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For Immediate Release

Lindsey M. Williams (202) 342-1903

First-Ever Guide For Whistleblowers Released Today


Today, Lyons Press officially releases The Whistleblower's Handbook: A Step-by-Step Guide to Doing What's Right and Protecting Yourself. Written in the wake of the Dodd-Frank Act and similar new "qui tam" rewards laws that permit employees to obtain multi-million dollar recoveries, the Handbook is the first-ever consumer's guide to whistleblowing. It contains twenty-one clear and comprehensive rules that fully explain the how to effectively blow the whistle.

The Zinn Education Project, Teaching for Change and National Whistleblowers Center will be sponsoring an author talk and book signing tonight, March 1st, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Langston Room of Busboys and Poets at 2021 14th Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20009.

"Employees must know their rights before they blow the whistle. Reading this book can make the difference between going to jail or obtaining a million dollar reward, " said Lindsey M. Williams, Director of Advocacy and Development for the National Whistleblowers Center.

The Whistleblower's Handbook was written by one of America's most experienced and accomplished whistleblower attorneys, NWC Executive Director Stephen M. Kohn. Kohn has successfully represented whistleblowers for over 27 years and wrote the first-ever legal treatise on whistleblower law.

To set up an interview Mr. Kohn or receive a review copy of The Whistleblower's Handbook contact: Lindsey Williams at or (202) 342-1903.

You can also receive a review copy directly from the publisher by contacting Bob Sembiante (Senior Publicist, Globe Pequot Press) at or 203-458-4555.

Early Reviews of The Whistleblower's Handbook:

"Whistleblowers should do two things: call us at 60 Minutes and read The Whistleblower's Handbook. It's 21 rules lay out the game plan for holding institutions accountable while protecting your job."

Michael Radutzky, Senior Producer 60 Minutes
"As a whistleblower who has successfully won a case against the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), I can attest to the fact that this is the definitive Bible for whistleblowers. Written by Stephen Kohn, the premiere whistleblower attorney in the United States, this handbook contains everything you will need to know about blowing the whistle, and surviving."
Jane Turner, FBI Whistleblower and 25 year veteran agent
The Whistleblower's Handbook opens a window into the controversial but vital role of whistleblowers in America's workplace dating from the days of the Civil War. With compelling insider details, practical "rules" and rare insights, Stephen Kohn, the country's leading whistleblower expert, has created the essential overview for CEO's, CFO's, GC's, chief compliance officers, HR and audit professionals, and others who should be knowledgeable about this fundamental aspect of corporate life.
Donna Boehme, former Group Compliance and Ethics Officer, BP plc, and Principal, Compliance Strategists LLC

Since 1988, the NWC and attorneys associated with it have supported whistleblowers in the courts and before Congress and achieved victories for environmental protection, government contract fraud, nuclear safety and government and corporate accountability.