This book was made possible by the support of my wife Leslie, and my law partners, Michael Kohn and David Colapinto. Without the assistance and inspiration of my dedicated staff, legal interns and friends, this book could never have been written. Special thanks are in order for Russell Burchill, Melanie Olsen, Joyce Claro, Heather Cowen Fox, Mary Jane Wilmoth, Judy Perez and Kathleen Westerhoff. I would also like to acknowledge the contributions of Sushmita Srikanth, Juan Villasenor, Lisa Fabian, Scott Anderson, Christopher Wesser, Mia Gramata-Jones, Eric Valentine, Lynne Goetz, my former law clerks, and the directors of the National Whistleblower Center, Alice Bendheim, Nina Bell, Dennis Brutus, Annette Kronstadt, David Niblack, Mark Toney, Frederic Whitehurst, William Worthy, William Yolton, and Howard Zinn. The encouragement and understanding of my family, Estelle Kohn, Arthur A. Kohn, Ana Maria Ramos-Kohn, Michael Rose, Emily Rose and Sam Rose, were crucial in helping me complete this book. Finally, a special thanks to my mother, Corinne M. Kohn, for her tireless commitment to her children and her unwavering belief that everyone can make a difference.