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New York Times Features Our Client, Simon Edelman

Whistleblower Aid Staff – January 18, 2018

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"There's nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come." - Victor Hugo

When Whistleblower Aid was conceived, our small start up team felt like this was something that should have already existed. Of course helping whistleblowers is complicated work, but there must be a government agency or NGO working on this. Of course there would be protections for these brave individuals who want to fulfill their duty to support and defend the Constitution. We knew we were filling a need, but could not have predicted the client response, or the response from supporters. In the short time since our launch, we have taken on as many cases as our legal team can handle and it has all been worth it.

This week, the New York Times took notice of this important work, too.

Simon contacted our legal team and during worried meetings, unsure of what was going to happen to him, told us his story. Wow. An artist, a patriot, and wanting to serve, he joined the Department of Energy to try and support positive sustainability goals. He, like other government employees, took the oath, and was given the standard information on whistleblowing. He had a duty to report wrongdoing. He had no idea how hard it would be for him to fulfill that job requirement, but boy, is he ever.

Read this amazing article about a bold, heroic man doing his part to hold our government officials accountable. Please pass it around your network.

This really is an idea whose time has come.

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We created this project to provide legal advice and representation to prospective whistleblowers, and to improve legal protections for whistleblowers. For those under active criminal investigation, we may be able to provide advice or refer them to another lawyer. We are not a criminal defense firm, and in general we cannot provide criminal defense to individuals who have already been charged with crimes.