Washington DC National Security Lawyer
Washington, DC, is the nation’s capital, and as such it is centered around the activities of the federal government. Many government employees and government contractors require security clearances to do their jobs. The laws and regulations governing these security clearances are quite complex and often trip up honest individuals who are just trying to get through the process.
This is where the Washington DC national security lawyers at Henault & Sysko Chartered can help. Our practice focuses on assisting clients with legal issues related to security clearances and national security law in general. If you need legal advice in any of the following areas, contact us today:
- Security Clearance
- Security Clearance Adjudications & Appeals
- Government Contracting
- Government Suitability & Fitness
- Industrial Security Clearance
- Intelligence & Defense Community
- NSA Hearings
Do You Need Help Dealing with the Security Clearance Process?
Henault & Sysko Chartered was founded by former members of the U.S. Intelligence Community, so we have a deep understanding of national security laws and how they affect employees and contractors throughout the federal government. Whether this is your first time obtaining a security clearance, or you’re looking to renew or retain an existing clearance, we can walk you through the process from start to finish.
A security clearance is not your typical background check. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and the Defense Security Service (DSS) will scrutinize every area of your life, from your employment history and foreign travel to your family relationships and financial situation. Remember, a security clearance is a privilege and not a right, and there are many factors that may lead to an adverse decision.
Also note that security clearances are not permanent. The government will periodically re-investigate you and decide whether you may keep your clearance. And the higher your clearance, the more frequent these additional investigations occur. For example, if you hold a “Top Secret” or “Highly Sensitive” security clearance, you can expect a re-investigation at least once every 5 years.
If your security clearance is denied or revoked for any reason, you do have certain, limited rights to an administrative appeal. It is important to act quickly in such cases, however, and work with a DC national security lawyer who has experience in filing and handling such appeals. Henault & Sysko Chartered can help you prepare a detailed brief that puts your strongest case forward for granting or retaining a security clearance, including pointing out any mitigating factors that might resolve the government’s concerns about your honesty or trustworthiness.
Get Advice and Representation from Experienced Washington DC National Security Lawyers
In addition to security clearance matters, Henault & Sysko Chartered can also represent you if you have been accused of violating national security or intelligence regulations, or are the target of an Office of the Inspector General investigation. We can also assist in performing an internal audit of your government contracting firm to ensure you are in compliance with all applicable national security.
Whatever your DC national security issue may be, Henault & Sysko Chartered offers experienced, professional representation. Call our offices today at 410-768-9300 to schedule an initial consultation so we can sit down and learn more about your legal needs and how we can best advise you.