Program - March 9, 2012

8:00 - 8:30

  Breakfast and Registration
Garrett Townes Auditorium, South Texas College of Law

8:30 - 8:40

  Welcoming Remarks
Don Guter, President, Dean, and Professor of Law, STCL

8:40 - 8:50   Introduction
Richard Carlson,
Professor of Law, STCL

8:50 - 9:20   Whistleblower Protections Under Federal Law
Dennis Duffy, Baker Botts L.L.P.

9:20 - 9:50   Trying a Sabine Pilot Wrongful Discharge Case
Ken Hughes, Hughes Roch L.L.P.

9:50 - 10:00   Break

10:00 - 10:30   Investigation of Employee Complaints of Wrongdoing
Teresa Valderrama, Jackson Lewis, and Elizabeth Ferrell, AT&T

10:30 - 11:00   The Texas Whistleblower Act
Teri Danish, Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.

11:00 - 11:30   Reflections of an Attorney Whistleblower
Jesselyn Radack, Government Accountability Project (GAP)

11:30 - 12:00   Lunch

12:00 - 1:30  

GAP’s American Whistleblower Tour: Essential Voices for Accountability
A moderated conversation with whistleblowers about their experiences disclosing serious matters of public concern.

Moderator: Jesselyn Radack (moderator; GAP)

Whistleblowers: Kenneth Kendrick(formerly of the Peanut Corporation America); Rick Piltz (formerly of the U.S. Climate Change Science Program)

1:30 - 1:40   Break

1:40 - 2:20   The Decision to Blow the Whistle—How Does One Decide?
Kimberly Kirkland, Professor of law, University of New Hampshire School of Law

2:20 - 3:00   States of Pay: Emerging Trends in Whistleblower Bounty Legislation
Geoffrey Rapp, Professor of Law, University of Toledo College of Law

3:00 - 3:40   Whistleblower Protections for Scientific and Laboratory Employees
Jarod Gonzalez, Professor of Law, Texas Tech School of Law

3:40 - 3:50   Break

3:50 - 4:30   Virtual Whistleblowing
Miriam Cherry, Professor of Law, Saint Louis University School of Law

4:30 - 5:10   Linking Detection and Prevention: How Behavioral Research Informs Policy Design
Orly Lobel, Professor of Law, University of San Diego School of Law

5:10 - 5:30   Conclusion
Richard Carlson, Professor of Law, STCL