Public Interest Law Fellowship

Public Interest Law Fellowship

Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto, LLP is a public-interest law firm that specializes in protecting whistleblowers.

We are seeking applications from students/recent law graduates who are interested in a one-year Fellowship in Public Interest Law upon graduation from law school.

KKC is a nationally recognized law firm, regularly rated as among the nation’s top whistleblower advocacy. Some of our nationally known clients include FBI agents who exposed weaknesses in US counterterrorism programs and within the FBI crime-lab, international bankers who reported billions of dollars in monies held in illegal offshore bank accounts, and employees of government contractors who disclosed fraud in taxpayer paid federal programs. The firm’s legal cases have set numerous court precedents expanding whistleblower protections.

In addition to the firm’s work as highly rated litigators, our attorneys are respected authors and public advocates who have written the leading books on whistleblower law, testified on behalf of whistleblowers before Congress, and regularly assisted Congress in drafting key whistleblower protection legislation, including provisions signed into law in the Dodd-Frank Act, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act.

Working one-on-one with KKC attorneys, our Legal Fellows learn what it takes to defend whistleblowers against powerful opponents. Legal Fellows are responsible for assisting in all aspects of case and law firm management. This includes having significant responsibility over ongoing cases, assisting in research and writing assignments, trial preparation, pre-trial discovery and other work normally assigned to associate attorneys and/or paralegals. In addition, Legal Fellows often assist with key public policy assignments that are part of the firm’s pro bono programs, designed to expand the scope of whistleblower protections. Legal Fellows are also asked to assist with the firm’s on-line programming, including assisting in the websites and blogs operated by the firm.

The Public Interest Law Fellowship position is a one-year full-time paid position, specifically designed for recent law school graduates.

The law firm is located in the historic Georgetown area of Washington, D.C.  The firm also performs significant pro bono work for the National Whistleblower Center. The Center’s website is located at

Fill out the Application Form to apply for a Public Interest Law Fellowship.