I am pleased to announce that I negotiated a rare settlement with the Defense Intelligence Agency for my client John Dullahan, a former analyst who was unceremoniously terminated and had his security clearance revoked without any due process on the grounds of "national security" in 2009. The settlement, including the back pay, amounted to approximately $350,000. We filed suit in January 2010 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The Complaint can be found here: http://www.fas.org/sgp/jud/dullahan.pdf .

Back in June, during the course of the litigation, Secretary of Defense Gates granted the appeal I had filed challenging the termination process. Unfortunately the security clearance issue remains alive but I was not likely to cure that problem through this lawsuit. But our battle is not yet over!

This story appeared in November 22, 2011's online Washington Post. The original front page Washington Post story which appeared a year ago can be found here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/11/26/AR201011....

– submitted by Mark S. Zaid