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The Garcetti Trap: Police Department Whistleblowing

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.

By |2020-08-07T15:09:43+00:00July 28th, 2020|Panels|0 Comments

International Whistleblowing

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.

By |2020-07-28T16:33:30+00:00July 28th, 2020|Panels|0 Comments

How to Get a Jury Trial as a Federal Employee

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.

By |2020-07-28T16:31:12+00:00July 28th, 2020|Panels|0 Comments

The Story Behind National Whistleblower Day

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.

By |2020-07-28T16:27:19+00:00July 28th, 2020|Panels|0 Comments

Being a Whistleblower Lawyer

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.

By |2020-07-28T16:23:46+00:00July 28th, 2020|Panels|0 Comments

OSHA Whistleblowers and COVID-19

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.

By |2020-07-28T16:11:00+00:00July 28th, 2020|Panels|0 Comments

National Whistleblower Day 2016 – Former FBI Director James Comey’s Remarks

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.

By |2020-07-10T22:29:29+00:00July 10th, 2020|Media|0 Comments
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