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On January 5, 2016, Beranbaum Menken LLP filed a lawsuit in federal court against Viacom International Media Networks for its retaliatory firing of Nataki Williams, Vice President for Financial Planning and Analysis, after she spoke out against Viacom’s scheme to avoid paying US corporate taxes by transferring the licensing right of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles [...]

Southern District of New York holds that a complaint to the SEC is not necessary for a whistleblower to be protected from retaliation

The Dodd-Frank Act (DFA) potentially makes it very lucrative for an employee to blow the whistle on their employer’s violations of the securities laws, if the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recovers money on behalf of defrauded investors because of the whistleblower’s information. But the DFA’s protections against whistleblower retaliation are equally important – few [...]

Blowing the Whistle on Medicare/Medicaid Fraud in the Dermatology Industry

The False Claims Act allows certain kinds of whistleblowers to receive awards for helping collect government money that was companies obtained by fraud. One of the more common types of False Claims Act cases involve Medicare and Medicaid fraud in the health care industry, where health care providers “upcode,” i.e. they indicate that they used a [...]

NYLJ Article about BMBB’s Case, Anderson v. NYS

Today’s New York Law Journal published on its first page the following article about one of BMBB’s cases, Anderson v. New York State et al: New York state, in a motion for summary judgment filed last week, portrayed an attorney who sought $10 million damages for her firing by the First Department’s Departmental Disciplinary Committee [...]