A whistleblower is an individual or group of individuals who expose wrongdoing, misconduct or illegal activity within an organization, such as a company, government agency or public interest group. Many types of whistleblowers are protected by federal or state laws from discrimination and retaliation. The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act), False Claims Act and other whistleblower programs provide financial incentives designed to encourage certain types of whistleblowing. If you want to expose misconduct within an organization, consult with whistleblower litigation attorneys or qui tam lawyers immediately. The law firm can guide you through the process of collecting the necessary evidence and filing a lawsuit. Your attorneys can also represent you in the event of subsequent retaliation.