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Steve Kardell

Steve Kardell

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Steve Kardell litigates complex employment issues, including executive liability. He is the author of the authoritative treatise Whistleblower and Bounty Law and has developed corporate ethics programs for major multinational corporationsHe frequently lectures on whistleblower law and internal investigations at law schools and in continuing legal education courses. Attorney Kardell has distinguished himself in this field repeatedly. Representing compliance officers, general counsels, and all levels of corporate executive management.

For more than 35 years, Mr. Kardell has dedicated his practice to complex employment law issues with a focus on whistleblower law and corporate internal investigations. He routinely handles high-stakes Sarbanes-Oxley, Dodd-Frank and qui tam cases.  In 2010, attorney Kardell negotiated a $3.7 million Sarbanes-Oxley settlement, totaling the following monetary and non-monetary results: (monetary) client takeaway of $2,775,000 with a contingency fee of $925,000, and (non-monetary) secured major changes to corporate governance at a major Fortune 500 company. He has also represented a number of Wall Street whistleblowers who have disclosed improprieties that led to the financial markets implosion.

Attorney Steve Kardell’s determined advocacy has successfully guided many managers and executives through the dual challenges of a whistleblower suit and an internal investigation. Please contact us online or call us at 214-306-8045 to schedule an appointment at Steve’s office. For immediate response, text to 214.616.4654 or 972.946.6646.

Practice areas

• Whistleblower law

o Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX)

o Qui tam

o Healthcare, Mortgage fraud

• Corporate internal investigations

o Corporate ethics terminations

o Corporate board liability

o Employment contracts


• J.D., University of Houston, 1977

• B.A., University of Texas, 1973

• Board Certified in Labor & Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization

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