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Managing Partner Andrew Bakaj Speaks with CNN About Former CIA Director John Brennan’s Security Clearance Situation

Managing Partner Andrew Bakaj speaks with CNN about former CIA Director John Brennan’s security clearance situation. “The President’s ‘revocation’ of Mr. Brennan’s security clearance creates a troubling precedent,” said Andrew Bakaj, a former CIA official who works on national security law and clearance issues in Washington. Bakaj, who wrote the intelligence community’s guidelines on protecting … Continue reading Managing Partner Andrew Bakaj Speaks with CNN About Former CIA Director John Brennan’s Security Clearance Situation

FORMER INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY INSPECTOR GENERAL I. CHARLES MCCULLOUGH, III JOINS COMPASS ROSE LEGAL GROUP AS PARTNER

WASHINGTON, DC – I. Charles McCullough, III, former Intelligence Community Inspector General appointed by President Barack Obama, has joined Compass Rose Legal Group, PLLC as Partner. This is a significant milestone for the firm, now one of the premiere boutique security clearance, federal employment, and national security law firms in the nation’s capital. “It’s an … Continue reading FORMER INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY INSPECTOR GENERAL I. CHARLES MCCULLOUGH, III JOINS COMPASS ROSE LEGAL GROUP AS PARTNER

Managing Attorney Andrew Bakaj Quoted Extensively in “ThinkProgress” Article about the Migrant Children & Congressional Oversight

Compass Rose Legal Group’s Founding and Managing Attorney Andrew Bakaj is quoted extensively in a ThinkProgress article about the migrant children matter. Andrew’s comments concern Members of Congress requesting the Office of Inspectors General for the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Health and Human Services to conduct an inquiry on the matter. … Continue reading Managing Attorney Andrew Bakaj Quoted Extensively in “ThinkProgress” Article about the Migrant Children & Congressional Oversight

Managing Attorney Andrew Bakaj to Teach DC Bar Continuing Legal Education Course on Handling Whistleblower Claims

On June 11, 2018, CRLG Managing Attorney Andrew Bakaj and colleagues Mark Zaid and Dan Meyer will be teaching a DC Bar Continuing Legal Education Course on Handling Whistleblower Claims. To register, click on the link below. For those unable to attend in person, there will also be an on-demand webinar of this course. https://bit.ly/2sniAaz Description: Some … Continue reading Managing Attorney Andrew Bakaj to Teach DC Bar Continuing Legal Education Course on Handling Whistleblower Claims

Managing Attorney Andrew Bakaj Quoted Extensively in “Government Executive” and the “Cornell Daily Sun” Articles Concerning the Intelligence Community Whistleblower Protection Program

Compass Rose Legal Group’s Managing Attorney Andrew Bakaj was quoted in two stories about the Intelligence Community’s Whistleblower Protection Program and the events surrounding its Director. He was also quoted extensively about the absence of the Acting Intelligence Community Inspector General from Washington, DC, who was studying full time at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of … Continue reading Managing Attorney Andrew Bakaj Quoted Extensively in “Government Executive” and the “Cornell Daily Sun” Articles Concerning the Intelligence Community Whistleblower Protection Program

Managing Attorney Andrew Bakaj Quoted in the Los Angeles Times About former White House Staffer Rob Porter and the Security Clearance Process

Compass Rose Legal Group’s Managing Attorney Andrew Bakaj was quoted in a story in the Los Angeles Times this evening about Rob Porter and security clearances: The Porter case is unusual, said Andrew P. Bakaj, a lawyer who represents clients in security clearance investigations, because such serious allegations often result in immediate suspension of an … Continue reading Managing Attorney Andrew Bakaj Quoted in the Los Angeles Times About former White House Staffer Rob Porter and the Security Clearance Process

Managing Attorney Andrew Bakaj Quoted in a FOREIGN POLICY Magazine Article About Whistleblowing and the Intelligence Community Office of Inspector General

Compass Rose Legal Group’s Managing Attorney Andrew Bakaj is quoted in a Foreign Policy article discussing whistleblowing and the Intelligence Community Office of Inspector General. Specifically, Andrew responded to reporting that the office is in “disarray .” Andrew is quoted as follows: For attorneys who represent clients with pending cases in front of the inspector … Continue reading Managing Attorney Andrew Bakaj Quoted in a FOREIGN POLICY Magazine Article About Whistleblowing and the Intelligence Community Office of Inspector General

Why You Need Counsel If Your Clearance Is Revoked

Every year countless federal employees, members of the military, and federal contractors have their careers placed in jeopardy by having their security clearance or access to SCI suspended or revoked. Many individuals decide to respond to or appeal the recommendation/decision on their own. Many of these same individuals assume that, as an administrative proceeding, a … Continue reading Why You Need Counsel If Your Clearance Is Revoked

Listen to your Lawyer: Key Takeaways from the Donald Trump Jr.’s Email Release

The White House legal team has been in the news lately. This is because the media has focused on the President hiring veteran crisis-management attorney Ty Cobb, a relative of the late baseball legend, as well as the fifty-thousand-dollar retainer paid to Donald Trump Jr’s counsel before he posted Russia-related emails on Twitter. To some, … Continue reading Listen to your Lawyer: Key Takeaways from the Donald Trump Jr.’s Email Release