About Todd Yoder
Todd Yoder’s practice focuses on representing qui tam whistleblowers in both federal litigation and whistleblower reward programs. In February 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 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.
“Todd argued my case against KBR before one of the highest court’s in the land. He won. That says it all.”
“Most law firms it really is all about billable hours. For these guys its all about the justice.”
“In my world, courage is spelled “KKC”. They go up against the most powerful adversaries and win.”
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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.
- 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.
- U.S. ex rel. Chepurko v. E-Biofuels, LLC, No. 1:14-cv-00377-TWP-MJD, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 76075 (S.D. Ind. Apr. 30, 2020) — Substantially assisted in securing a $69,610,999 summary judgment ruling in favor of the relator and United States for False Claims Act violations related to a massive fraudulent bio-diesel manufacturing scheme.
- DOJ Announces Four New False Claims Act Settlements
- United States Intervenes and Settles Qui Tam False Claims Act Case Against Compound Pharmacies for $426,000
- Reverse Mortgage Company Settles False Claims Act Probe for $2.47 Million
- D.C. Circuit Finds E-Discovery Costs Not Covered by Federal Taxation of Costs Statute
- Government Intervenes in Qui Tam False Claims Act Lawsuits Alleging Violations of the Anti-Kickback Statute Regarding Spinal Implant Devices
- Jury Verdict in Qui Tam False Claims Act Medicare Fraud Case Finds Nearly $11 Million in Damages
- DOJ Announces Initiative to Combat Substandard Care in Nursing Homes; Emphasizes Importance of Whistleblowers
- Tennessee-Based Health Services Company Settles FCA Case Alleging Medicaid Fraud For $9.5 Million
- Recent False Claims Act Settlements Show Critical Role of Whistleblowers In Combating Fraud
- False Claims Act Settlement Reached For Alleged L.A. Housing Discrimination
- Medicare Fraud Uncovered by Multiple Whistleblowers
- DOJ Intervenes in False Claims Act Case Against Defense Contractor Navistar Defense
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