Release: Female Attorney, Promised Family-Friendly Workplace, Sues Large NY Firm for Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation

For immediate release Female Attorney, Promised Family-Friendly Workplace, Sues Large New York Firm for Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation Former Goldberg Segalla lawyer and mother punished for following firm practices, fired after protesting firm partner’s discrimination and harassment campaign August 31, 2016, New York, NY – Today, New York City-based law firm Reavis Parent Lehrer LLP filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court of the Southern District of New…

Read more

Morgan Stanley Motion to Dismiss Denied in Whistleblower Suit

For immediate release: Morgan Stanley Motion to Dismiss Denied in Whistleblower Suit Bank Must Face Dodd-Frank and Sarbanes-Oxley Claims for Firing Brokers in 2011 July 14, 2016, New York, NY – Yesterday, a judge in the United States District Court of the Southern District of New York denied Morgan Stanley’s Motion to Dismiss a $20 million suit brought by two former employees, Jamie Feldman-Boland and James Boland.  The Plaintiffs, a…

Read more

RPL Victory for Client Strategic Motion Ventures LLC

In a representation by Litigation Partner Lawrence Brocchini, Reavis Parent Lehrer LLP won a significant victory on behalf of client Strategic Motion Ventures, LLC (“SMV”) in a litigation against Overseas Pictures Inc. (“OPI”) arising out of complaints of alleged fraud and misrepresentation relating to OPI’s investment in SMV for the purposes of production of motion pictures. Justice Eileen Bransten of the New York State Supreme Court dismissed all six counts…

Read more

RPL Clients Oppose Morgan Stanley’s Motion to Dismiss Whistleblower Suit (Law360 Coverage)

February 22, 2016, New York, NY — On February 19, 2015, a lawyer for Morgan Stanley requested that a New York federal judge dismiss Feldman-Boland, et al. v. Morgan Stanley, et al. The suit, filed by Jaime Feldman-Boland and James Boland, who are represented by RPL Partner Alice K. Jump, alleges that plaintiffs were terminated as a result of their whistleblowing activities, including making complaints about Morgan Stanley’s sales practices…

Read more

RPL Raises over $15,000 for Landmark Marriage Equality Litigation

On Thursday, March 19, Reavis Parent Lehrer LLP and partner Alice K. Jump hosted a lunch to benefit the plaintiffs in DeBoer v. Snyder, the Michigan marriage equality case pending before the Supreme Court. This event raised over $15,000 for the National Marriage Challenge – the most successful individual fundraising event for this organization. Our special guests were Carole Stanyar, Counsel of Record for the plaintiffs, and the plaintiffs themselves,…

Read more

RPL Partner Mark H. Moore to Speak at EACC Event: Privacy in the Workplace

On Thursday morning, March 26, 2015, RPL Partner Mark H. Moore will be on a panel of speakers for a European American Chamber of Commerce event, “Privacy in the Workplace – What You Should Know.” Mark will discuss the monitoring and investigation of employees in the workplace, with an emphasis on the technology for doing so, and the federal statutes and common law principles relevant to workplace privacy. He will…

Read more

Second Circuit Reaffirms Expanded Definition of Protected Activity Under SOX Whistleblower Statute

This article was written by Alice K. Jump, a Partner in the Firm. For an employee to establish a whistleblowing claim under the Sarbanes Oxley Act of 2002 (“SOX”), the employee must show that (1) he or she engaged in a protected activity; (2) the employer knew that the employee was engaged in the protected activity; (3) the employee suffered an adverse employment action and (4) the protected activity was…

Read more

New York’s Court of Appeals Orders the Production of Source Code for Risk Analytics Software

This article was written by Mark H. Moore, a Partner in the Firm. New York’s Court of Appeals, in a recent decision, MSCI Inc. v. Jacob, ___ N.Y.3d __, __ N.Y.S.2d __, 2014 WL 4637883 (Sept. 18, 2014), ordered the production of a defendant software company’s latest versions of its source code for a risk analytics product.  The Court of Appeals carefully weighed the defendant company’s legitimate concern for confidentiality…

Read more

The U.S. Supreme Court Preserves the Efficient Market Presumption in Investors’ Class Actions

This Article was written by Mark H. Moore, a Partner in the Firm The Supreme Court, in its recent decision, Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc., ___ U.S. __, 2014 WL 2807181 (June 23, 2014), declined petitioner Halliburton’s invitation to put a quick end to class action lawsuits for investors seeking redress for securities fraud.  However, the Court, in a decision authored by Chief Justice John Roberts, raised…

Read more

Supreme Court Expands Whistleblower Protections

This article was written by Alice K. Jump, a partner with the Firm. In a major ruling under the whistleblower provisions of the Sarbanes Oxley Act (“SOX”), the Supreme Court, in a 6-3 decision, extended the statute’s anti-retaliation provisions to employers of privately held contractors or subcontractors who perform work for public companies.  The decision significantly expands the scope of SOX’s whistleblower protection and will likely generate more claims from employees…

Read more Leave a comment