WASHINGTON, DC – In collaboration with the Make It Safe Coalition (MISC), the Government Accountability Project will be sponsoring its annual Whistleblower Summit to celebrate truth-tellers who risk their livelihoods to disclose fraud, wrongdoing, and abuse of authority on behalf of the public interest. Prominent whistleblowers, government officials, and members of the nonprofit community will gather for a series of panels to discuss progress made toward adequate whistleblower protection legislation and outline how future campaigns can address the issues.


Panel 1: “Whistleblower Legislative Campaigns”

Tom Devine, Legal Director, Government Accountability Project (Moderator)
Elizabeth Hempowicz, Policy Counsel, Project on Government Oversight
DeLisa Lay, Investigative Counsel, Senate Judiciary Committee
Charles Moskowitz, Senior Policy Counsel, Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee
Krista Boyd, General Counsel House Oversight and Government Reform
Courtney Allen, Republican Counsel, Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee

Panel 2: “The Office of Special Counsel and Merit Systems Protection Board: Past, Present, and Future Analysis”

Tom Devine, Legal Director, Government Accountability Project (Moderator)
Tristan Leavitt, Principal Deputy Special Counsel, Office of Special Counsel
Mark Robbins, Chair, Merit Systems Protection Board
Brandon Coleman, Veterans Affairs Whistleblower


Panel 1: Thursday, July 27 (2:30-3:30 PM)
2247 Rayburn House Office
45 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20219

Panel 2: Friday, July 28 (2:00-3:00 PM)
The Stewart E. Mott House
122 Maryland Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20002



Alice Newberry, Program Associate, Government Accountability Project
[email protected]
202.457.0034 x162

Government Accountability Project

The Government Accountability Project is the nation’s leading whistleblower protection organization. Through litigating whistleblower cases, publicizing concerns and developing legal reforms, GAP’s mission is to protect the public interest by promoting government and corporate accountability. Founded in 1977, GAP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization based in Washington, D.C.