|Author of Whistleblower's Handbook to Speak at Mid-Manhattan Library|
“Whistleblowers: From the Revolution to WikiLeaks”
Washington, D.C. June 22, 2011. On July 25, 2011, one of the nation’s leading experts in whistleblower protection law, Stephen M. Kohn, will be sharing a wealth of knowledge from his newly released book, The Whistleblower’s Handbook: A Step-by-Step Guide to Doing What’s Right and Protecting Yourself (Lyons Press, 2011). Mr. Kohn’s op-ed, “The Whistle-Blowers of 1777 ,” which detailed the plight of the first American whistleblowers, ran in the June 13th edition of the New York Times. The author talk and book signing will be hosted by “Author @ the Library” on July 25th, 2011, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Mid-Manhattan New York Public Library. This event is free and open to the public.
Stephen M. Kohn is the Executive Director of the National Whistleblower Center (NWC) and is a leading advocate of whistleblower rights. He has successfully represented whistleblowers in numerous cases for over two decades, and has helped to draft key whistleblower legislation. His clients have included some of the most important whistleblowers of our time, from Bunnatine “Bunny” Greenhouse (illegal no-bid contracts to Halliburton) to Linda Tripp (misconduct in the White House).
The Whistleblower’s Handbook is a comprehensive guide to whistleblowing for the common worker, with information that is tailored to nearly every segment of the economy. Workers from all fields can follow the twenty-one clearly-defined steps on how to effectively blow the whistle and fully explains the federal and state laws regarding whistleblowing.
Mr. Kohn will share compelling insights from the book, helping employees become knowledgeable about their rights and giving a detailed account on how whistleblowers can follow these laws to qualify for full protection and monetary rewards.
Mr. Kohn will also discuss his op-ed, which is based on the final chapter of The Whistleblower’s Handbook. This piece details how the sailors and marines, who blew the whistle on the first Commander of the United States Navy, were protected by the Continental Congress and not persecuted because of “national security” concerns, even in the turbulent time of the American Revolution.
To arrange an interview with Mr. Kohn, please contact Lindsey M. Williams, NWC’s Director of Advocacy and Development, at email@example.com or (202) 342-1903.