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Big Win for Whistleblowers in Bipartisan Budget Act

Posted in Legislation, News, Politics, Tax Whistleblowers
Big Win for Whistleblowers in Bipartisan Budget ActCrippling Loopholes in the Tax and Wall Street Whistleblower Reward Laws are Closed WASHINGTON, D.C. | February 9, 2018—The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, approved today by the U.S. Congress, included two key whistleblower-rights amendments initially introduced by Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA). These amendments ensure that employees who blow the whistle on criminal tax fraudsters are covered under the IRS… Continue Reading

“State Out of the Union” performance this Wednesday

Posted in Events
The Zinn Education Project is sponsoring State Out of the Union, a performance about civil rights, immigration and education, this Wednesday, September 26, 2012, at Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW, Washington, DC (at V St.; use U St. Metrorail station). The performance features author Jeff Biggers, poet Henry Mills and vocalist Chude Mondlane in a skewering of Arizona’s… Continue Reading

Birkenfeld’s Attorney to Speak Tonight at DC Library

Posted in Events
You may have read about him in the Washington Post Style section today, heard him on NPR, or listened to him on Democracy Now! Tonight you can see Stephen M. Kohn in person at the West End Library in Washington, DC. The event begins at 7pm, and it is completely free and open to the public. Call your friends and… Continue Reading

Birkenfeld Press Conference

Posted in Events, Tax Whistleblowers
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NWC announces press conference tomorrow on IRS decision in Birkenfeld case

Posted in Events, International, Tax Whistleblowers
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued a decision in the whistleblower case of former UBS banker Bradley C. Birkenfeld. Mr. Birkenfeld’s brother, Douglas Birkenfeld, and his attorneys, Stephen M. Kohn and Dean A. Zerbe, will make statements at a National Whistleblowers Center press conference tomorrow, September 11, 2012, at 10:00am ET. The press conference will be held in the… Continue Reading

NWC Announces Seminar on New Whistleblower Laws

Posted in Department of Labor, Events
On Monday, July 16, 2012, the National Whistleblowers Center will host a 2-hour training seminar that covers new whistleblower laws and the special Department of Labor litigation process. These new laws cover millions of employees who blow the whistle on a wide variety of issues, so this training is absolutely essential for attorneys, journalists, community and union leaders, and anybody… Continue Reading

Occupy EPA Rallies for Whistleblowers

Posted in Events
Today’s Occupy EPA and NOW DC rally went off with a bang! An eclectic crowd of whistleblower supporters, environmental protectors, and Occupy supporters marched today starting from Franklin Square Park and ending at the EPA offices. Dr. Marsha Coleman-Adebayo, a member of the National Whistleblowers Center Board of Directors, enthusiastically led the rally. Following Dr. Coleman-Adebayo’s lead, the rally attendees… Continue Reading

Dr. Coleman-Adebayo on C-SPAN this weekend

Posted in Environmental Whistleblowers, Events
You can catch Dr. Coleman-Adebayo’s lecture at the Mid-Manhattan Library on C-Span/Book TV starting tomorrow. Called No FEAR: A Whistleblowers Triumph, the lecture draws on her book, NO FEAR: A Whistleblower’s Triumph Over Corruption and Retaliation at EPA.  You can read our coverage of her book signing here. C-SPAN will air Dr. Coleman-Adebayo’s lecture: Saturday, January 21st at 9:15am (ET)… Continue Reading

Occupy DC Rallies Tomorrow To Support Whistleblowers

Posted in Events
Protestors from a wide range of organizations led by Occupy DC, the No FEAR Coalition, the National Whistleblowers Center, net-We.org, Federal Alliance for Workplace Accountability, and others will demonstrate against the Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday, November 10 at noon. The demonstration will gather at noon at Freedom Plaza before proceeding to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to lay wreaths… Continue Reading

Prison employees to rally against retaliation

Posted in Events, Government Whistleblowers, National Security
Employees of the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) will rally today to speak out against retaliation for filing discrimination complaints. In July, the American Federation of Government (AFGE) Employees Council of Prison Locals called on Attorney General Eric Holder and the United States Congress in July to hold Bureau of Prisons (BOP) leadership accountable for failure to make changes to… Continue Reading

American Bar Association Holding Panel Discussion with OSC

Posted in Events
The American Bar Association (ABA) is holding a brown bag lunch panel with staff members from the Office of Special Counsel (OSC) on Thursday, November 3rd, from 12:00 pm-1:30 pm EST. The panel discussion will cover recent developments in Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) and Federal Circuit case law that impact whistleblowers. The panel will also discuss matters within OSC’s… Continue Reading

Oranges and Sunshine, a different kind of whistleblower story

Posted in Events, Government Whistleblowers, Images, National Security
Oranges and Sunshine is a new feature film scheduled for limited release this Friday, October 21, 2011. It is based on the book Empty Cradles by Margaret Humphreys (portrayed by Emily Watson), a social worker in Nottingham, England. Earlier in her career, it was her job to remove babies from loving parents. By 1986, she was leading a group therapy… Continue Reading

Dr. Marsha Coleman-Adebayo celebrates her NO FEAR book

Posted in Environmental Whistleblowers, Events, Government Whistleblowers, Images
Dr. Marsha Coleman-Adebayo (pictured with Rev. Walter E. Fauntroy) celebrated the release of her new book at Busboys and Poets last night. Her book is called, NO FEAR: A Whistleblower’s Triumph Over Corruption and Retaliation at EPA.  The event began with a short documentary film produced and directed by Tylon Washington and Shawna Glover. The film began with interviews in… Continue Reading

Busboys and Poets to Honor Former NWC Board Member, Howard Zinn

Posted in Events
Join NWC Executive Director Stephen M. Kohn at Busboys and Poets in Hyattsville, MD on Wednesday, September 21st to celebrate International Peace Day and dedicate the new Howard Zinn Room. The room will be dedicated in honor of the late Howard Zinn, historian and political activist. Perhaps best known for his work, A People’s History of the United States, he… Continue Reading

Whistleblower Center in NYC

Posted in Events
The NWC is preparing for a full day of whistleblower events in New York City today. Join the NWC staff and Executive Director Stephen M. Kohn at two events teaching the public about whistleblower rights and the latest whistleblower protection laws. First, come learn about the latest whistleblower provisions found in the Dodd-Frank Act, and how these rules can help… Continue Reading

NWC seminar on Dodd-Frank a huge success

Posted in Corporate Whistleblowers, Events, False Claims / Qui Tam, Legislation, Tax Whistleblowers
David Colapinto, Stephen Kohn, Sean McKessy and Michael Kohn. Yesterday, the National Whistleblowers Center (NWC) road trip of seminars came to Washington, DC, to spread the word about new opportunities for whistleblowers under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. “This was the best continuing legal education I’ve had in 17 years,” attorney Don McKenna told me. In… Continue Reading

Last Call for July 20th Whistleblower Seminar

Posted in Events
The NWC is gearing up for our special seminar tomorrow in Washington, D.C. at the Willard Intercontinental Hotel, entitled “The NEW Corporate Whistleblower Protections and Rewards Provisions.” The entire NWC staff and I are looking forward to attending this open discussion on the newest whistleblower protection laws, which is also available via conference call. We’re excited to offer you the… Continue Reading

Whistleblowers: From the American Revolution to WikiLeaks

Posted in Events
On July 25, 2011, one of the nation's leading whistleblower attorneys, Stephen M. Kohn, will share compelling insights from his newly-released book, The Whistleblower's Handbook: A Step-by-Step Guide to Doing What's Right and Protecting Yourself at the Mid-Manhattan New York Public Library. The author talk and book signing will be hosted by "Author @ the Library," from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.… Continue Reading