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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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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JOANNA FRIEDMAN, A PARTNER AT THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, Speaks with FEDERAL DRIVE TO TAKELLYANNE CONWAY

Hatch Act isn’t just about campaign buttons June 14, 2019 3:57 pm 3 min read 23 Shares        Given its relatively small size, the Office of Special Counsel can be a mouse that roared. But in a first, OSC has recommended the firing of a political appointee over what it called repeated violations of the […]

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JOANNA FRIEDMAN, A PARTNER AT THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, SPEAKS WITH Huffington Post on A Court Blocking Trump’s Bid To Weaken Unions

POLITICS 06/04/2019 05:45 am ET Updated Jun 04, 2019 A Court Blocked Trump’s Bid To Weaken Unions and The White House Found Another Way With a hand from political appointees, agencies are chipping away at federal union contracts at the bargaining table By Dave Jamieson President Donald Trump suffered a major legal setback last August […]

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The Federal Practice Group Wishes to Congratulate Mohammed Fahim Hashimy on his Appointment as Minister of Communications and Information Technologies

The Federal Practice Group Wishes to Congratulate His Excellency Mohammed Fahim Hashimy on his Appointment as Minister of Communications and Information Technologies His Excellency Mohammed Fahim Hashimy is best known for organizing and establishing 1TV Media, the premium family entertainment TV channel in Afghanistan. In his new role he will be responsible for regulating and […]

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JOANNA FRIEDMAN, A PARTNER AT THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, SPEAKS WITH FEDERAL NEWS NETWORK ON THE lINGERING IMPACT OF TRUMP’S EXECUTIVE ORDERS ON THE UNIONS

Despite court decision, unions still feel impacts of Trump’s workforce executive ordersMay 13, 2019 5:58 pm Soon after a federal district court overturned key provisions of the President’s three workforce executive orders last year, federal unions declared the court’s decision a win.The executive orders, which President Donald Trump signed last May, prompted agencies with soon-to-be […]

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Three Federal Practice Group Attorneys Named 2019 Washington, DC Super Lawyers

 The Federal Practice Group is proud to announce its two Founding Partners were each selected as members of the 2019 class of Super Lawyers for its 2019 Washington, DC list for outstanding legal talent. Eric Montalvo, who was a 2016 Rising Star, was selected for his work in the practice area of Military & Veterans […]

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JOANNA FRIEDMAN, A PARTNER AT THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, SPEAKS WITH FEDERAL NEWS NETWORK ON THE IMPACT OF MSPB BUDGET CUTS

MSPB warns of longer appeals times, more workforce cuts under Trump’s proposed budget cut April 17, 2019 6:51 pm  The Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) has said the President’s proposed budget cut of 10% next year would have an “immediate and direct negative impact” on the agency’s operations. The White House 2020 budget request recommended […]

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