Rules for Whistleblowers: A Handbook for Doing What’s Right is the latest book by leading whistleblower attorney Stephen M. Kohn of Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto. The book, Kohn’s seventh on whistleblowing provides an overview of U.S. whistleblower laws and provides advice to would-be-whistleblowers on how to best go about making a disclosure of misconduct.
Since the book was published in June, it has received a number of rave reviews. On December 6, Readers View gave the book 5 stars.
“‘Rules for Whistleblowers: A Handbook for Doing What’s Right’ by Stephen Kohn is an eye-opening book that will lead you to a better understanding of the important role whistleblowers play in our lives,” the review states. “Kohn’s all-encompassing dive into whistleblowing is as engaging as it is informative. If you’ve ever been an informant, or have thought about doing so, then this book will resonate strongly with you.”
Previously, a review by Kirkus called Rules for Whistleblowers “definitive and compulsively readable.” It further noted that “Kohn is a vivid, authoritative guide, and it’s a testament to his narrative skill that he can make this niche subject so consistently gripping.”
In a review of Rules for Whistleblowers, Publishers Weekly called the work “an essential resource for potential whistleblowers, packed with practical advice.” It also stated that Rules for Whistleblowers “lays out in clear and inviting language what potential whistleblowers need to know and consider before exposing fraud, tax evasion, safety violations, and other illegalities—even wildlife trafficking—in the workplace.”
The new book features a foreword from Sherron Watkins, Enron whistleblower and 2002 TIME Person of the Year.
“Stephen Kohn has been a committed champion and defender of whistleblowers for over four decades,” says Watkins. “He sees each whistleblower in all their humanity, their courage, their integrity, their fears, their grief, loss and betrayal; and he fights for them to regain some semblance of their former life. His new book, Rules for Whistleblowers, is a fantastic resource for whistleblowers and those who wish to support whistleblowers.”
The Whistleblower Law Library, a free online companion to the book, is already available on Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto’s site.