JOANNA FRIEDMAN, A PARTNER AT THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, SPEAKS WITH GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE ON WHETHER HATCH ACT NEEDS TO BE UPDATED

Does the Hatch Act Need a Makeover for the Trump Era? By Charles S. Clark July 11, 2019 The Office of Special Counsel wants “to put a big roll of masking tape over my mouth!,” said Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway, speaking to Fox News in June two weeks after that independent office recommended […]

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ISABEL COTTRELL , AN ASSOCIATE AT THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, AUTHORS A COLUMN FOR FEDSMITH ON LATEST HAPPENINGS AT ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL

Rough Time in Court for Architect of the Capitol July 10, 2019 It has been a rough past few weeks for the Architect of the Capitol, an agency in the legislative branch responsible for the maintenance of the Capitol and its grounds, as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued two decisions sending […]

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DEBRA D’AGOSTINO, FOUNDING PARTNER OF THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, Writes About the Impact two recent Supreme Court cases have on federal agencies

  What Feds Should Know About Two Recent Supreme Court Rulings By Debra D’Agostino 11:26 AM ET In late June, the Supreme Court issued decisions in two cases concerning the limits of executive agencies’ authority. While the Court maintained the status quo for now, both cases demonstrate the Court’s willingness to chip away at long-standing […]

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JOANNA FRIEDMAN, A PARTNER AT THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, TALKS WITH THE WASHINGTON POST ABOUT THE RARITY OF DIRECTED REASSIGNMENTS AND THE USDA

These USDA employees face a stark choice: Move to Kansas City or be fired Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and President Trump speak during a signing ceremony for a farm bill. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) Relocation could seriously disrupt the work of two agencies July 1 at 6:00 AM The Agriculture Department is offering employees a […]

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JOANNA FRIEDMAN, A PARTNER AT THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, Talks “Adverse Action” and the USDA with The New Food Economy

  June 28th, 2019 “Everyone here is just so depressed”: USDA’s research employees have two weeks to decide whether to move to Kansas In the latest wrinkle, ERS employees who choose not to move will have “Adverse Action” placed on their records, marring future employment prospects. As the Department of Agriculture (USDA) plows forward with […]

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RICARDO J.A. PITTS-WILEY, A PARTNER AT THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, APPEARS ON GOVERNMENT MATTERS TO Discuss the latest at OPM

Threat of furloughs & layoffs looms at OPM Published on June 20, 2019 Ricardo J.A. Pitts-Wiley, partner at the Federal Practice Group, discusses the possibility of furloughs at the Office of Personnel Management, and how they are being used as “a weapon.” The Office of Personnel Management is at a major crossroads. Acting OPM Director […]

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CAROL THOMPSON, A PARTNER AT THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, SPEAKS WITH THE TICKER TAPE ON MARIJUANA STOCKS AND YOUR SECURITY CLEARANCE

High Risk? Cannabis Sector’s Legal Conflict Puts Investors in Haze June 20, 2019 5 min read Photo by Getty Images Though the cannabis sector has matured in recent years, navigating the still murky legal environment surrounding marijuana stocks might be enough to leave many investors feeling a bit dazed and confused. For starters, marijuana remains […]

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JOANNA FRIEDMAN, A PARTNER AT THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, Joins Federal Drive to talk Kellyanne Conway

What’s the Hatch Act and why is Special Counsel concerned Conway violated it? June 17, 2019 10:45 am The Office of Special Counsel surprised the federal community with last week’s recommendation that White House aide Kellyanne Conway get canned. OSC found her to be a serial breaker of the Hatch Act, a venerable law that […]

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JOANNA FRIEDMAN, A PARTNER AT THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, Discusses the Hatch Act and Kellyanne Conway

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Astrid Lockwood, a senior associate at the Federal PRACTICE GROUP, is featured on An Imperfect Union

Astrid Lockwood, a senior associate at the Federal PRACTICE GROUP, is featured on An Imperfect Union to discuss whether people trying to immigrate to the U.S. are seeking asylum or taking advantage of the U.S. To view the episode please click on the An Imperfect Union logo below.

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