On February 9th the Environmental Law Institute (ELI), in partnership with the National Whistleblower Center, hosted the first seminar in a two-part series on wildlife whistleblowing. “Harnessing the Power of Whistleblowers: Combating Wildlife Crime” focused on the vital role that whistleblowers play in the fight against global wildlife trafficking. Panelists included Stephen M. Kohn, Executive Director of The National Whistleblower Center; Crawford Allan, Senior Director of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF); and Alexander (Sascha) Von Bismark Executive Director of the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA).

Continue Reading Seminar Series on Whistleblowing Highlights Need for Robust System of Protection and Rewards

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! National Whistleblower Center (NWC) and the Environmental Law Insitutte (ELI) are hosting a seminar series on wildlife whistleblowing this February 2017. The first seminar in the series, “Harnessing the Power of Whistleblowers: Combating Wildlife Crime” will explore enabling whistleblowers around the world to improve the enforcement of over 44

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

On Friday, July 23, 2010, the National Whistleblower Center (NWC) hosted a seminar on the False Claims Act that included a special presentation on the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act that was recently signed into law. Stephen M. Kohn, Executive Director of the National Whistleblower Center, gave the presentation…
Continue Reading NWC Hosts Seminar on Dodd-Frank Reform & the False Claims Act

The False Claims Act is the most powerful federal whistleblower law. Unfortunately, attorneys and their clients often miss the opportunity to file a claim, because they lack knowledge of the law’s unique requirements and procedures. This seminar will provide an introduction to the law to help an attorney determine both how and whether to file a claim.
Continue Reading Upcoming Seminar: Integrating the False Claims Act Into Your Law Practice

C-SPAN aired today’s National Whistleblowers Center (NWC) seminar on Whistleblowers, Lawyers and the Media.  It is available on C-SPAN online. The seminar features insights about some of the most famous whistleblower cases in the media, and general comments about what whistleblowers should know before talking with the media.  The panelists include Rich Bonin (a producer for 60 Minutes), Jim Popkin (formerly of NBC Nightly News and now with Seven Oaks Media Group), John Solomon (formerly of the Washington Post, the Washington Time, the AP, and now with the Center for Public Integrity) and Stephen M. Kohn (Executive Director of NWC).  The seminar covered key strategies and laws for spotlighting whistleblowers in the media. Here is a photo of Rich Bonin and Stephen Kohn and the seminar:

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Continue Reading NWC Seminar on Whistleblowers and the Media available on C-SPAN

The National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA), is presenting "Effective Appellate Advocacy In Employment Cases." Using a mock case, the seminar will feature workshops on brief writing and oral argument. This program will be held on March 12 – 13, 2010, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Dallas Downtown, in Dallas, Texas. Use this link to register now.

Continue Reading NELA training on appellate advocacy, Dallas, March 12-13

In response to the many requests from our Attorney Referral Service (ARS) members and non-members looking for advice on whistleblower protection cases, the National Whistleblower Legal Defense & Education Fund will hold a two-hour telephone conference call on Wednesday September 30th from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (EST) conducted by leading attorney experts. This is the ideal way for attorneys to get answers to your tough questions about whistleblower protection, case strategies, legal remedies and laws.
Continue Reading Special Conference Call for Attorneys Wednesday September 30th