Litigation of Whistleblowing, Retaliation and CEPA 2024

Date: Jun 18, 2024 9:00 a.m. – 12:35 p.m.

Location: Online

Member Price: $177

Non-Member Price: $209

Section Price: $157

Event Code: I005924

Areas of Law: Labor & Employment

Earn up to 4 credits! (More Information)




Martin W. Aron, Esq.
Jackson Lewis P.C., Berkeley Heights


James E. Burden, Esq.
McClure Burden LLC, Verona
David Colapinto, Esq.
National Whistleblower Center, Washington
Mary T. Costigan, Esq., CIPP/US
Jackson Lewis P.C, Berkeley Heights
Yvette Gibbons, Esq.
Past President, Essex County Bar Association
Employment Compliance Strategies, LLC, South Orange
Jed L. Marcus, Esq.
Marcus ADR Services LLC, Morris Plains

Whistleblowing and retaliation cases pose significant challenges in employment litigation, potentially exposing companies to substantial liabilities and divulging confidential information. New Jersey's Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA) stands as one of the nation's broadest whistleblower statutes, offering protection to employees who reasonably believe their employer violates laws or public policies. Our panel of leading employment lawyers will provide updates on recent cases and developments in this area, along with litigation strategies for both plaintiffs and defense attorneys. Secure your spot for essential insights and answers to your toughest questions today!

Program Agenda:

  • 9:00 | Overview - Martin W. Aron, Esq.
  • 9:05 | Whistleblowing and Retaliation Overview - David Colapinto, Esq. 
  • 9:45 | CEPA Update - James E. Burden, Esq.
  • 10:15 | Compliance/Investigations 
  • 10:45 | Data Privacy/GDPR Updates - Mary T. Costigan, Esq., CIPP/US
  • 11:15 | Break
  • 11:25 | Mediation and Arbitration - Yvette Gibbons, Esq. and Jed L. Marcus, Esq.
  • 12:15 | Concluding Remarks - Martin W. Aron, Esq.
  • 12:20 | Questions and Answers/ Panel Discussion 
  • 12:35 | Adjourn

CLE Credits
NJ CLE:NJ CLE information: This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 4 hours of total CLE credit (Full Credits Available: NJ Civil Trial Attorney Credit: 4.0, NJ General: 4.0).
NY CLE (t&nt):NY Professional Practice Non-Transitional: 4.0
PA CLE:PA Substantive Credit: 3.0
New: No PACLE fee is required for this program. To earn PA CLE credits, a valid PA Bar ID number must be entered into the CLE form provided after attending the program.

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