Kenny Mendelsohn, the attorney representing Jay Palmer in his whistleblower lawsuit against Infosys, on Wednesday filed court documents that listed the witnesses he expects to present at trial, which is slated to begin in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama late next month.
Here’s the list of witnesses, most of whom will be very familiar to those of you who have followed the case in my blog:
- Jay Palmer, the plaintiff in the case.
- Mitch Allen, an attorney hired by Infosys as an independent counsel to investigate Palmer’s harassment and retaliation claims.
- Jeffrey Friedel, the Infosys in-house lawyer who advised Palmer to file the whistleblower complaint, and who admitted in internal email correspondence that Infosys needed to make changes to prevent misuse of B-1 visas. (See “Internal Changes Are Needed to Prevent Visa Misuse, Infosys Admitted.”)
- Paul Gottsegen, chief marketing officer at Infosys, who issued a statement in response to Palmer’s written testimony at a hearing last July of a Senate subcommittee for immigration reform, claiming that Palmer was lying for personal gain. Gottsegen later revealed under oath that his statement was crafted by Infosys lawyers. (See “Court Documents Reveal Infosys Lawyers Were Behind Effort to Discredit Whistleblower.”)
- Lynne Grant, an Infosys human resources manager who, according to the sworn testimony of former Infosys HR employee Stephanie Teasdale, admitted that Palmer was being truthful about B-1 visa misuse and other illegal activity, but cut off communication with him at the direction of the company. (See “Former Infosys HR Employee Implicates Key HR Manager in Visa Fraud Case.”)
- Nandita Gurjar, Infosys senior vice president and global head of human resources.
- Lisa Kidd, head of human resources, Americas region, at Infosys.
- Linda Manning, the second Infosys whistleblower. (See “Infosys Warns Shareholders After DHS Finds Rampant Non-Compliance.”)
- Marti Harrington, the third Infosys whistleblower. (See “Third Infosys Whistleblower Flags Illegal Workers at Client Site.”)
- Stephanie Teasdale, a former Infosys HR employee who disclosed in sworn testimony that Infosys HR manager Lynne Grant had admitted that Palmer’s accounts of B-1 visa fraud at Infosys were accurate and that he was being retaliated against. (See “Former Infosys HR Employee Implicates Key HR Manager in Visa Fraud Case.”)
- Infosys’ Corporate Representative (undesignated)
Mendelsohn also provided the following list of witnesses that would be called if the need arises:
- Department of Homeland Security Special Agent Ed Koranda and Department of State Special Agent Tim Forte, who led the U.S. government’s criminal investigation of Infosys.
- Sheriff John Williams, Sheriff of Lowndes County, Alabama, who kept watch on Palmer’s home after he received death threats. (See “Feds Offer Protection to Infosys Whistleblower Following Death Threats.”)
- Amanda Decker, an Infosys immigration contractor.
- Daphne Green, an Infosys immigration contractor.