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Public Interest Law Fellowship

Whistleblower Law Firm Seeks Public Interest Law Fellow

Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto, LLP is seeking applications from recent law graduates or attorneys with 1-3 years of experience for a one-year fellowship as our Public Interest Law Fellow.

KKC is a nationally recognized firm, regularly rated among the nation’s top for whistleblower advocacy. Our whistleblowers-clients have successful triggered enforcement actions against major corporate fraudsters (both in the United States and internationally). Numerous cases have resulted in billion-dollar sanctions at major national and international companies. The firm has developed a sub-specialty representing combatting international corruption. The firm’s cases have set numerous precedents expanding whistleblower protections.

Working one-on-one with our partners, our Fellows are engaging in litigation under highly successful whistleblower laws, including the Dodd-Frank Act, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Anti-Money Laundering Act, False Claims Act, Internal Revenue Code, and the Commodity and Securities Exchange Acts.

Legal Fellows are given considerable responsibility over cases, and will participate in all aspects of a case, from intake to final judgment. Tasks include research and writing, significant client interaction, case development and investigation, representing whistleblowers in confidential government investigations, and other work usually assigned to litigating counsel. In addition, Legal Fellows often assist with crucial public policy assignments that are part of the firm’s pro bono programs, such as meetings with Congressional staff or regulators designed to enhance existing laws or expand coverage. Fellows will have an opportunity to publish on issues related to whistleblower law.

The qualifications of a successful candidate are:

  • Dedication to protecting lawful disclosures of fraud, including international corruption.
  • improving whistleblower protections
  • Solid legal analysis and research and attention to detail
  • Superior written and oral communication

Information on KKC is located on its website located at www.kkc.com. KKC also works pro bono on advocacy programs coordinated by the National Whistleblower Center. See www.whistleblowers.org.

The Public Interest Law Fellowship position is a one-year full-time paid position. The salary range is $60-70K plus benefits. KKC’s office is in the DuPont Circle neighborhood of Washington, D.C.

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