Meritless Disbarment

Represented a former USAID Supervisory Contracting Officer in debarment proceedings.

Our client had been retired from the agency for over two years before it brought the debarment charges. Even though he had retired, the charge would have impacted his ability to obtain work in the future. Such a charge was highly unusual, given the client was no longer engaged in contracting work, or with the agency.

We successfully persuaded USAID that this matter was meritless and that our client should not be debarred.

Former employees of federal agencies should be aware that they may still be subject to charges of impropriety after they depart from the agency.