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.
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 Mae, the FBI, Arizona Public Service, Ashland Chemical Company, Morrison Knudsen Corp., the EPA, DuPont, B.F. Shaw Co., the Army Corps of Engineers, Texas Utilities, Southern California Edison, the Department of the Navy, the Department of Defense, Health and Human Services, the National Institutes of Health, J.P. Morgan Chase,Bristol Myers Squibb, Georgia Power Company, Halliburton/Brown & Root, Carolina 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 whistleblowers, obtaining the first protections ever afforded national security whistleblowers (at the FBI), creating protections for employees working as compliance officers or internal auditors, working with Congress to craft powerful modern whistleblower protections, and creating key precedents ensuring that whistleblowers obtain significant damages.