2018 Successful Year Advocating for Whistleblower Rights

Published on December 18, 2018

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2018 Successful Year Advocating for Whistleblower Rights

Thank you for a great 2018.

The National Whistleblower Center recently released its 2018 End-of-Year Report which summarizes several victories for whistleblowers.  See below. In 2018, the NWC continued its work to strengthen whistleblower protections and incentives, defend whistleblowers’ rights, and educate people at home and abroad about the power of whistleblowers in combating fraud and corruption. The year was filled with important advocacy presentations, seminars, and testimonies to protect whistleblowers at home and abroad.

One of the highlights of 2018 was the Whistleblower Day celebration on July 30th. This year saw an unprecedented turnout of over 200 people. The event was covered by C-Span and all of the major media outlets.

A three-year campaign resulted in legislation that fixed loopholes in the IRS and Dodd-Frank qui tam whistleblower reward laws. The Bipartisan Budget Act, included two key qui tam whistleblower amendments fixing loopholes in the IRS and Dodd-Frank Act whistleblower reward laws.

The Global Wildlife Whistleblower Program soared to new heights under the leadership of Scott Hajost. NWC entered into important partnerships with several key NGO’s that combat wildlife trafficking.

The year ended with a flurry of activity as Stephen M. Kohn, NWC executive director and experienced qui tam lawyer, was invited to testify about the lack of whistleblower protections in the EU. Kohn gave testimony before both the Danish and EU Parliaments and to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe on the importance of rewarding whistleblowers who report corruption.

Please take a few minutes to read about these items and much more as the report details the National Whistleblower Center’s work to protect and expand rights for whistleblowers.

The National Whistleblower Center could not have made all of these accomplishments in 2018 without its supporters.  Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to the NWC to help us continue to fight for whistleblowers.

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