Thomas M. Devine
Thomas M. "Tom" Devine (born June 21, 1951) is a lawyer, lobbyist, and advocate for whistleblower rights. Devine is the legal director at the non-profit Government Accountability Project, in Washington, D.C.. Devine joined GAP in 1978 as a second-year law student at Antioch School of Law, and became its legal director in 1979. According to his bio, Devine has assisted more than 5,000 whistleblowers and has helped enact or defend more than 20 major whistleblower laws in the United States and abroad. Currently, Devine is involved with passing the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 2012 through the U.S. Congress.
Devine was raised in a working-class family in Elmwood Park, Ill. His late father was an inspector for a phone company. Devine participated in the debate team in high school and later became the debate team captain in Georgetown University. He enrolled in Antioch Law School in 1977.
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