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Kris D. Meade

Kris D. Meade

Kris D. Meade is a partner and co-chair of Crowell & Moring’s Labor and Employment Group. He counsels and represents employers in the full range of employment and traditional labor law matters, including individual and class action lawsuits filed under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, ERISA, and companion state statutes. Kris represents employers in connection with union organizing campaigns, collective bargaining, labor arbitrations, and unfair labor practice litigation.

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District Court finds SEC Regulation on Dodd-Frank Not Entitled To Deference on Whistleblower Protections

Posted in Dodd-Frank Act (Dodd-Frank), Whistleblower Retaliation
Another federal court has joined the Fifth Circuit on one side of a circuit court split, rejecting the SEC’s interpretation that a whistleblower need not report potential Dodd-Frank Act violations to the SEC to gain protection under the anti-retaliation provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act. Federal District judge Thomas A. Varlan of the Eastern District of… Continue Reading

“Watch List”: New Jersey Supreme Court Considers Appeal of Indictment of Whistleblower Who Stole Cache of Confidential Documents to Support Claims

Posted in State Whistleblower Laws
Employers and the plaintiff’s bar eagerly await the decision of the New Jersey Supreme Court after it recently heard oral argument in an appeal of the state’s indictment against Ivonne Saavedra for criminal theft after she took more than 300 documents to support her civil lawsuit under the New Jersey Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA).… Continue Reading