Christopher Bouriat

Christopher Bouriat

Associate

Christopher Bouriat is an associate in the Labor & Employment Law Department and a member of the Employment Litigation & Arbitration Group. His practice concentrates on defending employers in litigation in a variety of employment related matters, including claims involving discrimination and harassment, breach of contract, whistleblowing and retaliation, and restrictive covenants.

Chris has experience in managing all aspects of litigation, including taking and defending depositions, motion practice, oral arguments, and trials.

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S.D.N.Y. Dismisses SOX and Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Claims For Lack Of Protected Activity

On June 22, 2016, Judge Daniels of the Southern District of New York dismissed SOX and Dodd-Frank whistleblower claims, ruling that Plaintiff’s alleged internal complaints did not constitute protected activity, as they did not implicate securities laws, mail fraud, or wire fraud.  Diaz v. Transatlantic Reinsurance Co., No. 16-cv-1355.… Continue Reading

No Bounty For Purported Whistleblower Tipster

On May 31, 2016, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) issued an order upholding the SEC Claims Review Staff’s (“CRS”) Preliminary Determination denying a claim for a whistleblower award in connection with the enforcement action SEC v. CVS Caremark Corp.  Notice of Covered Action 2014-48 (“Covered Action”).  This order provides insight into a whistleblower … Continue Reading
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