Jerry Martin

Jerry Martin focuses his practice on complex litigation. He represents whistleblowers in qui tam actions brought under the False Claims Act, investors in security fraud class actions, and employees in wage and hour collective and class actions. Jerry also maintains a white-collar defence practice and handles disputes for individuals and businesses.

As a former United States Attorney in the Middle District of Tennessee, appointed by President Barack Obama and unanimously confirmed by the United States Senate, Jerry is well suited to represent whistleblowers who have uncovered fraud against the government. During his tenure as U.S. Attorney, Jerry oversaw the prosecution and dismantling of some of the region’s most violent gangs, led the effort to hold health care companies accountable to taxpayers by ramping up civil enforcement under the False Claims Act, and increased the office’s prosecution of white collar criminals. Jerry co-chaired the Attorney General’s Health Care Fraud Working Group and participated in setting the Department’s priorities and objectives to protect the federal government’s enormous interest in the integrity of the Medicare and Medicaid programs.

With his background as U.S. Attorney, experience in handling complex litigation matters, and expertise in employment law, Jerry is ideally suited to represent whistleblowers.

Firm Overview:

We represent people of all walks of life who have challenging and complex legal problems. The success we have had on behalf of our clients is tied directly to the deep personal satisfaction we get from taking on challenging cases on behalf of worthy causes. Simply put, we like what we do, and we often achieve incredible results.

Jean-Marc Albiol

Jean-Marc Albiol is our exclusively recommended Whistleblower Protection expert in France on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Jean-Marc directly using the contact details listed above.

Jean-Marc is the founding partner of Ogletree Deakins’ Paris office.

Jean-Marc Albiol is recognised of one of the predominant French labour expert. He is ranked at Chambers Europe 2019 as recognised expert, was recognised at the Client Choice Award in 2015 and 2016 where he was the exclusive winner in the Employment and benefit category for France. His main areas of expertise and intervention are collective bargaining, support for reorganisation and company transfers, social security law and collective and individual litigation with high stakes (whistleblower, discrimination). He fiercely defends its clients before all French labour law courts and Court of Appeal. He is a regular lecturer in labour law at the Master II DPRT of the University of Paris II, and is the author of numerous articles published in labour law journals on market issues. He regularly participates in national labour law conferences (the Assises du droit social, UIMM national days).

Why Choose Ogletree Deakins?

With one of the largest global client roster, Ogletree Deakins Paris office although created in Marc 2017, is the new French reference labour and employment firm, counting already 20 attorneys and in constant grow. The 4 partners and Paris team, all dedicated to French employment covers cover all aspects of this domain, focusing mainly on complex projects (mass redundancies, discrimination issues and complex litigations).

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Arpita Dutt

Arpita Dutt is our exclusively recommended Whistleblower Protection expert in England on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Arpita directly using the contact details listed above.

Arpita is a founding partner of City of London leading employment firm, BDBF. Reputed for its highly personal service and excellent outcomes in advising senior executives and businesses on employment law and HR, BDBF has consistently been top-ranked in The Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners publications. This specialist employment law team comprises 7 partners, 7 lawyers and a 6 person practice team.

Arpita has been described in Chambers & Partners as “one of the best negotiators around because she routinely gets settlements that are worth more than the cases”; the Legal 500 mirrored this by describing Arpita as an “excellent negotiator“. She has consistently been ranked as a leading lawyer in The Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners.

She was recognised as a “Hot 100” lawyer by “The Lawyer” magazine for her employment whistleblowing cases, who said that “Word-of-mouth has made her the go-to lawyer for consultant surgeons dismissed after unveiling cases of mismanagement affecting patient care“. Opponents have described her as the ”person they would least want to be against”.

Arpita Dutt is a trusted and seasoned employment litigator for individuals and businesses.

Career highlights include:

  • Advising several CEOs and managing directors from banks and hedge funds, law firm and private equity LLP members in successful severance negotiations involving complex issues and remuneration packages
  • Advising NHS Cardio-Thoracic Surgical Consultant, Mr Weerasinghe, in his successful career-loss dismissal, disability discrimination and whistleblowing claim against an NHS Trust, reported by BBC News and The Sunday Times leading to a 7 figure award.
  • Advising Professors and Clinical Academics facing career destabilising disciplinary allegations against leading Universities, some involving #MeToo allegations.
  • Advising businesses on managing complex negotiated exits and defending high-profile litigation

Arpita is a regular speaker at conferences and training events on employment law and diversity and inclusion, and a commentator on high profile whistleblowing and employment issues on the BBC, City AM, FT Ignites, The Times and in other publications.

Aaron Blumenthal

Aaron Blumenthal is our exclusively recommended Whistleblower Protection expert in California on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Aaron directly using the contact details listed above.

Aaron represents whistleblowers and consumers in class action lawsuits, with a special emphasis on data breach and privacy litigation. For example, Aaron represents victims of the Anthem data breach, which impacted the personal information of approximately 80 million people.

Aaron attended law school at the University of California at Berkeley, where he graduated Order of the Coif, the highest level of distinction. In law school, while working on consumer issues, Aaron wrote and published an article in the California Law Review recommending practical strategies for combating anti-consumer class action waivers.

Prior to law school, Aaron coached Public Forum debate, and was one of the winningest debate coaches in the nation. For his work as a research assistant in college, Aaron was acknowledged as a “statistical jack-of-all-trades.”

Firm Overview:

Girard Gibbs is a national law firm committed to protecting the rights of our clients who have been harmed by corporate misconduct. We represent individuals, whistleblowers, institutional clients and small businesses across the U.S. against the world’s largest corporations. Our attorneys have achieved landmark recoveries in high-stakes cases involving securities and pharmaceutical fraud, false advertising, privacy, personal injuries, and employment law violations.