April 13, 2018, Washington, D.C. As part of KKC’s mission of rooting out corporate fraud and foreign corruption, whistleblower attorney Michael Kohn, who is a KKC partner and President of the National Whistleblower Center, met with a delegation of representatives from India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. The visit was sponsored by the U.S. State Department to foster a better understanding of the use of U.S. whistleblower laws in combating foreign corrupt practices.
The presentation focused on how the False Claims Act, IRS Whistleblower law, and the Dodd-Frank financial fraud and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) whistleblower provisions are available to whistleblowers who live and work outside of the U.S. The presentation demonstrated the true global reach of U.S. whistleblower reward laws and how they can be utilized in countries that lack a meaningful alternative.
Issues discussed extended to the importance of allowing whistleblowers to proceed anonymously, the lack of meaningful intelligence community whistleblower provisions, how federal employee whistleblower protections work; and the critical importance of offering a whistleblower reward to incentivize reporting.
Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto is committed to working with international whistleblowers to combat bribery and offshore tax evasion and has represented foreign nationals in dozens of countries. Learn more about how KKC is Representing International Whistleblowers Pursuing Rewards under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. The New Whistleblower’s Handbook is a great guide to how these laws work and includes an “International Toolkit” explaining in detail how these laws work.