Tom Devine is co-founder and Legal Director of the Government Accountability Project. He is actively involved in a range of issues including national security and occupational free speech. Tom is responsible for the passage of twenty-five whistleblower laws, including all of those passed in the United States since 1979, and he has helped over 7,000 whistleblowers in the last three decades. He also serves as counsel on whistleblower reform legislation.
Tom is a Phi Beta Kappa honors graduate of Georgetown University, and received his J.D. in 1980 from Antioch School of Law. In 1998, Tom was honored with the Fund for Constitutional Government’s Defender of the Constitution Award for his work with whistleblowers, and in 2006, he was inducted into the National Freedom of Information Act Hall of Fame. Tom has authored a number of works; most recently, The Corporate Whistleblower’s Survival Guide: A Handbook for Committing the Truth (Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc., 2011), which received the GetAbstract International Business book of the Year Award at last year’s Frankfurt Book Fair. In 2009, 2010 and 2011 Washingtonian Magazine selected him as one of the capital’s Top Lawyers in the Whistleblower category.