This morning, Lloyd Chinn, co-Chair of Proskauer’s Whistleblowing & Retaliation Group, joined a distinguished panel, including Solicitor of Labor M. Patricia Smith, on a panel discussing the DOL’s recently expanded Whistleblower Protection Program and its recently modified procedures for investigating and adjudicating whistleblower claims.   The expert panel offered practical insights on litigating before the DOL and explored the considerations involved in deciding whether to invoke the “kick out” provisions that allow litigants to bring claims under DOL-enforced statutes in federal court.