“Tom Brokaw Denies Sexually Harassing Former NBC News Colleague” (NBC News)

Tom Brokaw, the retired longtime anchor of “NBC Nightly News,” denied a former colleague’s accusation on Thursday that he tried to kiss and grope her when she was an NBC News correspondent during the 1990s. The former correspondent, Linda Vester, told The Washington Post and Variety that Brokaw, who at 78 is 26 years older than she, twice made … 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.

“All Men Should Be Facing the Mirror On Sexual Harassment” by Ari Wilkenfeld (The Washington Post)

Ari Wilkenfeld is a founding partner at Wilkenfeld, Herendeen & Atkinson and has been a civil rights and employment attorney for more than 20 years. A little more than two weeks ago, NBC fired Matt Lauer after my client provided a confidential complaint about the former “Today” show host of 20 years. Women have come forward in different ways … Read more

Matt Lauer’s Accuser Has a Veteran Washington Civil Rights Lawyer on Her Side (National Law Journal)

Matt Lauer in New York. Ari Wilkenfeld, a longtime civil rights and employment lawyer in Washington, is representing the woman who brought sexual misconduct claims this week against NBC “Today” show host Matt Lauer, fired just days after the allegations were made.Wilkenfeld confirmed to The National Law Journal on Wednesday that he brought the woman’s claims … 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

Zinke says his workers are disloyal. They say his personnel moves break the law.

“As Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke blasted many within his department for being disloyal to the Trump administration’s agenda this week, the agency’s inspector general’s office continued a probe into whether officials acted inappropriately when they abruptly reassigned dozens of senior workers.” Read more.