For over 25 years Dean Zerbe was active in Congressional investigations of government waste, fraud and abuse. Dean left Congress in 2008 where his last position was as Senior Counsel and Tax Counsel on the Senate Finance Committee for Senator Charles E. Grassley. Dean also served as Senator Grassley's Chief Investigative Counsel on the Finance Committee for a number of years prior to being appointed Senior Counsel.
In his work for Senator Grassley, Dean was the driving force behind the drafting and passage of legislation that created the Whistleblower Office at the IRS as well as changes in the tax code that greatly expand the rewards for tax whistleblowers. In addition, Dean was closely involved with the False Claims Act on behalf of Senator Grassley - who is the author of the modern False Claims Act/Qui Tam. Dean was recognized by National Journal as one of the top staffers in Congress for his work - listed as one of the "Hill 100."
Dean spearheaded for Senator Grassley a number of investigations including Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Defense, Internal Revenue Service, Enron, Corporate and Offshore Tax Shelters, Smithsonian, Red Cross, American University, Nonprofit Hospitals, and the Nature Conservancy. In these investigations, Dean worked successfully with many whistleblowers.
Dean has a B.F.A. in Film Production from New York University; a J.D. from George Mason University School of Law (High Honors); and, an LL.M. in Tax from New York University - the only individual to have both a film degree and an LL.M. in Tax from New York University. Dean also served as a rifleman in the 29th Infantry Division - Maryland Army National Guard.
Dean is widely recognized by the press as a leader in tax and oversight matters - appearing on CBS Evening News and quoted in numerous publications including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Financial Times, USA Today and the National Journal; as well as specialty publications such as Tax Notes and The Practical Accountant. In addition, Dean is a columnist for Forbes Magazine online (Forbes.com). Mr. Zerbe is not licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia.
Mary Jane Wilmoth, Esq. started her career at the National Whistleblowers Center as its first Public Interest Law Fellow in 1994. She has been an instrumental figure in defending whistleblower rights in both complex NRC licensing and enforcement proceedings and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) whistleblowers before the DOL.
David K. Colapinto is a nationally recognized whistleblower advocate, with an expertise in government fraud and qui tam cases, and in the use of the Privacy Act in defending whistleblowers.Tags: NWC Staff, 16th Amendment, Bill of Rights, Civil Rights, Constitutional Rights, Corporate Ethics, Corporate Fraud, Corporate Responsibility, Employee Rights, Crime Lab Misconduct, Environmental Safety, Ethics, False Claims/Qui Tam, FBI Scandals, First Amendment, Forensic Fraud, Freedom of Information Act, Government Ethics, Government Oversight, National Security, Nuclear Safety, Privacy Act, Pro Bono Law, Public Interest Law, Sarbanes-Oxley Act, Taxation on Compensatory Damages, Taxpayer Fraud, Terrorism Whistleblowing, Whistleblower Law, Whistleblower Protection, White House Whistleblowing
Michael D. Kohn is a nationally recognized litigator with a focus on whistleblower protection law and the co-author of The Labor Lawyers Guide to the Rights and Responsibilities of Employee Whistleblowers and Whistleblower Law: A Guide to Legal Protections for Corporate Employees.Tags: NWC Staff, Board, Bill of Rights, Civil Rights, Constitutional Rights, Corporate Ethics, Corporate Fraud, Corporate Responsibility, Employee Rights, Environmental Safety, Ethics, False Claims/Qui Tam, FBI Scandals, First Amendment, Government Ethics, Government Oversight, National Security, Nuclear Safety, Pro Bono Law, Public Interest Law, Sarbanes-Oxley Act, Taxpayer Fraud, Terrorism Whistleblowing, Whistleblower Law, Whistleblower Protection
America’s first successful FBI whistleblower, Dr. Whitehurst, forced the president to execute an Executive Order ensuring whistleblower protection of all FBI agents who expose misconduct. His case exposed forensic fraud in the FBI crime lab and subjected it to outside oversight for the first time.
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