Whistleblower CLE

The SBAA held a joint continuing legal education course with the Chicago Bar Association on April 12 entitled Insights on Whistleblower Practice: Learning from Serbia’s New Whistleblower Protection Law. The CLE focused on practical issues in litigating whistleblower cases and highlighted some of the similarities and differences between U.S and Serbian whistleblower protections.

Mike Leonard of LeonardMeyer LLP gave a presentation on the federal False Claims Act, while Robert Robertson of Robertson Duric spoke on criminal whistleblower investigations and police whistleblowers.

They were joined by a delegation from Serbia that included Bojan Vujacic, Higher Court Judge; Marijana Mravik, Judge, Basic Court in Pancevo; Radivoj Kacanski, Deputy Public Prosecutor, Novi Sad; Nikola Vukovic, Deputy Public Prosecutor, Novi Sad; and Snezana Duric, reporter, Pistaljka. Judge Mravik, one of the authors of the Serbian Whistleblower Protection Act, spoke about some of the aspects of the Serbian law.

The delegation’s visit was organized by the Council of International Programs Chicago and the congressional Open World Program. Pictured is the delegation with Maja Milovanovic, U.S. Embassy, Belgrade; Collins Fitzpatrick, Circuit Executive, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit; George Palamattam, Council of International Programs Chicago; and SBAA President Marko Duric