Have you ever watched The Dropout on Hulu? It’s about the rise and fall of Elizabeth Holmes and her company, Theranos, which sounds a lot like Thanos. Sadly, the Hulu show has nothing to do with the Marvel Universe or The Avengers, both of which are right in my wheelhouse.
Also, The Dropout does not involve any magical powers. At least, I think it doesn’t. Candidly, I didn’t watch every episode.
But Hulu’s series teaser does ask the provocative question: “How did the world’s youngest self-made female billionaire lose it all in the blink of an eye?”
Erika Cheung and Tyler Shultz had something to do with that. The two Theranos employees blew the whistle on fraudulent activity at the company and, in doing so, became the most famous whistleblowers in recent history.
So in the latest episode of the podcast, Working Class, my friend Omar A. Lopez (an employee rights attorney) and I use Theranos as a springboard to discuss whistleblowers, their rights, and how companies should prepare and respond. All the links to listen and subscribe are here.
Enjoy the podcast. Take it for what it’s worth (i.e., the most incredible lawyer sounds to ever touch your eardrums without offering legal advice or creating an attorney-client privilege). And let us know if you have any subjects you’d like us to cover in a future episode.