On Friday, January 31, 2020, the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association named Andrew P. Bakaj and his co-counsel, Mark S. Zaid, “Lawyers of the Year” for their work representing the Intelligence Community Whistleblower whose disclosure led to the 2019 Impeachment Inquiry.
Bakaj represented the whistleblower from the beginning, guiding the individual towards the Intelligence Community Inspector General disclosure process. Zaid joined the case after it became public that the disclosure was not transmitted to Congress. Bakaj and Zaid represented the client’s interests throughout the process.
The MWELA “Lawyer of the Year” award is bestowed annually to one or two employment attorneys in the Washington, DC region whose significant accomplishments embody the mission of the association to advance and protect the rights of individuals.
MWELA is a 501(c)(4) organization comprised of over 300 lawyers who regularly advise and represent employees in employment and civil rights disputes. MWELA is the local chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association, a national organization of more than 3,000 lawyers dedicated to the advancement of employee rights.
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