With offices in Washington, D.C. and Michigan, DEMING PLLC has extensive experience representing executives, employees, witnesses, and victims in a variety of contexts. In particular, it has experience representing clients who are or have been whistleblowers.
DEMING PLLC has extensive experience representing and working with whistleblowers with federal and state officials in high profile matters as well as less visible matters. This includes making disclosures and pursuing claims under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) and the Dodd-Frank Act; making disclosures and pursuing claims through the Office of Special Counsel, and making disclosures to and working with inspector generals and Congressional committees. DEMING PLLC has also made disclosures with state attorney generals and dealt with state and local officials on a variety of matters dealing with a range of issues.
Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
On behalf of executives, employees, witnesses, and victims, DEMING PLLC has experience making disclosures and pursuing whistleblower claims with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) and the Dodd-Frank Act. Where appropriate, DEMING PLLC has made and coordinated related disclosures to the U.S. Department of Justice. This has extended to developing and making qui tam claims under the False Claims Act.
Whistleblower Claims Filed with OSHA
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is the federal agency chiefly responsible for investigating violations of numerous federal whistleblower statutes. It is also through the administrative law judges of the U.S. Department of Labor where most whistleblower claims are litigated. DEMING PLLC has developed a special expertise in developing and pursuing whistleblower claims before OSHA.
Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Whistleblower Claims
DEMING PLLC has successfully developed and brought claims under Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) before the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). In the course of bringing claims under SOX before OSHA, DEMING PLLC has engaged in litigation before administrative tribunals of the U.S. Department of Labor in seeking enforcement of favorable findings on behalf of whistleblowers.
Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Claims
DEMING PLLC has experience bringing claims, including blacklisting claims, under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). In pursuing FSMA claims, it has dealt with investigators with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). DEMING PLLC understands the nuances associated with whistleblower claims that may be brought under FSMA.
DEMING PLLC has had success in bringing questionable conduct on behalf of whistleblowers to the attention of Inspector Generals at federal agencies. It has represented whistleblowers in conjunction with Congressional Committees and their staffs, the Office of Special Counsel, and the Congressional Accountability Act. DEMING PLLC representations have also extended to representations of federal employees subject to EEO violations..