Category: Firm News

Nothing to celebrate” New efforts do nothing to fix mismanagement at the VA

Debra D'Agostino of The Federal Practice Group discusses how the latest efforts to fix the Department of Veterans Affairs simply are doing nothing to help its performance improve.

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Bergdahl’s bigger crime: Misbehavior before the enemy

Eric Montalvo and Carol Thompson of The Federal Practice Group break down Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s bigger crime: Misbehavior before the enemy for Military Times.

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Trump nominees show up for work without waiting for Senate approval

Debra D'Agostino of The Federal Practice Group discusses the Federal Vacancies Reform Act with Politico's Andrew Restuccia.

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House Moves Bills Enhancing Whistleblower Protections

Joanna Friedman of The Federal Practice Group speaks with Charlie Clarke from Government Executive on the latest bill before Congress that will enhance Whistleblower protections.

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2017 District of Columbia Judicial and Bar Conference Justice for All? Bias and Discrimination in the 21st Century

Washington, D.C. –April 19, 2017 — The 42nd Annual conference hosted jointly by the Judicial Conference of the District of Columbia and the District of Columbia Bar was held April 7, 2017 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. The theme of this year’s conference was Justice for All? and featured seminars on topics like “Electing […]

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Two WAPA Employees Expose Purchase-Card Irregularity

The Federal Practice Group recently represented two clients in cases against WAPA, the Western Area Power Administration, which is currently under investigation for misuse of public funds. It all began when Nate Elam, a former assistant regional manager at WAPA, noticed that government employees were using U.S. government purchase cards to buy items from sporting […]

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Debra D’Agostino Featured as Guest Speaker on Fed Access Radio Show

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Debra D’Agostino Discusses Trump Immigration Order, Employee Rights in Washington Post Article

The Federal Practice Group Founding Partner Debra D’Agostino recently shared her insight with The Washington Post in a Federal Insider article on President Trump’s executive order on immigration. The article – To resist or not, the federal employee’s dilemma – discusses the rights of federal employees who may find themselves having to enforce dubious and controversial laws. […]

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Debra D’Agostino Featured on Federal News Radio

Debra D’Agostino, founding partner of the Federal Practice Group, was recently featured on Federal News Radio, where she discussed the rights of whistleblowers in the intelligence community with host Tom Temin. Ms. D’Agostino addressed the following topics in her interview: What constitutes a protected disclosure? How do agency executives sort out public-spirited whistleblowers from mean-spirited leakers? […]

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The Protection of Federal Employees’ First Amendment Rights

Debra D’Agostino, a federal employment attorney and co-founder of the Federal Practice Group,was recently featured on Nextgov.com, discussing free speech protections for federal employees. Although the Presidential and Federal Records Act Amendment of 2014 mandates that federal officials make copies of government-related communication sent over private emails, that does not mean they forfeit their right […]

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