Todd Yoder - Whistleblower Associate Attorney

About Todd Yoder

Todd Yoder’s practice focuses on representing qui tam whistleblowers in both federal litigation and whistleblower reward programs. In 2020 Todd argued the precedent setting case of Barko v KBR before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, often regarded as the second most powerful court in the United States, behind the Supreme Court. Todd obtained a unanimous ruling on behalf of the whistleblower, and set nation-wide precedent limiting the ability of corporations to force whistleblowers (and other victims of employment discrimination) to pay exorbitant “costs” in lawsuits heard in federal court.

Todd specializes in representing qui tam relators in False Claims Act cases involving a wide range of industries, including healthcare, procurement, and set-aside government contracting. Additionally, Todd possesses vast experience in handling whistleblower claims reporting tax fraud, securities fraud, and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations with the whistleblower programs of the IRS and SEC. Todd takes extraordinary pride in helping his clients expose illegal conduct and ensuring all culpable parties are held responsible. He has been instrumental in securing both equitable and monetary victories for whistleblowers.

Before joining Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto as an associate in 2016, Todd had previously served as a law clerk for the National Whistleblower Center in 2014. He received his JD, cum laude, from the Georgetown University Law Center in 2016.

Harry "Hap" Barko
“Todd argued my case against KBR before one of the highest court’s in the land. He won. That says it all.”

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Dedicated to protecting whistleblowers, the National Whistleblower Center (NWC) and the National Whistleblower Legal Defense and Education Fund were founded by three experienced whistleblower-rights attorneys, Stephen M. Kohn, Michael D. Kohn and David K. Colapinto. All of the attorneys at Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto are dedicated to the mission of the NWC and the Fund and provide pro bono services through the law firm on behalf of whistleblowers.

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  • United States ex rel. Barko v. Halliburton Co., 2020 U.S. App. LEXIS 9615 (D.C. Cir. 2020) (argued) — On appeal before the D.C. Circuit, successfully overturned lower court ruling which taxed over $58,000 in e-discovery costs against whistleblower Harry Barko in his False Claims Act case against KBR. The decision set critical precedent in the D.C. Circuit which shields plaintiffs in whistleblower, civil rights, employment, and other cases from being obligated to pay defendants’ often massive e-discovery bills.
  • DC
  • Maryland
  • US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • US District Court for the District of Columbia
  • Georgetown University Law Center (2016)
  • B.A. Purdue University (2011)

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