Zuckerman Spaeder LLP

1800 M Street, NW
Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20036-5807, United States
Phone: 202.778.1800
Fax: 202.822.8106
Areas of Practice
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Class Action
  • Construction Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Health
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Real Estate
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
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Other U.S. Locations
  • D.C.
  • Florida
  • Maryland
  • New York
Number of Attorneys
50-100 Attorneys

If You Didn’t Report, You Can’t Retort: Supreme Court Limits Dodd-Frank Remedy to External Whistleblowers

Tell the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). That’s the message the United States Supreme Court sent to whistleblowers with its decision yesterday in Digital Realty Trust, Inc. v. Somers…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Securities Law

The Safety Net of Delaware

Companies want to attract talented leadership, and protections for officers and directors against lawsuits can be part of the total package. This is one reason why many businesses incorporate in Delaware—Delaware law provides…more
 /  Business Organizations, Business Torts, Insurance

Four Employment Law Issues to Watch in 2018

1. Does Title VII Protect Against Discrimination Based on Gender Identification or Sexual Orientation? The Supreme Court has not yet resolved whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act—which forbids discrimination in employment…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Rights, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law, Securities Law

Give Me One “Good Reason”: Employee Resignations and Severance

Tracy Chapman famously sang about needing “one reason to stay here.” But when severance is involved, employees may look for one reason to leave—one “Good Reason.”..…more
 /  Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

Where the Whistle Blows: Justices Express Doubt That Dodd-Frank Protection Shields Internal Whistleblowing

When Congress passed the Dodd-Frank Act in 2010, it bolstered protections for whistleblowers who report certain kinds of misconduct, such as violations of securities law. At the time, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act already provided many…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Securities Law

Segway Competitor Rolls Away from Former CEO’s Attempt to Force Arbitration

A party seeking to enforce a contract has to show mutual assent, also referred to as “a meeting of the minds.” In other words, both parties actually have to agree on the same thing. If the parties don’t agree, then a contract…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

Halloween Flashback: Our Scariest Stories for Employers

Ghosts, ghouls, and ghastly liability; the last is certainly enough to spook any employer. For this Halloween, we take a trip down Elm Street to revisit the most startling nightmares we’ve ever covered…more
 /  Civil Remedies, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Sales Representative Who Was Paid $900,000 Can Still Claim Violation of Overtime Law, Says Federal Court

Under federal law, employers must pay employees time-and-a-half if they work over 40 hours in a workweek, unless the employees are exempt from the overtime law. Employers don’t usually think of an employee who takes home…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Pro Wrestling Photo Not Enough to Pin Employer

An employer isn’t immune from a discrimination claim when an employee quits instead of being fired. An employee who quits can still bring a “constructive discharge” claim, arguing that his working conditions were intolerable and…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Swimming Pool Company’s Non-Compete Claim Takes a Dive

When a company believes that an employee has breached a non-compete agreement by going to work for a competitor, one remedy it can seek is a preliminary injunction. A preliminary injunction is meant to preserve the status quo in…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

Fifth Circuit Derails Reverse Discrimination Claims Against Amtrak

White male discontent has been a major media talking point since the presidential election, and even long before. This talking point has made its way into the workplace, where tech firms are now being targeted for allegedly…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Transportation

Commodity Futures Trading Commission Launches Cooperation Initiative

When investigating potential wrongdoing, government investigators have powerful tools that they can use to obtain information. As the U.S. Attorneys’ Manual explains, one such tool is the ability to enter into non-prosecution…more
 /  Criminal Law, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Supreme Court Will Decide Whether Internal Whistleblowers Can Bring Dodd-Frank Retaliation Claims

The Dodd-Frank Act, passed in 2010, includes a new cause of action for whistleblowers who claim that their employer retaliated against them for reporting wrongdoing. But it’s not yet certain whether a whistleblower who blew the…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Securities Law

Cardiac Arrest: A CEO’s Story of Criminal Jeopardy

When an executive becomes embroiled in a dispute with an employer, the executive tends to take it personally. And when the executive’s conflict is with the government, the executive’s sense of outrage ratchets up even more…more
 /  Business Organizations, Criminal Law, Labor & Employment Law

How Do You Prove Damages When Executives Breach A Non-Solicit Provision?

In 2011, a group of executives left Horizon Health Corporation for a competitor, Acadia, but they didn’t leave everything behind. Horizon’s president took a “massive, massive amount” of Horizon documents with him on an external…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law
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