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David K. Colapinto

Fund Trustee

David K. Colapinto is an attorney licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia and has served as a Trustee of the Fund since 1997.

A nationally recognized Qui Tam litigator, Colapinto is one of the founders of the National Whistleblower Center and serves as its General Counsel.   He specializes in Qui Tam/False Claims Act, Dodd-Frank Act, and IRS whistleblower claims.  His clients have obtained awards under the False Claims Act, the IRS whistleblower law, and the Dodd-Frank Act.  He was lead counsel for the whistleblower in the qui tam action against Bristol-Myers Squibb, helping to recover more than $500 million for U.S. taxpayers in one of the most important pharmaceutical whistleblower case filed under the False Claims Act. As co-counsel in the Bradley Birkenfeld case, he won the largest ever tax whistleblower award ($104 million). He is the co-author of Whistleblower Law: A Guide to Legal Protections for Corporate Employees.

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The Fund attorneys manage the Attorney Referral Program on a pro bono basis. But in order to ensure the fairness of the referral process, no intakes are referred to them for representation. If you would like to contact the Trustees of the Fund or the Directors of the National Whistleblower Center, please reach out to them directly. Intakes from international whistleblowers are processed under a separate program.