Experience

Defeated Statement of Reasons Alleging Late Federal Tax Payments

Obtained withdrawal of a Statement of Reasons alleging late federal tax payments, resulting in our client’s security clearance being granted immediately. When our client was facing government allegations that he and his wife had not properly paid joint income taxes, we collected evidence of issues beyond his control from the Internal Revenue Service and argued that all Adjudicative Guideline F security concerns had been mitigated. The government withdrew its Statement of Reasons less than a month after receiving our arguments and evidence.

Favorable Outcome for First-time Security Clearance Applicant

Successfully convinced Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals (DOHA) to withdraw Statement of Reasons against first-time security clearance applicant involving allegations of Adjudicative Guideline H conduct during college.

Mitigation of FOCI Concerns for Facility Clearance Eligible Companies

Successfully mitigated Foreign Ownership, Control or Influence (FOCI) concerns for facility clearance eligible companies related to Sweden, Germany, Canada, Japan, Norway, Finland, India, Slovakia and the United Kingdom.

Defense of Client's Top Secret Clearance

Successfully defended Top Secret security clearance during Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals hearing of government allegations under Adjudicative Guidelines H and E.

Withdrawal of Statement of Reasons Against USAF Veteran

Secured withdrawal of Statement of Reasons issued by the Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals against United States Air Force Veteran working as cleared contractor in combat theatre.

Defeated Bid Protest of $320 Million Contract Award

Successfully defeated bid protest of a national intelligence agency contract award worth more than $320 million over 10 years. When an unsuccessful bidder brought a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) protest against our client’s receipt of a valuable government contract, we rapidly delivered persuasive and detailed arguments and evidence to the SBA, defeating the protest completely.

Defeated False Allegations to Save Government Contractor's Job

Quickly secured reversal of a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Notice of Proposed Action (NOPA) to find our client unsuitable for employment as a government contractor. In just 15 days, we collected evidence from multiple third-party witnesses to defeat false allegations of dishonest and illegal conduct by our client. We succeeded in convincing CBP to reverse its NOPA and to find our client fully suitable for employment, saving his job.

Prepared Security Clearance Applicant to Successfully Represent Himself

When our client was facing significant Adjudicative Guideline F allegations and desired to represent himself at the Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals (DOHA), we prepared his testimony and other evidence for the hearing. We rehearsed with him extensively, including his cross-examination by Department Counsel. Based on the quality of his testimony and evidence, the presiding Administrative Judge granted his security clearance.

Withdrawal of Statement of Reasons Against CEO

Achieved withdrawal of Statement of Reasons issued against company's chief executive officer alleging Adjudicative Guideline F concerns related to federal taxes.

Withdrawal of Statement of Reasons Related to First-Time Security Clearance Applicant

Convinced the Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals to withdraw a Statement of Reasons issued to a first-time security clearance applicant alleging concern under Adjudicative Guidelines B and C related to India.

Withdrawal of Statement of Reasons Against Company Executive

Achieved withdrawal of Statement of Reasons issued by Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals to company executive alleging past Adjudicative Guideline H concerns.

TRO Secured for Financial Client

Obtained a temporary restraining order for a wealth management firm against a former employee regarding the violation of a nonsolicitation agreement. The employee, who had provided services to approximately 300 households representing about $50 million in assets, had signed a confidentiality and nonsolicitation agreement stating he would not directly or indirectly do business with or attempt to take away any of his employer’s clients.

Defeated Manufacturer's Attempt to Obtain TRO Enforcing Noncompete

Defeated manufacturer’s attempt to obtain a temporary restraining order (TRO) in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri enforcing a noncompete agreement against a former plant manager. This resulted in a complete victory for the plant manager, allowing him to work for his new employer in the same industry.

Resolution for College in Consumer Protection Litigation

Represented client college in a consumer protection investigation and subsequent litigation brought by the Illinois attorney general. Following negotiations, the matter was revolved on favorable terms.

Favorable Resolution in Breach of Contract Suit

Represented an ambulance service provider who had an exclusive contract to provide services for an entire county. When the county government attempted to breach the client's contract, we filed a lawsuit to protect the client's rights and negotiate a favorable resolution.