Whistleblowing means shining a light on wrongdoing that powerful people want to keep hidden. It is often a lonely and frightening journey. Those who feel compelled to report lawbreaking often do not have real knowledge of how to safely disclose the important information they hold.
Our democracy functions best when institutions and leaders are subject to scrutiny, and when those who operate corruptly or illegally are held to account for their actions. Whistleblower Aid is a pioneering non-profit legal organization that helps government employees and private-sector workers report and expose wrongdoing—safely, lawfully, and responsibly.
As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, Whistleblower Aid is dedicated to supporting and protecting whistleblowers— in the interest of the public, and in the pursuit of a robust, resilient and thriving democracy.
Since our founding in 2017, we have supported and advocated for whistleblowers across government, Big Tech and other parts of the private sector, helping them find a safe way to disclose the important information they hold and bring that information to public attention. Whistleblower Aid fills a vital niche that, until now, has stood empty. No other organization matches Whistleblower Aid’s comprehensive, non-partisan approach to making whistleblowing safer, more accessible, and more effective. Whistleblower Aid empowers its clients to report and fix government and private-sector lawbreaking — without breaking the law.
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“Their support was such a relief…It felt safe. I don’t know where I would be without Whistleblower Aid.”
– Igor Ostrovskiy, Harvey Weinstein Whistleblower
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We employ a unique, holistic support model, including:
Whistleblower Aid believes no one should have to risk their career or their freedom to follow their conscience. We are committed to representing our clients at no cost because their service to our democracy is priceless.
Together, we’ve supported the most significant whistleblowers in the world, generating monumental changes while keeping our clients safe.
Meet The Team
Chief Executive Officer
Andrew P. Bakaj, Esq.
Chief Disclosure Officer & Chief Legal Counsel
Chief Strategy Officer
Senior Counsel and Director of Operations
Paralegal and Programs Manager
Paralegal and Development Associate
Mark S. Zaid, P.C.
Founding Legal Partner
Dr. Lydia Bean,
Lauren E. Bartlett,
John Napier Tye,
Founder & Board Member
“Whistleblower Aid is exactly the type of organization the American people need to make sure government is held accountable. […] Whistleblower Aid can help employees and contractors navigate through what can be a complicated set of laws and regulations. Now, more than ever, we need patriots to step forward and inform the public of any unlawful or inappropriate activity by government officials.”U.S. Representative Ted Lieu
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PO Box 33562 Washington, D.C. 20033