Jason Zuckerman litigates whistleblower retaliation, qui tam, wrongful discharge, discrimination, non-compete, and other employment-related claims. Recently Zuckerman served as Senior Legal Advisor to the Special Counsel at the U.S. Office of Special Counsel, the federal agency charged with protecting whistleblowers in the federal government. In addition, Zuckerman served on the Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee, which makes recommendations to the Secretary of Labor to improve the fairness, efficiency, effectiveness, and transparency of OSHA's administration of whistleblower protections.
Zuckerman is rated 10 out of 10 by Avvo and was recognized by Washingtonian Magazine as a "Top Whistleblower Lawyer" in 2007 and 2009 and selected by his peers to be included in The Best Lawyers in America® in the category of employment law (2011 and 2012), and in SuperLawyers (2012). He has lectured extensively on whistleblower law and employment law, especially on Dodd-Frank, Sarbanes-Oxley and False Claims Act actions, and has written several articles on whistleblower protections. Mr. Zuckerman co-authored a chapter on litigating whistleblower cases for Whistleblowing: The Law of Retaliatory Discharge and drafted a chapter on the D.C. Whistleblower Protection Act for theD.C. Practice.
He serves as Co-Chair of the Whistleblower Subcommittee of the ABA Labor and Employment Section’s Employee Rights and Responsibilities Committee and served as Co-Chair of the Sarbanes-Oxley Subcommittee of the Fair Labor Standards Legislation Committee of the American Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section, Co-Chair of the Whistleblower Committee of the District of Columbia Bar's Labor and Employment Section, and Co-Chair of the National Employment Lawyers Association's Whistleblower Committee.
Zuckerman is frequently quoted by leading business and legal periodicals, including Wall Street Journal Financial Times, The National Law Journal, BNA's Daily Labor Report, Investment Adviser Week, Human Resources Executive Online, HR Magazine, TaxAnalysts, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Houston Chronicle, HR News, New Jersey Law Journal, cyberFEDS, HR Executive, Workforce Management, CCH’s Labor and Employment Law, Law360 and other print and electronic media.
Zuckerman graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude from Georgetown University and received his law degree from the University of Virginia, where he served as Articles Editor of the Virginia Journal of Law and Technology. In law school, he received the University of Virginia School of Law's Pro Bono Award for his advocacy on behalf of prison inmates and mentally disabled individuals and helped establish a successful pro bono program that encourages students to volunteer a minimum of 150 hours of pro bono service during law school.
He is admitted to practice before the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia bars, the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second, Fourth, and Federal Circuits, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, and the United States District Court for the District of Maryland.