Retaliation or “adverse action” against brave individuals who speak out to protect the public interest is prohibited. Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto fights for whistleblowers who suffer retaliation for reporting fraud, waste, misconduct and violations of laws.
Kohn, Kohn and Colapinto is a whistleblower law firm that successfully advocated for whistleblowers who suffered retaliation at the Washington Area Metropolitan Transit Authority (WMATA), won the largest damage award ever obtained under the federal environment and nuclear whistleblower laws, and won reinstatement for the country’s highest-ranking nuclear whistleblower in U.S. history
Our success in this area is unparalleled. Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto has set precedents in cases establishing strict rules prohibiting settlement agreements restricting the right of employees to make reports to government regulators. Our whistleblower attorneys have advocated for key reforms protecting federal employees to be included in the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act and have recommended provisions that strengthened whistleblower protections for corporate employees to incorporated into the Dodd-Frank and Sarbanes Oxley Acts.
The purpose of whistleblower protection laws are to allow employees to stop, report, or testify about employer actions that are illegal, unhealthy, or violate specific public policies – without risking retaliation. The first step in reviewing a claim is to determine what statutes or common law actions may provide a remedy. A case may be covered under more than one whistleblower protection provision. Depending upon whom one works for and in which state one is employed, the nature and scope of whistleblower protections are varied. In addition to explicit whistleblower protection laws, employees may also be protected under traditional tort or contract law for damages resulting from retaliation for blowing the whistle.
If you have experienced retaliation and would like to know how Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto can help you with your case, please complete our Contact Form.
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September 19, 2019
Whistleblowers – friend or foe? How to assess and manage whistleblowers September 19, 2019 | Today, top whistleblower attorney Stephen […]
August 8, 2019
Stephen M. Kohn, partner at Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto, was featured in the National Law Journal today. The article, “DC Whistleblower […]
August 6, 2019
Leading whistleblower attorney Stephen M. Kohn was recently mentioned in a Russian newspaper covering the Danske Bank money laundering scandal. Kohn, a […]
July 29, 2019
Washington, D.C., July 29, 2019. In a precedent-setting decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, affirmed […]
July 16, 2019
The widely-read Italian newspaper, la Repubblica, recently featured Stephen M. Kohn, a partner at Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto, in an article […]
July 8, 2019
According to a July 4th report in the Financial Times, whistleblower attorney Stephen M. Kohn, partner at Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto, sent a […]
July 1, 2019
IRS whistleblower attorney Stephen M. Kohn, a partner at Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto, is featured in a Bloomberg Tax article today that highlights […]
May 20, 2019
National Law Journal named whistleblower rights firm, Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto, LLP, to its list of “Legal Leaders: Top Rated Lawyers 2019.” […]
May 17, 2019
Washington, D.C. May 17, 2019 – The premier U.S. investigative news show 60 Minutes will feature the captivating story of the Danske Bank money-laundering […]
March 1, 2019
The “IRS program is now working and working remarkably well,” a lawyer says. By Melanie Waddell | March 01, 2019 The Internal Revenue […]
The former CEO of Virginia-based defense contractor Atlantic Diving Supply (ADS Inc.), Luke Hilliard, has agreed to pay $20 million […]
A Swiss-based private bank involved in a tax evasion scheme reached an agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) […]
In a September 4, 2019 letter to U.S. Attorney General William Barr, Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA) voiced his concerns over a […]