McEldrew Young is a Philadelphia law firm representing SEC, CFTC, IRS and DOJ whistleblowers in cases involving corporate misconduct, securities fraud, tax evasion, health care fraud and employment retaliation. The firm also represents individuals in catastrophic personal injury litigation from medical malpractice, products defects and transportation accidents. McEldrew Young was founded by attorneys James J. McEldrew, III and Eric L. Young. To learn more, visit mceldrewyoung.com
Holland & Knight is a global law firm with more than 1,200 lawyers and other professionals in 27 offices throughout the world. Our lawyers provide representation in litigation, business, real estate and governmental law. Interdisciplinary practice groups and industry-based teams provide clients with access to attorneys throughout the firm, regardless of location.
Brandon J. Lauria is a whistleblower attorney and partner at McEldrew Young. Since the Dodd-Frank Act authorized the SEC and CFTC whistleblower programs in 2010, Brandon has represented whistleblowers in cases of securities fraud and whistleblower retaliation. Brandon and McEldrew Young represented whistleblowers providing information to the U.S. Government which resulted in a $54 million settlement under the False Claims Act in 2016. Brandon was also co-counsel to the first IRS whistleblower award under the mandatory whistleblower program.
Dean Schaner is a Houston litigation attorney with Holland & Knight who has practiced employment and labor law for more than 27 years. He represents employers in all aspects of unfair competition, discrimination, retaliation, whistleblower, Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), wrongful termination, and tort and contract claims arising out of employment relationships. Mr. Schaner has tried a wide variety of cases in both federal and state courts, including the successful defense of an energy company in a class action case in which plaintiffs sought $30 million in damages. He also advises clients on the risks and implications social media may have in the labor and employment arena.