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Jonathan Tycko

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    • Columbia Law School, J.D.
    • The Johns Hopkins University, B.A.
Jonathan Tycko | whistleblower attorney | Tycko & Zavareei LLP

In his 25 years of practice, Jonathan Tycko has represented a wide range of clients, including individuals, Fortune 500 companies, privately-held businesses, and non-profit associations, in both trial and appellate courts around the country. Although he continues to handle a variety of cases, his current practice is focused primarily on helping whistleblowers expose fraud and corruption through qui tam litigation under the False Claims Act and other similar whistleblower statutes. Mr. Tycko’s whistleblower clients have brought to light hundreds of millions of dollars in fraud in cases involving healthcare, government contracts, customs duties and tariffs, banking, and tax.

Mr. Tycko has been recognized by his peers as a leader in the field of whistleblower representation and qui tam litigation. He currently serves as a Co-Chair of the Conference Committee of the Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund, charged with planning the premier annual conference of whistleblower attorneys and their counterparts at the United States Department of Justice and other government agencies. He also currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Qui Tam Litigation Group of the American Association for Justice, the largest plaintiff-side attorney organization in the country. Additionally in 2020, he received the National Law Review’s “Go-To Thought Leader” award in the area of False Claims Act law.

Prior to founding Tycko & Zavareei LLP in 2002, Mr. Tycko was with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, one of the nation’s top law firms. He received his law degree in 1992 from Columbia University Law School, and earned a B.A. degree, with honors, in 1989 from The Johns Hopkins University. After graduating from law school, Mr. Tycko served for two years as a law clerk to Judge Alexander Harvey, II, of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland.

In addition to his private practice, Mr. Tycko is an active participant in other law-related and community activities. He has taught as an Adjunct Professor at the George Washington University Law School.  He is a former member and Chairperson of the Rules of Professional Conduct Review Committee of the District of Columbia Bar, where he helped draft the ethics rules governing members of the bar. Mr. Tycko was also a long-time member of the Board of Trustees of Studio Theatre, one of the D.C. area’s top non-profit theaters.

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