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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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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