Comment from Sahar Nowrouzzadeh in Response to State Department Inspector General’s Report on Retaliation Against Civil Servants

Washington, D.C. – Today, November 14, 2019, Sahar Nowrouzzadeh, a State Department employee and her attorney, Katherine Atkinson, released the following statements in response to the U.S. Department of State’s Office of the Inspector General’s report on improper personnel practices by State Department officials.  In 2017, Ms. Nowrouzzadeh was a career State Department employee on … Read more

Statement from Joel Clement and Katherine Atkinson in response to the Department of Interior’s Inspector General’s report on the reassignment of career SES employees

Today, Joel Clement, the civil servant who filed a whistleblower complaint against the Department of the Interior; and Katherine Atkinson, the attorney from Wilkenfeld, Herendeen & Atkinson representing Joel Clement, released the following statements in response to the Department of Interior’s (DOI) Inspector General’s (IG’s) report on the reassignment of career SES employees.

Why Doesn’t Congress Play by the Same Rules?

“Imagine if people accused of sexual harassment got to choose whether they would face consequences for their misconduct, and that victims would be prohibited from discussing their experiences with anyone outside their immediate family. Unfortunately, to the detriment of countless victims, this has been the precise system for addressing allegations of sexual harassment in Congress … Read more

Trump Administration Whistleblower Sues DOI

On behalf of WHA client Joel Clement, Katherine Atkinson filed a lawsuit against the Department of the Interior today due to DOI’s failure to respond to Joel’s requests for records under the Freedom of Information Act. Members of Congress have also requested records related to the mass reassignment of members of the Senior Executive Service … Read more

WHA Client Blows the Whistle on Trump Administration

Department of the Interior Senior Executive Joel Clement filed a whistleblower retaliation complaint with the U.S. Office of Special Counsel. Read Mr. Clement’s opinion piece in The Washington Post to learn more about it, and download the complaint below. Retaliation Complaint Whistleblower Disclosure