Joseph E. B. “Jeb” White is the Chief Executive Officer of Taxpayers Against Fraud and the TAF Education Fund (TAFEF). He is one of the country’s leading qui tam advocates, having represented whistleblowers before the United States Congress and in qui tam actions across the country, from fraudulent hospital systems to dishonest pharmaceutical companies. As a tireless advocate of whistleblower rights, he has testified in front of the United States Congress and nearly a dozen state legislative bodies. As a trusted authority of the law, Mr. White has penned amicus curiae briefs in five United States Supreme Court cases, examining the federal False Claims Act; and has been a constant source for Department of Justice and other officials in need of qui tam expertise.
Since 1979 Tom Devine has been the Government Accountability Project’s legal director, where he has assisted over 8,000 whistleblowers and not lost a case since 2006. He also has been on the front lines for passage and oversight of 36 whistleblower laws, including nearly all U.S. federal laws and internationally from Serbia to the UN and World Bank, most recently the EU Whistleblower Directive and Ukraine. He is an adjunct professor at the DC Law School, has been recognized annually since 2012 by the Metropolitan Washington Lawyer’s Association as one of Washington DC’s top employment lawyers, appears regularly as a media expert, has authored numerous books and law journals, and spoken in over a dozen nations as the State Department’s informal “Ambassador of Whistleblowing.”
Marcel Reid’s whistleblowing forced ACORN to stop misusing public funds and return to their core decentralized mission. Afterwards, Reid went on to join the National Board of Directors of Pacifica Radio and have Pacifica become the first national media organization to vote to support whistleblowers. Reid also became the first Whistleblower Liaison in Major Media. She now organizes the annual Whistleblower Summit for Civil and Human Rights with Michael McCray.
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.