Jay Holland speaks at annual employment law conference

Joseph Greenwald & Laake principal attorney Jay Holland participated in a panel discussion with retired Court of Appeals Judge Harrell and retired Court of Special Appeals Judge Salmon during the Maryland Employment Lawyers Association Conference on Dec. 1. The conference took place at the Greenbelt Marriott Hotel in Greenbelt, Maryland.

The event’s focus was on presenting familiar employment law topics from the perspective of the bench, and it gave attendees the opportunity to mingle with fellow employment law practitioners. Aside from the panel, the lineup included both state and federal judges, as well as other participating jurists.

Jay Holland is a principal in JGL’s Civil Litigation Group, and the chair of the firm’s Labor, Employment and Qui Tam Whistleblower practice. He is a renowned employment and qui tam litigator known for taking on tough cases and achieving exceptional results.

Jay Holland speaks to Law360 regarding recent firing of NBC’s Matt Lauer for sexual misconduct allegations

Joseph Greenwald & Laake principal Jay Holland commented on a story about NBC’s recent firing of Matt Lauer on November 29 for Law360. Lauer, the former co-host of The Today Show, was fired after the network received allegations of workplace sexual misconduct on November 27.

The company’s actions came before these allegations were made public, making NBC one of the first companies to take this type of swift, preemptive action following allegations of this type. Jay spoke to Brandon Campbell about the accusations and about whether this type of swift action will be something that more companies do moving forward.

In the article, Jay said that Lauer’s firing is “notable for its apparent swiftness,” and that NBC “appears to be raising the bar for employers as it relates to swiftness of action.” However, Jay also noted reports that NBC “may have known about the allegations for quite some time.”

Jay Holland is a principal in JGL’s Civil Litigation Group, and the chair of the firm’s Labor, Employment and Qui Tam Whistleblower practice. He is a renowned employment and qui tam litigator known for taking on tough cases and achieving exceptional results.

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Maloney quoted in Maryland Daily Record Article regarding Schrader, Peters lawsuit

Joseph Greenwald & Laake principal attorney Timothy Maloney was quoted in a Maryland Daily Record article regarding the case of acting Health Secretary Dennis R. Schrader and former acting Planning Secretary Wendy W. Peters, and the constitutionality of budget language meant to prevent Republican Gov. Larry Hogan from paying them.

While Schrader has not been paid since July 1, Peters’ was transferred to a new position and began receiving a paycheck in late September.

Maloney represents both Schrader and Peters, and has asked Judge Ronald Silkworth to declare the language of the budget unconstitutional. In the article, he said that the use of budget language to limit recess appointments was a “usurpation of the governor’s power” and “opens the door to wholesale legislating in the budget without the checks and balances of an executive veto.”

Maloney said, “The Senate does not have the authority to limit recess appointments nor have the power to restrict paying recess appointments.”

Maloney is a preeminent trial lawyer who has obtained millions of dollars in recoveries for his clients in a wide variety of matters, including civil rights, employment discrimination, whistleblower actions and high-stakes business litigation. He is a committed advocate for the public good who has held leadership roles with many civic and charitable organizations.

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Timothy F. Maloney Presents Key Civil Litigation Cases of 2017

Principal Timothy F. Maloney recently lead a panel presentation on some of the most impactful appellate court decisions of 2017. Maloney focused on some of the prominent civil cases of the year, while other panelists covered topics such as criminal cases and legal insights. The presentation allowed attorneys and other members of the legal community a chance to network while discussing some of the most important appellate decisions of the year. The panel also featured Carrie Williams, from the attorney general’s office, and retired Judge Glenn Harrell.

Maloney is a preeminent trial lawyer who has obtained millions of dollars in recoveries for his clients in a wide variety of complex matters, including civil rights, employment discrimination, whistleblower actions and high-stakes business litigation. He is also a dedicated public servant. Most recently, Maloney was awarded for his help in chronicling the history of civil rights jurisprudence in “The March for Civil Rights and the United States District Court of Maryland.” The permanent exhibit is on display at the U.S. District Courthouse in Greenbelt, Maryland.

JGL sponsors and attends Community Foundation Annual Civic Leadership Awards

JGL attorneys Tim Maloney, Debora Fajer-Smith, Sally Presler McCash and Reza Golesorkhi attended the Annual Civic Leadership Awards event celebrated by The Community Foundation in Prince George’s County. The event was held at the MGM National Harbor Resort & Casino on Nov. 16. The awards event is one of the county’s premiere events, attended by over 300 local and regional luminaries each year. The Community Foundation in Prince George’s County mobilizes charitable giving in support of effective nonprofits working to close the socio-economic divide and provide opportunities.

JGL sponsored the event, which recognized the contributions of notable community leaders such as The Honorable Albert Turner of Carrollton Enterprises and Reverend Dr. Jonathan L. Weaver of the Greater Mt. Nebo AME Church. The event’s theme, Unity through Diversity, was a part of the event’s mission to share a vision of a promising future for the community, and to maintain viable neighborhoods throughout the county.

Timothy Maloney and JGL continue work on Sylvania W. Woods abuse cases

Joseph Greenwald & Laake and principal attorney Timothy Maloney are continuing to represent families who have filed civil suits following a child sex abuse scandal at Sylvania W. Woods Elementary School in Glenarden.

Deonte Carraway, a 24-year-old former teacher’s aide at the school, was sentenced to a 75-year federal prison sentence on 15 charges of child pornography. Simultaneously, he was sentenced to 100-years on 23 counts of child sex abuse and pornography by Prince George’s County Circuit Court on Sept. 28.

The Washington Post reports that the elementary school’s top administrators dismissed and ignored many student complaints of Carraway’s inappropriate behavior since he was originally hired in late 2014. Lawsuits filed by the firm assert that the school board and staff members are liable for emotional and physical injuries to the abused children, because their failure to report Carraway’s behavior created an unsafe school environment.

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Maloney is a preeminent trial lawyer who has obtained millions of dollars in recoveries for his clients in a wide variety of matters, including civil rights, employment discrimination, whistleblower actions and high-stakes business litigation. He is a committed advocate for the public good who has held leadership roles with many civic and charitable organizations.

Jay Holland and Veronica Nannis sponsor the 17th Annual TAFEF Conference and Awards Dinner

JGL principals Jay Holland and Veronica Nannis co-sponsored the 17th Annual Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund Conference and Awards Dinner from Nov. 1 to Nov. 3. Although longtime attendees, this marks the second year that the two have been co-sponsors of the invite-only conference, held at The Mayflower Hotel in downtown Washington D.C. This is the preeminent conference for whistleblower attorneys and sees attendees from across the nation.

The conference always focuses on  the False Claims Act  and whistleblowers. In addition to three days of educational workshops, the conference is a chance for attendees to network with and learn from one another.  Attendees included members of the Department of Justice and state Attorneys General offices, as well as prominent policy makers, federal agency attorneys, key subject matter experts, and members of the relators’ bar. With a strong and deep whistleblower practice, JGL had six members of the firm attend the conference.

Both Holland and Nannis have extensive experience with the False Claims Act and whistleblower law. Holland is chair of the firm’s Labor, Employment and Qui Tam Whistleblower practice, and Nannis has been representing employees with personal knowledge of health care fraud in particular for over 10 years. Holland and Nannis have both proven to be loyal allies and for their clients, as well as skillful courtroom advocates.

Jay Holland, JGL sponsor EveryMind at their Anniversary Gala

Firm principal Jay Holland and Joseph Greenwald & Laake were sponsors of EveryMind’s anniversary gala on Wednesday, Oct. 18. Formerly known as the Mental Health Association of Montgomery County, the organization celebrated 60 years of dedication to providing mental wellness resources and advocacy to individuals and communities.

The gala honored mental health champions, such as U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen and news anchor Doreen Gentzler of Changing Minds, News4’s campaign to shed light on mental health issues. Ten JGL attorneys attended the gala, including Reza Golesorkhi, Vijay Mani, Jerry Miller, Eleanor Hunt, Veronica Nannis, Jason Sarfati and Timothy Maloney.

EveryMind is dedicated to changing stigma surrounding mental health, while also providing mental wellness services. Everyone, from children to senior citizens, can benefit from the organization’s programs. Their initiatives include educational seminars for the general public and professionals, counseling services and a crisis hotline.

Keynote speaker Timothy Maloney celebrates Neal T. Conway’s dedication to Prince George’s County

Last Tuesday members of Prince George’s County and the Maryland legal community gathered to celebrate Neal T. Conway’s commitment to making justice accessible for all. The event included a keynote presentation by JGL principal Timothy F. Maloney and was attended by a dozen JGL team members.

Conway currently serves as the chief financial officer of Community Legal Services, a nonprofit organization based in Prince George’s County. He began working with the organization as an intake paralegal, before moving up the ladder to become executive director and eventually to his current board position.

Community Legal Services works directly with low income members of the Prince George’s community. They provide legal advice, representation and education regarding civil law at little or no cost.

Jay Holland tackles NFL employment rules in Law360

Holland supplied some insight on the employment rights of NFL players if his team, or the NFL, were to fire a player for “taking a knee?”  Could the player claim discrimination or retaliation under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act? Would the player have any success under the prohibition against retaliation under the National Labor Relations Act?  The answers hinge on whether the discrimination or retaliation was related to workplace conditions.

Jay Holland is the chair of Joseph Greenwald & Laake’s Labor, Employment and Qui Tam Whistleblower practice. He is a renowned employment and qui tam litigator known for taking on tough cases and achieving exceptional results.

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