Workplace Retaliation and Whistleblower Defense

While numerous federal and state statutes provide protections for employees who raise internal and/or external complaints regarding potential violations of the law, such claims can carry the risk of significant reputational and monetary injury for companies. Paul Hastings is here to help employers manage risks and navigate the challenges of responding to and defending against whistleblower claims.

Client Successes

  • Defended a pharmaceutical company in a series of False Claims Act retaliation claims brought by sales and finance employees alleging off-label promotions and other regulatory violations

  • Represented an industry-leading manufacturer in response to an SEC whistleblower claim of accounting improprieties in tandem with our Investigations and White Collar Defense practice

  • Defended a computer technology company in a Sarbanes-Oxley retaliation claim alleging financial fraud

A Unique Workplace Retaliation and Whistleblower Defense Practice

  • We advise on the development of effective internal complaint processes and provide training to in-house lawyers, compliance and human resources professionals, and managers regarding effective management of internal whistleblowers.

  • Our lawyers conduct confidential internal investigations of employee complaints and sensitive negotiations over whistleblower departures.

  • We successfully litigate retaliation and other related whistleblower claims through trials and appeals before state and federal tribunals.

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