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SEC Chairman and Labor Secretary Set to Speak at Historical Celebration of Whistleblowers

This week, members of Congress, agency leaders, and whistleblower advocates will gather in a virtual format to commemorate National Whistleblower Appreciation Day. In its seventh year, the annual celebration recognizes the many contributions of whistleblowers in combatting fraud in both the public and private sectors.

This year’s celebration, which will be held as a three-day event beginning on Wednesday, is set to be the largest gathering to mark the occasion in history. Over a dozen panels composed of over 60 speakers from around the world will share their insights into the state of whistleblower protections. In addition, over 140 whistleblowers will be recognized during the event.

Whistleblower attorneys from Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto (KKC) will be speaking at this year’s celebration of National Whistleblower Appreciation Day, as well as KKC clients Jane Turner (FBI) and Bradley Birkenfeld (UBS Bank).

Hosted by the National Whistleblower Center and co-sponsored by Whistleblower Network News and KKC, National Whistleblower Day 2021 will feature keynote addresses from SEC Chairman Gary Gensler, Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh, and Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA).Other speeches from members of Congress will include Sens. Ron Wyden (D-WI), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) of the Senate Whistleblower Protection Caucus, as well as Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-NY) and Representative Jackie Speier (D-CA), of the House Whistleblower Protection Caucus alongside Rep. John Garamendi (D-CA).

“This historical three-day event will demonstrate that whistleblowers are undoubtedly the number one source for deterring fraudsters and deserve the strongest protections possible. On July 30th, we celebrate those who chose truth over self and made the sacrifice in order to do what’s right,” said whistleblower attorney Stephen M. Kohn, partner at the whistleblower law firm of Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto.

Kohn also serves as the Chairman of the Board of the National Whistleblower Center.

Members of the media are encouraged to RSVP for National Whistleblower Day 2021 to receive a link to join the event. Watch the National Whistleblower Day 2021 trailer here.

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