On September 18, leading whistleblower attorney and author Stephen M. Kohn will appear alongside Siri Nelson, the Executive Director of National Whistleblower Center (NWC) at an event to discuss Kohn’s latest book, Rules for Whistleblowers: A Handbook for Doing What’s Right.
The event, which is free and open to the public, will feature a question and answer period where Kohn and Nelson will answer any questions on whistleblowing. The discussion will take place at the 14th and V location of Busboys and Poets in Washington D.C.
“The impact of whistleblowers has been profound, positive, and historic,” said Kohn, founding partner of Kohn, Kohn, & Colapinto. “Often misunderstood and maligned, we’ll uncover the truth about whistleblowers and their motivations for bringing about positive change.”
Kohn is the most published author on whistleblowing and Rules for Whistleblowers, his ninth book, was published on June 1. In Rules for Whistleblowers, Kohn carefully explains major whistleblowers laws including the Dodd-Frank Act, IRS whistleblower law, and False Claims Act, and gives detailed strategies for fighting retaliation. He also covers controversial issues such as taping, removing documents, and ignoring nondisclosure agreements through the unforgettable stories of past whistleblowers.
The book has received rave reviews. For example, Publishers Weekly called the work “an essential resource for potential whistleblowers, packed with practical advice.”
“Rules for Whistleblowers is an easy to read essential tool for anyone curious about whistleblowing,” Nelson said. “The sharp writing and interesting stories helps whistleblowing feel more understandable and less scary.”
The book event will begin with a live reading and a discussion between Kohn and Nelson before opening up to audience questions. Kohn and Nelson will answer any question on whistleblowing, from technical inquiries about how to successfully blow the whistle to historical questions about the development of whistleblower laws to the political implications of the current climate around whistleblowers.