Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto has successfully represented clients who have experienced retaliation for engaging in the protected activity of reporting fraud or mismanagement.
Our track record for protecting whistleblowers, setting important national precedent and obtaining successful judgments is unparalleled. We have 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 rewards and numerous retaliation cases for whistleblowers, we have 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.
What We Do
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 contact us by completing our Consultation Request Form.