Whistleblower Protection

Working to Defend and Expand Whistleblower Protection Laws

More than thirty years ago Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto’s partners began advocating for whistleblowers. 

Kohn, Kohn and Colapinto’s attorneys won major cases for whistleblowers before Congress enacted most of the modern whistleblower laws such as the False Claims Act, Whistleblower Protection, Dodd-Frank and Sarbanes-Oxley Acts.  No other firm has been in the trenches for as long, and no other firm helped to mold and develop modern whistleblower protections than Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto.

KKC partner Stephen Kohn welcomes Sen. Charles Grassley to National Whistleblower Day 2019.

Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto’s track record for protecting whistleblowers, setting the national precedent and obtaining successful judgments is unparalleled.  It has won cases against the most powerful corporate giants, the largest law firms and the most intransigent government agencies, including: Fannie Maethe FBIArizona Public ServiceAshland Chemical Company, Morrison Knudsen Corp., the EPA, DuPont, B.F. Shaw Co., the Army Corps of EngineersTexas UtilitiesSouthern California Edisonthe Department of the Navy, the Department of DefenseHealth and Human Servicesthe National Institutes of Health, J.P. Morgan Chase,Bristol Myers SquibbGeorgia Power CompanyHalliburton/Brown & RootCarolina Power & Light and many more.

Beyond winning historic whistleblower rewards and numerous retaliation cases for whistleblowers, KKC has created key precedents outlawing hush money, expanding the scope of protected activities, protecting constitutional protections for whistleblowersobtaining the first protections ever afforded national security whistleblowers (at the FBI)creating protections for employees working as compliance officers or internal auditorsworking with Congress to craft powerful modern whistleblower protections, and creating key precedents ensuring that whistleblowers obtain significant damages.