The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act attorneys at Kohn, Kohn and Colapinto are committed to representing high-profile whistleblowers and engaging with international NGOs and responsive government officials, to combat corruption and promote transparency worldwide. All of the firm’s FCPA whistleblowers are anonymous, most of whom are non-U.S. citizens. KKC’s clients have reported a myriad of illegal activity including foreign bribery, international fraud, falsification of company records, market manipulation, and other securities and commodities violations and have hailed from every continent on earth, except for Antarctica.
In 2020, Kohn, Kohn and Colapinto and Athens-based Greek law firm, Pavlos K. Sarakis & Associates, jointly represented Greek whistleblowers who proved that the multinational Swiss-based pharmaceutical company Novartis paid millions in bribes to illegally market drugs in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Novartis was required to pay over $300 million in sanctions and fines to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”). This is just one of several examples of successful FCPA whistleblower cases Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto has fought and won.
If you know of an incident of foreign bribery or have witnessed any other type of FCPA violations, you could be entitled to receive an award of between 10 and 30 percent of the total amount recovered by the government if a successful enforcement action follows their disclosures. However, because there are unique issues related to international whistleblowers, and maintaining anonymity is crucial, you should contact one of our experienced whistleblower lawyers who have worked with international whistleblowers prior to taking any action.