SEC awarded more than $57 million to whistleblowers. In the SEC Whistleblower Program: Tips from SEC Whistleblower Attorneys to Maximize an SEC Whistleblower Award, the whistleblower lawyers at Zuckerman Law share their experience gained from representing whistleblowers before the SEC and cover the following topics:Overview of the SEC Whistleblower ProgramWhat is the SEC Whistleblower Program? Can I submit an anonymous tip to the SEC Whistleblower Office? What employment protections are available for SEC whistleblowers? What violations qualify for an SEC whistleblower award? What are the largest SEC whistleblower awards?Whistleblowers Eligible for an AwardWho is an eligible SEC whistleblower? Can I submit a claim if I had involvement in the fraud or misconduct? Can I submit a tip if I agreed to a confidentiality provision in an employment/severance agreement? Can compliance personnel, auditors, officers or directors qualify for an SEC whistleblower award?Reporting to the SEC and Maximizing Award PercentageWhen is the best time to report the fraud or misconduct to the SEC? Do I have to report the violation to my company before reporting the violation to the SEC? Can I submit an SEC Whistleblower claim if the SEC already has an open investigation into the matter? How do I submit a tip to the SEC? What type of evidence should I provide to the SEC? What factors does the SEC consider when determining the amount of the award? Why should I choose the Zuckerman Law to represent me in my SEC whistleblower claim?After Reporting to the SECWhat happens after I submit a tip to the SEC? How long does it take to receive an SEC whistleblower award? Click here to download your free copy of the SEC Whistleblower Program: Tips from SEC Whistleblower Attorneys to Maximize an SEC Whistleblower Award. In addition to this new guide, the whistleblower attorneys at Zuckerman Law have authored several articles about whistleblower incentives and protections, including:Auditors’ and accountants’ guide to SEC whistleblower awards, Accounting Today (April 2017)Whistleblower Protections and Incentives for Auditors and Accountants, Accounting Today (May 2016)EB-5 Visa Scandal Underscores the Critical Role Whistleblowers Play in Exposing EB-5 Fraud, National Law Review (April 2017)SEC Whistleblower Program: Exposing Insider Trading, National Law Review (March 2017)5 Tips for SEC Whistleblowers and Lessons Learned from SEC Whistleblower Awards, National Law Review (March 2017)SEC Awards for Disclosures of Foreign Bribery or FCPA Violations, National Law Review (March 2017)Whistleblower Rewards and Bounties for Disclosures of Market Manipulation Schemes, National Law Review (February 2017)SEC Targeting Investment Adviser Fraud, National Law Review (February 2017)Compliance Personnel, Auditors, Officers and Directors Can Obtain SEC Whistleblower Awards, National Law Review (February 2017)SEC Whistleblower Program: What is the SEC Form TCR?, National Law Review (February 2017)Draining the Swap Requires Robust Whistleblower Protections and Incentives, Emory Corporate Governance and Accountability Review (January 2017)Tale of Two Whistleblowers: Lessons Learned from Today’s SEC Whistleblower Award, National Law Review (December 2016)Trump Administration Should Avoid Gutting SEC’s Remarkably Successful Whistleblower Reward Program, National Law Review (November 2016)Whistleblowers Help CFTC Obtain Record Penalties for Commodities Fraud, National Law Review (November 2016)Report Underscores Importance of Whistleblower Rewards and Protections for Internal Auditors, National Law Review (November 2016)

  • About Jason Zuckerman

    Admitted: 2001, Washington D.C.

    Professional Webpage: https://www.zuckermanlaw.com/attorneys-profile/jason-zuckerm...

    Honors/Awards:

    • Super Lawyers in the category of Labor and Employment Law, 2012 and 2015
    • The Best Lawyers in America® in the category of Employment Law, 2011-2015
    • Rated 10 out of 10 by Avvo
    • Top Whistleblower Lawyer, Washingtonian magazine, 2009
    • AV Preeminent® rating of 4.6 out of 5.0 by Martindale-Hubbell, 2014
    • Pro Bono Award, University of Virginia School of Law
    • Top Whistleblower Lawyer, Washingtonian magazine, 2007
    • Avvo Client's Choice Award, Wrongful Termination, 2014
    • Top Whistleblower Lawyer, Washingtonian magazine, 2015

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • OSHA Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee, 2012
    • United States District Court for the District of Columbia
    • Co-Chair, Whistleblower Committee of the District of Columbia Bar's Labor and Employment Section
    • Co-Chair of the Sarbanes-Oxley Subcommittee of the ABA Labor and Employment Fair Labor Standards Legislation Committe, 2010
    • Virginia
    • Maryland
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
    • United States District Court for the District of Maryland
    • Co-Chair of the National Employment Lawyers Association’s Whistleblower Committee, 2007
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
    • District of Columbia
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
    • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
    • Co-Chair of the Whistleblower Subcommittee of the ABA Labor and Employment Section’s Employee Rights and Responsibilities Committee, 2010
    • Member, Law 360’s Employment Editorial Advisory Board, 2009
    • United States Supreme Court

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Frequently quoted by leading business and legal periodicals, including Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Forbes, The National Law Journal, CFO, BNA's Daily Labor Report, The Washington Post, Investment Adviser Week, Fiscal Times, Human Resources Executive Online, HR Magazine, TaxAnalysts, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Houston Chronicle, HR News, New Jersey Law Journal, cyberFEDS, HR Executive, Washington Examiner, Workforce Management, ABA Journal, CCH's Labor and Employment Law, Law360 other print and electronic media

    Videos:

    • If you have original information about securities fraud, accounting fraud or foreign bribery, call the SEC whistleblower attorneys at Zuckerman Law to find out if you might be eligible for a SEC whistleblower award or SEC whistleblower bounty. To learn more about SEC whistleblower awards and whistleblower protections, call the SEC whistleblower attorneys at Zuckerman Law at 202-262-8959 or visit our website at www.zuckermanlaw.com. Attorney AdvertisingInformation in this video is provided and intended for general informational purposes only. The information herein is not offered as legal advice. Access to, or receipt of, information on this site is not intended to, and does not, create an attorney-client relationship with the Zuckerman Law Firm or any of its attorneys. No one should rely upon any information contained in this video without first seeking professional legal advice., SEC Whistleblower Rewards and Bounties, Finance, 2016
    • Whistleblower Rewards and Bounties, 2016
    • How Can a Whistleblower Get an Award from the SEC Whistleblower Program?, 2017

    Educational Background:

    • Georgetown University, Honors: Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude, 1996

    Industry Groups

    • Accountants
    • Attorneys
    • Auditors
    • Banking
    • Cybersecurity
    • DoD Contractors
    • Energy
    • Federal Contractors
    • Financial Services
    • Health Care
    • Pharmaceuticals
    Office Location for Jason Zuckerman

    1629 K St NW
    Suite 300
    Washington, DC 20006

    Phone: 202-262-8959

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    Last Updated: 11/27/2018

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