Whistleblower Law Firm Seeks Public Interest Law Fellow

Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto, LLP is a public-interest-oriented law firm dedicated to representing whistleblowers. Our Public Interest Law Fellowship is a one-year program designed for recent law school graduates who have passed the bar or have sat for a bar exam prior to September 2021.

KKC is consistently rated as one of the nation’s top whistleblower law firms. The firm has successfully litigated numerous precedent-setting cases that have expanded the reach of whistleblower protections and have triggered some of the largest fraud prosecutions.

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 assist Congress in drafting key whistleblower protection legislation.

Our Legal Fellows work one-on-one with KKC attorneys and experience what it is like to tackle powerful opponents. They represent qui tam whistleblowers in complex anti-fraud litigation and file anonymous and confidential whistleblower claims under the Dodd-Frank Act and tax laws. Legal Fellows are responsible for assisting in all aspects of a case. This responsibility includes having significant oversight of ongoing cases, assisting in research and writing assignments, trial preparation, pre-trial discovery, and other work usually assigned to associate attorneys or paralegals. In addition, Legal Fellows often assist with crucial public policy assignments that are part of the firm’s pro bono programs, designed to expand the scope of whistleblower protections. Legal Fellows assist with the firm’s online programming, including writing content for its websites and blogs.

The qualifications of a successful candidate are:

  • Dedication to protecting lawful disclosures of waste, fraud, and abuse and improving whistleblower protections
  • Solid legal analysis and research skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Superior writing ability

The Public Interest Law Fellowship position is a one-year full-time paid position. KKC’s office is in the DuPont Circle neighborhood of Washington, D.C. However, while Covid-19 restrictions are in place, the Fellow will be allowed to work remotely.

Application Process

Please fill out the application form on https://kkc.com/career-opportunities/application-form/.

A complete application will include a cover letter, resume, brief writing sample, law school transcript, and two references.

Starting Salary

$65,000 and benefits.


Kohn, Kohn and Colapinto, LLP is an equal opportunity employer and committed to ensuring that our workplaces are free from any form of discrimination or harassment. All hiring or selection decisions are in full compliance with the D.C. Human Rights Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and other laws prohibiting discrimination in employment. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply for all open positions and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, disability status, personal appearance, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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