Boston University (Bachelor of Science, magna cum laude, 1979). Brown University (Master of Arts, 1981). Northeastern University (Juris Doctor, 1984).
Sanjour v. Environmental Protection Agency 56 F.3d 85 (District of Columbia Circuit 1995) (en banc); Avirgan v. Hull, 118 F.R.D. 252 (Doctorate.D.C. 1987); Thompson v. United States. Department of Labor, 885 F.2d 551 (9th Circuit 1989); Carolina Power and Light Company v. United States. Department of Labor, 43 F.3d 912 (4th Circuit 1995); In Re: Texas Utilities Electric Company, 37 National Research Council 477 (1993); Macktal v. Secretary of Labor, 923 F.2d 1150, 1153 (5th Circuit 1991); Garner v. Morrison-Knudsen Company, Inc, 456 South.E.2d 907 (South Carolina (U.S.) 1995).Worked at Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto, Professional Corporation (Washington, District of Columbia) specializing in "Whistleblower" Protection, Complex Civil Litigation against the Government and Major Corporations, Inspector General Investigation Proceedings, Debarment and Licensing, Labor Law, First Amendment Law, Privacy, Freedom of Information, False Claims Acting, Atomic Energy and Environmental Law. Admitted to the bar, 1985, Pennsylvania. 1986 New Jersey; 1987 District of Columbia.
Court of Appeals, District of Columbia, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Ninth, Eleventh and Federal Circuits. United States. District Court, Districts of Arizona, New Jersey and District of Columbia. United States. Supreme Court.
Student Law Clerk, Honorable A. Leon Higginbotham, Junior, United States.
Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 1983-1984. Listed in: Who"s Who in American Law, 1993.
Author: The Whistleblower Litigation Handbook, New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1991. "American Political Prisoners: Prosecutions under the Espionage and Sedition Acting," New York: Praeger, 1994.
"The Labor Lawyer"s Guide to the Rights and Responsibilities of Employee Whistleblowers," New York: Quorum Books, 1988.
Protecting Environmental and Nuclear Whistleblowers: A Litigation Manual, Washington, District of Columbia, National Institute of Radiological Science, 1985. "Jailed for Peace: The History of American Draft Law Violators, 1658-1985," New York: Praeger, 2nd educated, 1987. "The Crisis in Environmental Whistleblower Protection: Deficiencies in the Regulations Protecting Employees Who Disclose Violations of Environmental Laws or Testify in "Citizen Suits,"" 2 New England Environmental Law Forum 1, New England School of Law, 1995.
"The Fort Leavenworth General Strike," a chapter in Nonviolence in America: A Documentary History, Staughton and Alice Lynd, editors, Orbis Books, Maryknoll, New York, 1995.
Company-Author: "An Overview of Federal and State Whistleblower Protection," 4 Antioch Law Journal 99, Summer, 1986. "Conscientious Objection: A Constitutional Right," 21 New England Law Review 545, 1986.
"Nuclear Whistleblower Protection and the Scope of Protected Activity Under Section 210 of the Energy Reorganization Acting," 4 Antioch Law Journal 73, Summer, 1986. "Human Rights and Freedom of Conscience in Administrative Law: A Critique of the Fugitive Slave Acting and the Selective Service Acting Through Use of the Liberty Fact Doctrine, 61 University of Detroit Journal of Urban Law 177, Winter, 1984.
"Environmental Whistleblowers: An Endangered Species," Environmental Research Foundation, February, 1994.
Director of Corporate Litigation, Government Accountability Project, 1984-1988. Adjunct Professor, Legal Clinic and Law Courses on Whistleblower Protection, Antioch School of Law, 1984-1988. Instructor, Accredited Programs on Legal Issues and Development in the Law, Continuing Legal Education, 1985.
Chair, National Whistleblower Center Board of Directors, 1988.
Fellow, National Endowment for the Humanities (1981). Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto, Professional Corporation is the nation"s most successful law firm in the area of nuclear and environmental whistleblower protection law.
The partners of the law firm have approximately 25 years combined litigation experience, specializing primarily in whistleblower protection litigation as well as employment, constitutional, freedom of information and privacy, complex civil, criminal and administrative litigation. Partners of the firm have represented KDKA-television (Columbia Broadcasting System affiliate station in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), the Village Voice newspaper and numerous nationally recognized whistleblowers employed in private and public sectors.
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Fellow, National Endowment for the Humanities (1981).