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- Fired for Taking the Fifth: Famous Firings in History
- A Fifth Amendment Right to Not Talk to Your Employer?
- Last Chance to Nominate Suits by Suits for the ABA Blawg 100!
- Employees Who Don’t Cooperate With Company Investigations Can Be Terminated for Cause
- Active Shooter Drill Backfires on Employer
- The Inbox – Spin It Your Way
- What Employers and Employees Need to Know About the Defend Trade Secrets Act
- “Some But Not All”: Delaware Court Awards Advancement to Former Officer, But Only for Part of a Case
- Employee’s Remote Storage of Employer Documents Results in Post-Termination Trouble
- The Clock is Ticking: Supreme Court Rules on Statute of Limitations for Constructive Discharge
- "Key Man" Provisions
- After-Acquired Evidence
- Age Discrimination
- Arbitration and ADR
- Breach of Contract
- Campaign Finance
- Change-in-Control Provisions
- Civil Litigation
- Data Security
- Dodd-Frank Act
- Equal Pay
- Executive Compensation
- Family Medical Leave
- Fiduciary Duties
- Fifth Amendment
- First Amendment
- Government Employers and Employees
- Indemnification and Advancement
- Intellectual Property
- Monthly Roundup
- Motions to Dismiss
- Noncompete Agreements
- Pregnancy Discrimination
- Preliminary Injunction
- Religious Discrimination
- Sarbanes-Oxley Act
- Section 1983
- Severance Agreements
- Social Media
- Statutes of limitations
- Summary Judgment
- Termination With or Without Cause
- The Basics
- The Inbox
- The Yates Memo
- Title VII
- Trade Secrets
- Vicarious Liability
- Wage and Hour
- White Collar Crime
- Workplace Conditions (Occupational Safety and Health)
- Wrongful Termination
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Zuckerman Spaeder Contributors
Graeme W. Bush is the former chairman of the Zuckerman Spaeder LLP Executive Committee and Partnership Board. He focuses on complex civil litigation and white collar criminal investigations and prosecutions.
Justin R. Cochran’s practice focuses on commercial litigation and white collar defense, including criminal and regulatory investigations and enforcement actions. His white collar criminal and government investigation practice includes representing corporate and individual clients in both state and federal government criminal and regulatory investigations and enforcement actions. Mr. Cochran has represented clients in federal actions involving conspiracy, bank fraud, aviation fraud, health care fraud, environmental crime, securities fraud, and tax fraud.
John J. Connolly represents individuals and business entities in civil litigation and appellate matters. He has represented plaintiffs and defendants in business torts, insurance coverage disputes, securities and consumer class actions, employment disputes, and a variety of common law contract and tort actions in federal and state courts. He focuses in particular on representing lawyers and law firms in legal malpractice claims, disciplinary proceedings, and ethical disputes.
Rachel F. Cotton practices in the areas of complex civil litigation and white collar criminal defense. Prior to joining Zuckerman Spaeder LLP, Ms. Cotton clerked for the Hon. Diana Gribbon Motz of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and the Hon. Henry H. Kennedy Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. She previously was an associate at Covington & Burling LLP.
Adam L. Fotiades represents companies and individuals in the areas of complex civil litigation and white collar criminal defense. Mr. Fotiades has experience representing clients involved in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) enforcement actions, government investigations, criminal prosecutions, and complex civil and business disputes.
Andrew N. Goldfarb is an experienced litigator whose practice focuses on food and drug law as well as plaintiff- and defense-side complex civil litigation. Prior to joining Zuckerman Spaeder, Mr. Goldfarb was a trial attorney for six years in U.S. Department of Justice.
Paul Hynes focuses his practice on civil and criminal tax matters. He represents clients before the civil examination and criminal investigations divisions of the IRS, and in litigation before the federal district courts, the federal appellate courts, and the U.S. Tax Court. In addition, Mr. Hynes has experience representing clients in a variety of other matters, including complex civil litigation, white collar criminal defense matters, congressional investigations, and legal ethics matters. Mr. Hynes also is the co-author of the Fifth Amendment treatise The Privilege of Silence: Fifth Amendment Protections against Self-Incrimination (2nd Ed. 2014).
Jason Knott, a partner in Zuckerman Spaeder’s Washington office, represents individuals and companies in civil litigation, white-collar criminal matters, and government investigations. Some of his favorite cases have been “Suits by Suits.”
Sara Alpert Lawson represents individual and institutional clients in criminal and civil litigation, and government investigations. She has significant experience defending corporate executives and their companies against allegations of fraud, in diverse fields and industries such as health care, home-building, mortgage-lending, international business, international trade, and finance. She also has represented clients in matters involving intellectual property protection and litigation. A former in-house general counsel, Ms. Lawson understands the balance between business and legal needs.
Ashley S. O’Neill is the Director of Legal Resources in Zuckerman Spaeder’s Washington, DC office. Ashley manages the firm’s staff attorneys and paralegals with a focus on e-discovery matters. She works with firm leadership in directing the business strategy of the firm.
Steven Salky primarily represents companies and individuals in white collar criminal cases, regulatory agency investigations, and civil litigation. He has extensive experience representing executives of financial services companies in securities fraud investigations and parallel class action cases.
Ellen D. Marcus, a trial lawyer based in Alexandria, Virginia, is a co-founder of Suits by Suits and a guest contributing editor. Ellen’s clients include company executives and other high-level employees. On behalf of these and other clients, Ellen has brought to a successful resolution cases involving trade secrets, allegations of contract interference and fiduciary duty violations, and disputes over severance, non-compete and non-solicitation agreements. In addition, Ellen frequently advises companies and executives on employment and separation agreements and assists in their negotiation and drafting.
Dr. Elizabeth Newlon is Vice President at NERA Economic Consulting. She has extensive expertise in applying economics and statistics to matters relating to labor and antitrust litigation. During her 10 years as an economic consultant and expert, she has produced many expert reports, directed numerous statistical analyses, and testified in court. In addition to her knowledge of economic and statistical analyses, she also has experience in building large and complex databases, developing and implementing surveys, and using independent modeling to check employers' payroll programming.