On Sunday March 1, 2020, The New York Times published an OpEd written by Andrew Bakaj, the firm’s Managing Partner, and his colleague Mark Zaid. The OpEd discusses the critical need to support and enhance federal whistleblower protections. They concluded writing:
“Whistle-blowers play a particularly critical role in Congress’s ability to oversee the intelligence community. As the executive branch controls classified information, the House and Senate Intelligence Committees are reliant on inspectors general and whistle-blowers to conduct their constitutionally mandated oversight over federal agencies and even the president of the United States.”
A version of this article appears in print on March 2, 2020, Section A, Page 27 of the New York edition with the headline, Those Who Tell Need Urgent Help.
To read the OpEd online, click here.