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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 international whistleblowers under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, tax fraud whistleblowers, qui tam reward laws, the False Claims Act, 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). He is the co-author of two books on whistleblower law, including The Labor Lawyer’s Guide to the Rights and Responsibilities of Whistleblowers.
Siri Nelson is the Executive Director of the National Whistleblower Center. Nelson served as an Associate Attorney and Policy Counsel at Kohn, Kohn and Colapinto, the nation’s leading whistleblower law firm, where she worked closely with anonymous whistleblowers, legislators, and regulators. Nelson was the recipient of the highly prestigious and competitive Estelle S. Kohn Memorial Fellowship awarded by Northeastern University School of Law and was elected to be the Commencement Speaker for her Class at Northeastern University School. She graduated summa cum laude from the College of New Rochelle, School of New Resources, with a B.A. in Liberal Arts focused on the Social Sciences. Nelson has been published in Columbia’s Blue Sky Blog and The National Law Review. She also serves as an Editor & Legislative Correspondent at Whistleblower Network News.