More than thirty years ago Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto’s partners began advocating for whistleblowers.
Kohn, Kohn and Colapinto’s partners won major cases for whistleblowers before Congress enacted most of the modern whistleblower laws such as the False Claims Act, Whistleblower Protection, Dodd-Frank and Sarbanes-Oxley Acts. No other firm has been in the trenches for as long, and no other firm helped to mold and develop modern whistleblower protections than Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto. Talk to a whistleblower protection lawyer today.
KKC partner Stephen Kohn welcomes Sen. Charles Grassley to National Whistleblower Day 2019.
Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto’s track record for protecting whistleblowers, setting the national precedent and obtaining successful judgments is unparalleled. It has won cases against the most powerful corporate giants, the largest law firms and the most intransigent government agencies, including: Fannie Mae, the FBI, Arizona Public Service, Ashland Chemical Company, Morrison Knudsen Corp., the EPA, DuPont, B.F. Shaw Co., the Army Corps of Engineers, Texas Utilities, Southern California Edison, the Department of the Navy, the Department of Defense, Health and Human Services, the National Institutes of Health, J.P. Morgan Chase,Bristol Myers Squibb, Georgia Power Company, Halliburton/Brown & Root, Carolina Power & Light and many more.
Beyond winning historic whistleblower rewards and numerous retaliation cases for whistleblowers, KKC has created key precedents outlawing hush money, expanding the scope of protected activities, protecting constitutional protections for whistleblowers, obtaining the first protections ever afforded national security whistleblowers (at the FBI), creating protections for employees working as compliance officers or internal auditors, working with Congress to craft powerful modern whistleblower protections, and creating key precedents ensuring that whistleblowers obtain significant damages.
Federal Whistleblower Protection
Our firm is dedicated to federal whistleblower protection. William Sanjour worked for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for more than 25 years. Represented by Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto in Sanjour v. EPA, he challenged rules restricting EPA workers right to speak to environmental community groups.
After a 4-year battle, the court ordered a nationwide injunction upholding the First Amendment right of federal employees to criticize their agencies. Sanjour v. EPA now stands as a landmark decision preventing the government from silencing government employees criticizing the government and establishing First Amendment rights of federal employees to blow the whistle on their employer.
Mr. Sanjour was a guest on the Phil Donahue show in 1996, on a panel discussing the importance of whistleblowers in our society.
Our whistleblower attorneys have a proven track record of federal whistleblower protection. If you are a federal employee, and you are concerned that your constitutional rights have been violated, please contact us by completing our Contact Form.
Read our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Can Federal Employees “Blow the Whistle” Confidentially?
For more information, see our collection of caselaw pertaining to whistleblower protections under the First Amendment.
Frequently Asked Questions
Many of our clients are fully anonymous and confidential. We help whistleblowers use certain laws that protect their identity, such as the Dodd-Frank Act, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and laws covering tax evasion.
There are over 50 different federal laws covering federal, state, and private sector employees. Many of these laws provide for confidential or anonymous whistleblowing.
No, but…If you lawfully blow the whistle under a federal whistleblower protection law you cannot be fired. However, many whistleblowers are terminated and it is difficult to prove a retaliation case. It is best practice to contact an experienced whistleblower attorney before you make a disclosure.
It can be extremely difficult to navigate whistleblower laws. Whistleblower attorneys can help you find the best law to use and obtain the largest reward possible.
Yes. Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto represents many whistleblowers who reside inside or outside of the United States. Almost all of our international clients are confidential or anonymous