What to Do If You Blow the Whistle at Work

Blowing the whistle on your employer's fraud, abuse, or other illegalities isn’t easy. Doing the right thing can lead to retaliation and even termination. That’s why you need the expertise of our whistleblower attorneys to help you navigate the complicated landscape of federal and state whistleblower law. We are nationally recognized for our expertise in the area of whistleblower law and for our successes on behalf of our clients, for whom we have been zealous advocates for more than three decades. We will relentlessly fight to protect you against retaliation and to make sure that the issues you stuck your neck out for receive appropriate attention. We will also fight to obtain just compensation for you, whether through pre-litigation private settlements, in the courtroom, or in other appropriate forums that provide monetary awards to whistleblowers.

Know Your Rights

Whistleblowers are the "eyes and ears" of the public in critical industries that affect our health, safety, and financial well-being. Objecting to or reporting fraud on shareholders, harm to patients, abusive practices by pharmaceuticals and financial service companies or the like serves the public interest, and should not lead to career damage and job loss. Visit our Resources page to learn the essential facts about whistleblowing so that you know your rights including what type of reports could lead to significant financial awards.

KMB attorneys have proudly represented hundreds of whistleblower clients who bravely risked their careers to report wrongdoing. These clients work in nearly every industry – from finance and pharmaceuticals to the transportation and manufacturing sectors.  Regardless of the type of whistleblower case, we tenaciously fight for the best results for our clients, whether it be executing a confidential settlement, or navigating a federal or state whistleblower program. Whistleblowers deserve advocates who will fight for them and protect them.

Here are just a few of the whistleblower we have represented:

  • The director of the Department of Health and Human Services’ Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority who was removed from his position in retaliation for his insistence that the government invest the billions of dollars allocated by Congress to address the COVID-19 pandemic into safe and scientifically vetted solutions, and not in drugs, vaccines and other technologies that lack scientific merit. 

  • A Boeing Engineer who blew the whistle on safety issues with 737 MAX Jet

  • The former Chief Medical Officer who testified about misconduct affecting health and safety at United Medical Center

  • A public employee who blew the whistle on a mutual fund company’s illegal conduct

  • A former defense contractor employee who filed a False Claims Act Lawsuit against employer accused of gross mismanagement and fraud

Katz, Marshall & Banks partner, Lisa Banks, co-authored Whistleblower Law: A Practitioner’s Guide. This comprehensive guide to whistleblower law, published by ALM’s Law Journal Press is available in eBook and print formats. Click here for more information.

Contact Us

Contact KMB to speak with one of our intake attorneys to discuss your case, without charge or further obligation.