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Tax Court Denies IRS Motion for Reconsideration – Big Win Confirmed for Whistleblowers

The final decision keeps in place the landmark victory for whistleblowers by the Tax Court -- encompassing a broad definition of “collected proceeds” and holding that whistleblowers should receive an award based on all the dollars collected by the government due to the information they provide.

KKC Partner Weighs in on Trump Administration's Communications Policies

“The way these things are worded, the way they’ve come out, it isn’t clear that it is not intended to chill employee rights to raise concerns within the agency or to go to places where they’re legally allowed to go,” David Colapinto said.

University of Toronto to Host Panel on Canada’s Whistleblower Reward Program

Internationally recognized whistleblower attorney Stephen M. Kohn will participate as a panelist discussing “Rewarding Corporate Whistleblowers: Will this Improve Canadian Capital Markets?”

Whistleblower Group Urges Government Agencies to Implement Wildlife Whistleblower Reward Laws

Stephen M. Kohn, a partner in the law firm of Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto, LLP, said, "Today’s testimony outlines the urgent need for the four responsible agencies to incentivize Whistleblowers."


$3.4 Billion Recovered from Fraudsters $465 million paid in rewards   Washington D.C., January 12, 2017.  Today the Internal Revenue Service’s Whistleblower Office released its Annual Report documenting the progress of the tax whistleblower program.

KKC Partner Testifies at House Oversight Hearing

Bill Harmful to Whistleblower Reward Laws Subject of House Oversight Hearing

Huge Win for Whistleblowers with Unanimous Supreme Court Decision

Washington, D.C. December 6, 2016. An attempt by large government contractors and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to undermine the False Claims Act (FCA) was beaten back by whistleblower advocates. The U.S. Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision today in the case of State Farm Fire and Casualty Company v. U.S. ex rel. Rigsby ruling that breaches to the confidentiality (or seal) provision of a case brought under the FCA will not result in an automatic dismissal of the case.

Friend of Court Brief Filed in Support of FBI Whistleblower Fired after Reporting Improper Spending

On December 6, 2016, the National Whistleblower Center (NWC) filed an amicus curiae brief in a matter before the Department of Justice in support of FBI Whistleblower Darin Jones. In 2012, Jones reported an improper award of a $40 million contract and other improper procurement spending at the FBI. The FBI fired him from his position as a Supervisory Contract Specialist, which Jones alleges was done as an act of retaliation for his whistleblowing.

New Edition of Highly Acclaimed Whistleblower Book Scheduled for Early 2017

Internationally recognized whistleblower attorney Stephen M. Kohn is planning to release a fully updated version of The Whistleblower’s Handbook: A Step-by-Step Guide to Doing What’s Right and Protecting Yourself in early 2017.

Webinar: Whistleblowers on Illegal Wildlife Trade

On Thursday, November 17, 2016, Stephen M. Kohn will present a free webinar on the key role whistleblowers can play in preventing illegal wildlife trafficking.

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