Category: Firm News

Federal Practice attorney Bill Cowden part of CNN Tonight panel

Former Assistant US Attorney Bill Cowden, now of The Federal Practice Group, joined CNN Tonight moderator Don Lemon and fellow panelists Renato Mariotti and Juliette Kayyem to discuss the latest in the Michael Cohen saga, and how it could impact President Trump.

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Agents Raid Office of Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen in Connection With Stormy Daniels Payments

Bill Cowden of The Federal Practice Group speaks with the Wall Street Journal on the latest in the FBI raid on Michael Cohen's office, and how it relates to the payments made to Stormy Daniels.

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Security clearance process remains ‘broken’ despite 2016 changes

Christopher Graham, who has been a long time member of the security clearance community and is Of Counsel for The Federal Practice Group, weighs in on the 'broken' security clearance process despite the 2016 changes.

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Ousted FBI official McCabe offered jobs by Dem lawmakers so he can get full pension

Partner Joanna Friedman of The Federal Practice Group speaks with Fox News about how difficult it would be for a congressional member to hire Andrew McCabe into the correct job series in order to help him collect his full pension.

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Denying FBI’s McCabe His Pension Would be Unusual, Attorneys Say

Joanna Friedman, a partner with The Federal Practice Group, provides her expertise on the FBI denying Andrew McCabe his pension and whether politics played a role.

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Trump’s VA is Purging Civil Servants

Debra D'Agostino, a founding partner of The Federal Practice Group, places much of the blame on the HR capabilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs as opposed to the laws that are in place to remove federal employees.

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Nepotism aside, Kushner is part of a big club when it comes to security clearance problems

Founding Partner Debra D'Agostino of The Federal Practice Group talks the difference between Jared Kushner's recent security clearance woes, and those of what her clients would be facing. "Most of my clients would already be indefinitely suspended," said D'Agostino. To read Joe Davidson’s complete story click on the link: https://tinyurl.com/y95z3r2n

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They reported sexual harassment. Then the retaliation began

Elizabeth Flock of PBS Newshour spoke with Federal Practice Group client Melissa Moore on how rampant sexual harassment is at the U.S. Forest Service. What makes this story worse is retaliation those who complain face. Here is a link to the story:

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Trump’s plan to use VA firing practices at other agencies threatens civil service workers — and the public

Debra D'Agostino, founding partner of The Federal Practice Group, discusses why the new lower burden of proof provided by the VA Accountability Act is making it much easier for VA decisions to be upheld with Joe Davidson of the Washington Post.

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Intelligence Community Whistleblowers Are On Thin Ice

Debra D'Agostino, a founding partner at The Federal Practice Group, takes a look at Dan Meyer and the whistleblower rights of employees in the Intelligence Community for Government Executive.

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