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Stephen Kohn - Washington, District of Columbia

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  • Licensed for 1988
  • Employment Law, Tax Law, Securities Law ...
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Stephen M. Kohn, along with his partners are America s leading whistleblower attorneys. He successfully represented the most important tax whistleblower in U.S. history (Bradley Birkenfeld) and won the largest whistleblower reward ever paid to an individual whistleblower ($104 million). Since 1984 his practice has focused exclusively on advocating for whistleblowers, expanding laws that protect and reward whistleblowers and litigating many cutting-edge cases. He has successfully represented whistleblowers under numerous state and federal laws, including the False Claims Act/qui tam laws, and established important precedent protecting whistleblowers under the First Amendment. Since 2009 his practice has expanded to helping international whistleblowers file claims in the United States for securities fraud, tax fraud and violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Mr. Kohn has served as lead counsel and prevailed in major precedent setting whistleblower cases both at trial and in appeals court rulings. Mr. Kohn worked with Congressional staff in proposing language incorporated into major whistleblower laws, such as the Dodd-Frank Act, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the Whistleblower Protection Act. Many of his proposals were adopted by the Securities and Exchange Commission during their historic whistleblower-rulemaking proceedings. Additionally, Mr. Kohn volunteers as the pro bono Executive Director of the National Whistleblower, where he has filed numerous amicus briefs on behalf of whistleblowers in key Supreme Court cases. Mr. Kohn wrote the first legal treatise on whistleblower law in 1985. His seventh book on whistleblowing, The Whistleblower’s Handbook was praised by the Wall Street Journal as essential reading for whistleblowers. In 2014 Mr. Kohn and his firm were recognized by the National Law Journal as among the top 50 plaintiffs law offices in the United States.

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  Legal Issues
  • Employment Law
  • Tax Law
  • Securities Law
  • International Law
  • Gov & Administrative Law
  • Whistleblower Protections and Rewards under the False Claims Act
  • Whistleblower Protections and Rewards under the Dodd-Frank Act
  • Whistleblower Protections and Rewards under the Internal Revenue Code
  • Whistleblower Protections and Rewards under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
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        Accepted Jurisdictions
      U.S. Supreme Court Jurdictions
      U.S. Supreme Court
      U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit Jurdictions
      U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
      U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit Jurdictions
      U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
      U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit Jurdictions
      U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
      U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit Jurdictions
      U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
      U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia Jurdictions
      U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
      U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit Jurdictions
      U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
      Various U.S. District Courts Jurdictions
      Various U.S. District Courts
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      U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
      U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Jurdictions
      U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
      U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit Jurdictions
      U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
      District of Columbia Jurdictions
      District of Columbia
      U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit Jurdictions
      U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
      U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Jurdictions
      U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
      U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit Jurdictions
      U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
      U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit Jurdictions
      U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
        Experience
      • Partner
        Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto
        1988
      • Director of Corporate Litigation
        Government Accountability Project
        1984
      • Supervisor of Whistleblower Advocacy Clinic
        Antioch School of Law
        1984
      • Judicial Intern, Hon. A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr. Circuit Judge
        U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
        1982
       Educations
      Northeastern University School of Law
      J.D. (1984)
      Graduation year: 1984
      Brown University
      M.A. (1981) | Political Science
      Graduation year: 1981
      Boston University
      B.S. (1979) | Social Education
      Graduation year: 1979
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