DAVE JOCHNOWITZ is a senior associate in Outten & Golden’s New York office, where he represents whistleblowers in False Claims Act cases and retaliation matters. He has represented clients alleging healthcare fraud, including Medicare and Medicaid fraud, defense fraud, small business fraud, customs fraud, and more. His clients have included senior corporate executives, financial services professionals, quantitative traders, physicians, nurses, pharmaceutical sales representatives, current and former members of the military, and other whistleblowers in both the United States and abroad.

Dave has worked on whistleblower matters at every level of the federal courts, representing clients before trial and appellate courts and acting as part of two Supreme Court amicus teams. Whistleblower cases he has worked on have returned hundreds of millions of dollars to the federal government and millions of dollars in whistleblower rewards.

Prior to joining the firm in 2022, he represented whistleblowers and consumers at two plaintiff law firms in Washington, D.C. and New York. He also clerked in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Dave graduated from Harvard Law School in 2013 and Brooklyn College in 2007. He served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Malawi from 2008 to 2010.

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Bar Admission and Professional Activity

  • Mr. Jochnowitz is admitted to practice in New York and the District of Columbia.
  • Mr. Jochnowitz is admitted to Federal District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, as well as the District of Columbia and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Member, The Anti-fraud Coalition (TAF); Member, TAF Public Education Committee
  • Member, The American Bar Association (Labor & Employment Law Section)

Video & Podcasts

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Speaking Engagements



  • Speaker: “Knowledge Under the False Claims Act”, The Anti-Fraud Coalition 23rd Annual Conference
  • Moderator: Whistleblower Laws: Protections & Rewards, ABA LEL Workplace & Occupational Safety & Health Committee Conference
  • Panelist: SuperValu Amici Webinar, The Anti-Fraud Coalition

Blogs & Publications

Not Just Constitutional, but Essential: How the False Claims Act’s Whistleblower Provisions Fight Fraud Against the Government, Part 2: Fraud Against Police and the Military

Fraud Against the Government Often Harms Our Most Vulnerable. Here’s How Whistleblowers Can Use the False Claims Act to Stop It.

Not Just Constitutional, but Essential: How the False Claims Act’s Whistleblower Provisions Fight Fraud Against the Government

How financial services professionals can navigate the SEC and CFTC’s recent crackdown on WhatsApp, iMessage, and Signal

Understanding the False Claims Act and Why The Federal Courts Have Unanimously Held it Constitutional

New Jersey Whistleblower FAQ

How Do Medical Whistleblowers Stop Fraud?

Navigating Whistleblowing: A Guide for Financial Services Professionals

California Supreme Court Issues Ruling Strengthening Whistleblower Laws

Supreme Court Rules Unanimously in Favor of Whistleblowers in Key False Claims Act Case

Help Employees Speak Up Before They Go to Regulators

Dave Jochnowitz was cited in a Gartner research note on the SEC’s increased focus on companies that use nondisclosure provisions to impede employee-whistleblowers from reporting corporate misconduct to the agency.

Awards & Recognition

  • 2023: Super Lawyers – Super Lawyer