Federal Whistleblower Protection Law Enacted; Proposed and Advocated by Kotchen & Low

Dec. 23, 2020, Washington, DC – The President signed into law today the Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Act, which protects whistleblowers from retaliation for reporting criminal antitrust violations. Kotchen & Low LLP proposed the law in 2008, inspired by one of our clients, Martin McNulty, who was fired for reporting a market allocation scheme.  When we…


Kotchen & Low LLP Investigating Anti-Consumer Airline Practices

Sept. 26, 2019, Washington, DC – Kotchen & Low LLP is investigating potential overcharges of Air Passenger Duty on flights from the U.K. for children under 16. Although the duty expired March 1, 2016, some people have been charged since then. If you live in the United States, purchased a flight from the U.K. after…


Court Approves $11 Million Settlement of Age Discrimination Claims Against Google

Oakland, CA, Aug. 15, 2019 — Judge Freeman approved today the settlement of a collective action age discrimination lawsuit brought by Kotchen & Low LLP on behalf of 227 plaintiffs who asserted that Google discriminated against them when it rejected their applications for Site Reliability Engineer, Software Engineer, or Systems Engineer positions at Google in…


Class Action Accuses HCL of Employment Discrimination Against Non-South Asians

San Jose, CA, August 15, 2018 – Kotchen & Low LLP filed a complaint today on behalf of a proposed class of employees and applicants alleging that HCL discriminates against non-South Asians in hiring, promotions, and terminations. Plaintiffs allege that HCL discriminates against non-South Asians in four ways. First, HCL uses fraudulent H-1B visa applications…


Court Denies Google’s Motion for Decertification

Oakland, CA, August 1, 2018 — Judge Freeman issued an order today denying Google’s motion for decertification of the conditionally certified collective action in Heath & Fillekes v. Google LLC, No. 15-cv-01824 (N.D. Cal.). Plaintiffs, represented by Kotchen & Low LLP, allege age discrimination by Google in hiring in violation of the ADEA. Update: The…


Kotchen & Low Welcomes New Associate Amy Roller

Washington, DC, January 29, 2018 – Kotchen & Low LLP welcomes their newest associate, Amy M. Roller. Ms. Roller graduated with honors from George Washington University Law School, and received her undergraduate degree from Bucknell University. Before joining the firm, Ms. Roller served as a law clerk to the Honorable Arenda L. Wright Allen of…


Court Certifies Class Action Against Tata Consultancy Services for Alleged Discriminatory Terminations of Non-South Asians; Denies Summary Judgment

Oakland, CA, December 27, 2017 – Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers issued an order today permitting to be brought to trial on a class-wide basis claims brought by a group of former employees of Tata Consultancy Services who allege that they were discriminatorily benched and fired because of Tata’s alleged preference for Indians and other South…