March 20, 2017 – Firm partner Chris Jozwiak took part in a panel presentation to the Minnesota Chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association (Minnesota-NELA) on the False Claims Act. Chris joined a distinguished panel that included Chad Blumenfield, Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Minnesota, and Minnesota-NELA member, Susan Coler. The False Claims Act is a federal statute that is intended to incentivize whistleblowers to expose and end fraud on the federal government through qui tam actions. Topics in the presentation included the basic aspects of False Claims Act-qui tam claims, litigation strategies, and new and emerging trends in qui tam litigation.
Chris Jozwiak is a founding partner of Baillon Thome Jozwiak & Wanta LLP and frequently presents on topics concerning employment, whistleblower and consumer law. Chris is an MSBA certified employment law specialist and has been named a Rising Star and Super Lawyer by his peers. Chris represents clients in cases involving whistleblower retaliation, sexual harassment, wage and hour violations, reprisal, discrimination, and wrongful termination. He also represents employees and consumers in national class actions.
The National Employment Lawyers Association is the country’s largest association of lawyers that specialize in advocating for employee rights. Minnesota-NELA has over 100 members and hosts monthly educational meetings on a variety of issues concerning employment law, providing professional growth for its members and continuing the ongoing discussion centered around employee-employer relationships. The employment lawyers at Baillon Thome Jozwiak & Wanta LLP are long-standing members of Minnesota-NELA and regularly participate in the organization’s events, both locally and nationally. Firm partner Frances Baillon currently serves as president of Minnesota-NELA.
Baillon Thome Jozwiak & Wanta LLP is committed to protecting the rights of employees who have suffered job-related discrimination, harassment and retaliation. For questions about the firm, the False Claims Act or employment rights, contact Chris or any of our attorneys by clicking here or calling us at 612-252-3570.