Bassam Gergi

Bassam Gergi

Law Clerk

Bassam Gergi is a law clerk in the Labor and Employment Law Department.

Bassam holds a J.D. from Yale Law School, an M.Phil. in comparative government from the University of Oxford, and a B.A. in history, first-class honors, from King’s College, University of London. While at Yale, he was a member of the community and economic development clinic and the student director of the legislative advocacy clinic.

Prior to joining Proskauer, Bassam interned for then-U.S. Senator Barack Obama, and he later served as a staff assistant in the White House Office of Management and Budget.

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Tenth Circuit Reverses Grant of Summary Judgment on SOX Whistleblower Claim

On February 22, 2018, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a district court’s grant of summary judgment against Plaintiff who claimed that his employment was terminated in violation of the SOX whistleblower protection provision.  The court concluded that genuine issues of material fact existed as to whether Plaintiff actually believed that the complained-of conduct … Continue Reading

Seventh Circuit Affirms Grant of Summary Judgment on Terminated CEO’s SOX And DFA Claims

Last week, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals held that a terminated CEO’s complaints about his board of directors’ managerial decisions did not qualify as protected whistleblowing under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (“SOX”) nor under the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010 (“DFA”).  Verfuerth v. Orion Energy Sys., Inc., No. 16-3502, 2018 WL 359814 (7th Cir. … Continue Reading
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