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 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

Letter to the Editor: Whistleblower Protections Are Getting Stronger

Compass Rose Legal Group’s Managing Attorney Andrew Bakaj and colleague Mark Zaid write a follow-on article with Just Security regarding PPD-19 whistleblower protections. Andrew and Mark are handling multiple clients with PPD-19 appeals, and they have already forged precedent-setting decisions. While not the topic of the article, PPD-19 is the key mechanism by which federal … Continue reading Letter to the Editor: Whistleblower Protections Are Getting Stronger

Whistleblower Reinstated in Job in Test Case for NSA and Intelligence Community

A follow-on article to Managing Attorney Andrew Bakaj’s and colleague Mark Zaid’s Op-Ed in Just Security regarding activity within the NSA. Andrew and Mark are handling multiple clients with PPD-19 appeals, and they have already forged precedent-setting decisions. To read this article, please click here: Whistleblower Reinstated in Job in Test Case for NSA and … Continue reading Whistleblower Reinstated in Job in Test Case for NSA and Intelligence Community

Managing Attorney Andrew Bakaj and Colleague Mark Zaid Publish an Op-Ed in Just Security Regarding Protections for National Security Whistleblowers

Today the firm’s Managing Attorney, Andrew Bakaj, and his colleague, Mark Zaid, had an op-ed published in Just Security about recent events at the National Security Agency (NSA) involving PPD-19, Protecting Whistleblowers with Access to Classified Information. The investigative program is one that Andrew developed at CIA, which is based on a program he refined … Continue reading Managing Attorney Andrew Bakaj and Colleague Mark Zaid Publish an Op-Ed in Just Security Regarding Protections for National Security Whistleblowers

Can the President of the United States be the Subject of a Whistleblower Reprisal Investigation?

On January 26, 2017, ABC News Reported that President Trump issued a memorandum to certain Federal Employees restricting their communication with Congress. If true, this poses a problem for all Federal Employees because communications to Congress and the relevant Congressional Committees are protected communications by law. (see The Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act, the Intelligence Community … Continue reading Can the President of the United States be the Subject of a Whistleblower Reprisal Investigation?