The whistleblower attorneys at Kohn, Kohn and Colapinto are committed to working with FCPA whistleblowers, international NGOs and responsive government officials to combat corruption and promote transparency by using powerful tools, those contained in the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Although corruption is a significant problem in the United States, there are nations and regions where corruption is pervasive, and its corrosive impact on the public interest is devastating.
The whistleblower attorneys at Kohn, Kohn and Colapinto believe that the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act is currently the single most important legal tool enhancing international whistleblower protection. In 2010, as part of the Dodd-Frank Act, whistleblowers obtained protections for raising allegations of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations. As amended by the Dodd-Frank Act, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act’s power to protect whistleblowers and combat corruption is genuinely remarkable.
The law allows whistleblowers to receive an award between 10 and 30 percent of the total amount recovered by the government if a successful enforcement action follows their disclosures. The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act allows whistleblowers to file their claims anonymously in the U.S., thereby evading the threat of retaliation. Furthermore, the Dodd-Frank Act’s anti-retaliation provisions protect employees who work in the United States and blow the whistle on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations.
Currently the attorneys at Kohn, Kohn and Colapinto are representing many of the most important FCPA whistleblowers worldwide, including the whistleblowers from Greece who reported bribery by the Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis. All of the firm’s FCPA whistleblowers are anonymous, and most of whom are non-U.S. citizens. The whistleblower law firm’s clients have reported bribery, illegal frauds, falsification of company records, securities violations and commodity manipulations in every continent on earth, expect for Antarctica.