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Michael D. Kohn

Fund Trustee

Michael D. Kohn is an attorney licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia and has served as a Trustee of the Fund since 1997.  He is also a founding director of the National Whistleblower Center.

Since 1985 Michael D. Kohn has successfully represented whistleblowers in numerous whistleblowers in qui tam and retaliation cases against the nation’s largest corporations and law firms, including Georgia Power Company, Brown & Root and Ashland Oil Company. Michael is a partner in the whistleblower law firm Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto. He represented the False Claims Act whistleblower in the first successful mortgage-fraud qui tam arising out of the 2008 market crash, Harris v. J.P Morgan.   His primary litigation focus includes representing whistleblowers under the False Claims Act, the AML whistleblower law, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, tax fraud whistleblowers, qui tam reward laws, SEC whistleblowers and IRS whistleblowers. In 2012, the firm obtained the largest qui tam whistleblower reward given to a single individual in history ($104 million to UBS whistleblower Bradley Birkenfeld).  More recently he has obtained expertise in representing whistleblowers at Crypto Currency exchanges.

He is the co-author of two books on whistleblower law, including The Labor Lawyer’s Guide to the Rights and Responsibilities of Whistleblowers.

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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.