The Garcetti Trap: Police Department Whistleblowing Noah Lapidus, the recipient of the 2020 Estelle S. Kohn Memorial Fellowship, awarded by the Northeastern University School of Law, a current legal fellow at KKC, describes the precedent set in Garcetti v. Ceballos, a case in which the Supreme Court ruled that public employees do not have a First Amendment protection for speech issued as part of their official duties. Lapidus discusses the availability of First Amendment protections for police whistleblowers since the Supreme Court’s disastrous Garcetti decision, and how whistleblowers can report police misconduct despite Garcetti restrictions.
IRS Tax Whistleblower Program – The Basics With A Focus On Offshore Accounts Dean Zerbe, a senior policy analyst for the National Whistleblower Center and expert in IRS whistleblower law, describes the IRS tax whistleblower program and how tax violations in offshore accounts can be reported.
International Whistleblowing KKC associate attorneys Maraya Best and Kelsey Condon are joined by journalist Mark Worth, the Executive Director, Whistleblowing International, to discuss international whistleblower protection laws and the global applicability of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and other U.S. whistleblower laws.
How to Get a Jury Trial as a Federal Employee Michael D. Kohn, a founding partner at KKC, describes the challenges faced by whistleblowers who work for the federal government and how to properly bring a complaint that leads to a jury trial when retaliation involves discrimination.
The Story Behind National Whistleblower Day Stephen M. Kohn retells the story of the nation’s first whistleblowers and the passage of the first whistleblower law in 1778, which he rediscovered during his original historical research for the New Whistleblower’s Handbook. Kohn will be introduced by FBI whistleblower Jane Turner.
Being a Whistleblower Lawyer Siri Nelson, the recipient of the 2019 Estelle S. Kohn Memorial Fellowship, awarded by the Northeastern University School of Law and a current legal fellow at KKC, interviews KKC founding partners Michael D. Kohn and Stephen M. Kohn about their experiences as whistleblower lawyers.
International Whistleblower Rights Program: South Korea’s Tax Whistleblower Reward Law Youjin Yoon, a law clerk at KKC, interviews Deputy Director and Delegate to IBFD Netherlands at the National Tax Service of Korea, Joohyun Baek, about Korea’s tax whistleblower law.
OSHA Whistleblowers and COVID-19 Stephen M. Kohn, a founding partner at KKC, interviews Professor and Former Dean at Northeastern University School of Law Emily Spieler about the whistleblower provisions of the Occupational and Health Safety Act (OSHA). Spieler, an expert on OSHA, discusses protections for whistleblowers in the age of COVID-19.
Senator James Lankford (R-OK) speaks at National Whistleblower Day 2019. Inspector General Michael Horowitz introduces.
On August 1, 2016, leaders from four federal agencies (the FBI, the Council on Inspectors General for Integrity and Efficiency, the Office of the Special Prosecutor, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration) came together to formally acknowledge the important contributions and sacrifices made by whistleblowers. The event kicked off with these remarks from then FBI Director James Comey.