National Whistleblower Center Welcomes Ben Falstein, Georgetown Legal Fellow

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National Whistleblower Center Welcomes Ben Falstein, Georgetown Legal Fellow

WASHINGTON, D.C. | September 21, 2021 — National Whistleblower Center (NWC) is proud to announce its welcoming of Ben Falstein as the new Georgetown Legal Fellow.

Falstein will assist NWC’s General Counsel on all matters of whistleblower law, and a core focus of Falstein’s work will center around climate risk whistleblower cases and assisting whistleblowers in bringing justice to those profiting off of the climate crisis.

“I am delighted to be joining NWC to help further their critical work protecting whistleblowers who courageously expose environmental injustices, often at great personal risk,” said Falstein. “Whether it is reporting violations of federal environmental laws or disclosing evidence of fraud in the fossil fuel industry, whistleblowers have an essential role in the pursuit of climate justice around the world. Under the direction of NWC’s General Counsel, I will fight to hold powerful special interests accountable for their misconduct. It is an obligation I do not take lightly, and I am grateful to NWC for giving me the opportunity to support their vital mission.”

Falstein received his J.D. from Georgetown Law in Spring 2020 where he served as an Executive Editor of The Georgetown Law Journal. While at Georgetown, Falstein clerked at the United States Commission on Civil Rights and worked at a California law firm where he specialized in whistleblower litigation under the False Claims Act. Falstein received his B.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2017.

Siri Nelson, NWC Executive Director, said, “We are so happy to continue to bring on recent J.D. graduates from Georgetown Law, and we know that Ben will continue their tradition of excellence at NWC. Not only will he learn a great deal from our amazing legal staff, but his work on climate will support our ongoing efforts to protect the brave whistleblowers who come forward to combat pollution, profiteering, and fraud.”

NWC has hosted new graduates from Georgetown Law Center for several years and celebrates this highly successful program. NWC is currently seeking to build relationships with law schools and undergraduate institutions alike. Please contact siri.nelson@whistleblowers.org with inquires and visit our careers page for opportunities to join NWC’s team.

For more information, please contact Nick Younger at nick.younger@whistleblowers.org.

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