Stephen M. Kohn is a founding director of the National Whistleblower Center. He served as the Director of Corporate Litigation for the Government Accountability Project from 1984-88 and is currently a partner in the law firm of Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto and an Adjunct Professor at the Northeastern University School of Law where he teaches a seminar on whistleblower law. In 1985, he published the first-ever book on whistleblower law, and his eighth book on the subject is the highly respected The New Whistleblower’s Handbook (Lyons Press, 2017).
Whistleblower reward laws work, and they work remarkably well. Congress, the executive branch of government, and the business community should enact, support, and nurture strong whistleblower reward programs.