July 30th Is National Whistleblower Appreciation Day
Please join whistleblower attorney Clayton Wire and Ogborn Mihm LLP in celebrating the 229th anniversary of America's first whistleblower statute and honoring whistleblowers.

History and Purpose of the False Claims Act


History and Purpose of the False Claims Act
History and Purpose of the False Claims Act
False Claims Act Qui Tam Procedures
False Claims Act Qui Tam Procedures
Whistleblowers as Patriots
Whistleblowers as Patriots

Attorney Clayton Wire represents and advocates for whistleblowers in retaliation and incentive/Qui Tam cases, he can be reached at 303-592-5900 or by email

Check out www.whistleblower-attorney.com for more information.

The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those that not simply look on but do nothing.

Albert Einstein

America’s First Whistleblower
Protection Statute:
July 30th, 1778

The Continental Congress’s first whistleblower protection statute, passed on July 30, 1778. In this legislation, the Congress stated

“That it is the duty of all persons in the service of the United States . . . to give the earliest information to Congress or other proper authority of any misconduct, frauds or misdemeanors committed by any officers or persons in the service of these states, which may come to their knowledge.”

This strong statement regarding the importance of whistleblowers was made in defense of two individuals who had blown-the-whistle on and exposed unlawful conduct by the highest ranking official in the Navy. The legislation also provided that the government would pay the legal defense of these two individuals who exposed this wrongful conduct.

A copy of this historic legislation is available here

Videos And Blog

30 August 2017
  In Lawson v. FMR, LLC the Supreme Court ruled that the anti-retaliation p...
08 August 2017
The court in Wussow v. Bruker Corp., decided on June 28, 2017, ruled that whistl...
24 July 2017
Join whistleblower attorney Clayton Wire and the law firm Ogborn Mihm LLP on Jul...
20 July 2017
In April, a Los Angeles County jury awarded $22.4 million in punitive damages (t...

America’s Current Whistleblower Protections:
Anti-Retaliation & Bounty Laws

Now, 239 years later, whistleblowers are provided many protections and incentives for their courageous conduct, but continue to suffer severe retaliation and encounter significant roadblocks. July 30th represents the importance and courage of whistleblowers.

The most significant and common whistleblower protections and incentives fall under the following areas:

  • The Sarbanes-Oxley Act
  • The Dodd-Frank Act
  • The False Claims Act
  • Consumer Fraud and Safety
  • Tax Fraud Disclosures
  • Government Employee Retaliation
  • First Amendment Retaliation
  • State Public Policy Violations

For more information on these protections and incentives, and representation in such cases, please visit www.whistleblower-attorney.com

More Videos and Info at WhistleblowerBlawg.com

Attorney Clayton Wire operates
www.WhistleblowerBlawg.com, a blog dedicated to the legal and practical issues facing whistleblowers. Please visit WhistleblowerBlawg for additional information and videos regarding the importance of whistleblowers, protections for whistleblowers, and Qui Tam and bounty claims by whistleblowers.

Information on Representation and Co-Counseling

Attorney Clayton Wire offers a number of services to whistleblowers and potential whistleblowers, including advocating for whistleblowers in administrative, state, and federal court.

If you are contemplating blowing-the-whistle, or if you have suffered retaliation for doing so, call our firm at 303.592.5900 or email Attorney Clayton Wire.

Ogborn Mihm Whistleblower and Employment Blog

Ogborn Mihm LLP also maintains a blog dedicated to various practice areas that attorneys in the firm focus on. Ogborn Mihm’s general blog is available here and the Whistleblower and Employment blog is located here.