Burr & Forman works with clients to develop and implement comprehensive risk management strategies to protect interests internally, before governmental agencies, and in court when necessary.

Passage of the False Claims Act, Sarbanes-Oxley, Dodd-Frank, and other legislation enabling whistleblowers to obtain a percentage of government fines and penalties have resulted in a significant increase in whistleblower and retaliation claims in recent years. Whistleblower claims brought by high level managers can frequently involve significant reputational attacks upon employers causing media relations distractions throughout the duration of the dispute.

Our team routinely assists clients who wish to proactively develop, implement, or revise policies and ancillary materials, including codes of conduct, training materials, and certificates of completion. Our attorneys frequently provide training for management or broader employee groups with the intended goals of early detection of potential claims and risk mitigation.

Expanded protections for whistleblowers in recent years has led to increased areas for compliance. Our experienced labor and employment attorneys utilize a multi-disciplinary approach to investigate whistleblower and retaliation claims by involving health care, corporate, white-collar crime, environmental, OSHA, and tax attorneys as needed.




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