David K. Colapinto is a nationally recognized advocate for whistleblowers specializing in Qui Tam/False Claims Act, Dodd-Frank Act SEC whistleblower claims, IRS whistleblower claims, Freedom of Information and Privacy Act litigation, and whistleblower discrimination and retaliation litigation. He has more than 25 years of experience successfully representing many whistleblowers in state and federal courts and before numerous agencies. He played a central role in securing whistleblower protections for FBI employees, successfully representing Dr. Fredric Whitehurst, the FBI lab forensics expert who suffered retaliation after reporting serious misconduct and poor lab practices at the FBI. He was lead counsel for the whistleblower in a major qui tam/False Claims action against the drug maker Bristol-Myers Squibb, helping to recover more than $500 million for U.S. taxpayers and the government. He served as co-counsel in Linda Tripp’s successful lawsuit citing Privacy Act violations by the Department of Defense, and co-counsel for Bradley Birkenfeld helping to recover the largest ever tax whistleblower award ($104 million) for Mr. Birkenfeld in 2012. Mr. Colapinto is an experienced litigator and has established important precedent under the Freedom of Information Act. He is co-founder of the National Whistleblowers Center and a Trustee of the National Whistleblowers Legal Defense & Education Fund.