The attorneys of Shaw Bransford & Roth (SB&R) have many years of experience representing federal employees and private contractors in obtaining, retaining and adjudicating their security clearances. Whether assisting applicants with their security paperwork (i.e., SF 86) or responding to an adjudicative concern regarding eligibility for a clearance, SB&R has the breadth of experience to assist you. SB&R attorneys can represent you in security clearance matters, whether you work overseas, on the west coast, or in the Metropolitan Washington, D.C. area.
With regard to private contractors, the security clearance process is governed by Executive Order 10865 and DoD Directive 5220.6. This process accords federal contractors full due process rights, including a hearing before an Administrative Judge at the Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals (DOHA) regarding the revocation or initial denial of a security clearance. SB&R attorneys have extensive experience in representing private contractors throughout this process and have appeared on behalf of clients at numerous DOHA hearings.
With regard to federal employees, the security clearance process is governed by Executive Order 12968. This process accords employees due process rights within the employing agency, including an opportunity to respond in writing and orally to the revocation of a security clearance. SB&R attorneys have extensive experience in representing federal employees in security clearance matters.
Another facet of our security clearance service is to provide advice and representation to companies regarding hiring decisions, issues relating to company security programs, and employee security clearances (e.g., government contractors needing facility security clearances).