Jeremy Goldstein Co-Chairs Fountain House Fall Fete

Jeremy Goldstein, a board member of Fountain House, co-chaired the 5th Annual Fall Fete of Fountain House on November 1, 2012. The purpose of the event was to show how Fountain House works to alleviate the stigma associated with mental illness.



Joining Goldstein as co-chairs were Byrdie Bell, Sarah Simmons Goldstein, Kathleen and Reha Kocatas, Jennifer Oken, Lil Phillips, Madeleine Potvin and Alexandre Desmarais, Katie Tozer, Kiliaen Van Rensselaer, and Katie Zorn.



One of the event’s highlights was the speech given by Goldstein on the Associates Scholarship Fund. He explained that the creation of this fund was due to the impact of Foundation House in the lives of people. The Associates Scholarship Fund awards two Fountain House members scholarships to assist them in their education.



Goldstein became part of Fountain House as a member of the Board of Directors in 2010. He graduated cum laude for his B.A. in Cornell University and went on to attend the University of Chicago where he earned his M.A. Goldstein also has a J.D. from the New York University School of Law. Aside from his work at Fountain House, he is also a partner at Jeremy L. Goldstein & Associates LLC, a law firm based in New York.



Fountain House was first established in New York to help people with mental illness integrate into society and lead fulfilled lives. It has four areas of focus: employment, health care, education, and homelessness. Around 1,600 members participate in Fountain House’s programs annually. Since it was established in 1948, Fountain House’s approach has been implemented in 30 other countries and 32 states.


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Whistleblower Programs Offer A Save Haven For Reporting

Whistleblowers are coming out in droves after the enactment of the Dodd-Frank Act — one of the most extensive and sweeping legislative tools to root out corruption in the banking industry.

The 2008 banking crisis exposed widespread corruption that nearly brought down an entire industry. Those who dared to speak out, did so at their own peril. There were no protections in place to help those who felt the need to report wrongdoings to the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC).

The office of Lubantan and Sucharow is a firm that offers whistleblower protection. In fact, it was one of the first firms in history to work primarily on whistleblower cases. Lubatan and Sucharow has a crack team of some of the most seasoned and professional attorneys in the state. Many of the team members formerly worked for the SEC to help prosecute corporations and individuals found guilty of securities violations.

Lead attorney Jordan C. Roberts, a former chief litigation counsel for the SEC, leads more than 100 attorneys, investigators, financial analysts and accountants. He is also responsible for drafting legislation and implementing rules and regulations.

A bonus of the Dodd-Frank Act is a financial incentive that compensates very well. Whistleblowers are entitled to receive anywhere from 10-30% payment on successful prosecutions that net at least $1 million in fines. Whistleblowers are also entitled to receive additional monies from other law enforcement entities under the same rules. Learn more:

“The financial payout has emboldened several individuals to report wrongdoings,” said Roberts. To those who criticize Roberts stance on financial incentives, he responded that many of the individuals who come forth put their own livelihood on the line. And it is only right that they receive something in return.

The Dodd-Frank Act also specifically supplies protection for those who choose to report. This means that whistleblowers cannot be subjected to harassment or termination.

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