Public Interest Law Fellowship

Nation’s Top Whistleblower Law Firm Seeks Public Interest Law Fellow

Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto, LLP is a public-interest law firm that specializes in protecting whistleblowers. We are seeking applications from recent law graduates or attorneys with 1-3 years of experience who are interested in a one-year fellowship in public interest law.

KKC is a nationally recognized law firm, regularly rated as among the nation’s top for whistleblower advocacy. Some of our nationally known clients include international bankers who reported billions of dollars in monies held in illegal offshore bank accounts and employees of government contractors who disclosed fraud in taxpayer paid federal programs. The firm’s legal cases have set numerous court precedents expanding whistleblower protections.

In addition to the firm’s work as highly rated litigators, our attorneys are respected authors and public advocates who have written the leading books on whistleblower law, testified on behalf of whistleblowers before Congress, and regularly assisted Congress in drafting key whistleblower protection legislation, including provisions signed into law in the Dodd-Frank Act, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act.

Working one-on-one with KKC attorneys, our Legal Fellows learn what it takes to defend whistleblowers against powerful opponents and represent qui tam relators in complex anti-fraud litigation. Legal Fellows are responsible for assisting in all aspects of case and law firm management. This includes having significant responsibility over ongoing cases, assisting in research and writing assignments, trial preparation, pre-trial discovery and other work normally assigned to associate attorneys and/or paralegals. In addition, Legal Fellows often assist with key public policy assignments that are part of the firm’s pro bono programs, designed to expand the scope of whistleblower protections. Legal Fellows are also asked to assist with the firm’s on-line programming, including assisting in writing content for websites and blogs operated by the firm.

The successful candidate will be dedicated to protecting lawful disclosures of waste, fraud and abuse and improving whistleblower protections with the following skills: strong legal analysis and research, attention to detail, and superior written and oral communication.

The Public Interest Law Fellowship position is a one-year full-time paid position. The salary range is $50-55K plus benefits. KKC’s office is in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington, D.C.

Application Process: Please submit a cover letter, resume, brief writing sample, law school transcript (if graduated within last 3 years) and two references to Mary Jane Wilmoth, Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto, LLP, at

$50-55K plus benefits. Negotiable depending on experience.

Whistleblower Attorneys

Stephen M. Kohn – Founding Partner

Michael D. Kohn – Founding Partner

David K. Colapinto – Founding Partner

Mary Jane Wilmoth – Managing Partner

Todd Yoder – Associate Attorney

Kelsey Condon – Associate Attorney

Maraya Best – Associate Attorney

Siri Nelson – Legal Fellow

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