What To Do If You’ve Been Denied Security Clearance
Has your security clearance been denied, suspended or revoked? The federal government denies security clearances for many reasons, including financial, criminal, mental health, foreign contact and other issues. However, the government’s denial of a security clearance may be appealed. Because a security clearance is vital to your career, you need an experienced security clearance attorney to help you fight for your livelihood.
I conducted security clearance investigations for more than six years as a Special Investigator for a federal contractor to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. My investigations covered every detail required by the stringent guidelines issued by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management and other federal agencies. I understand the approval process for a security clearance, and what is needed to overcome or mitigate the negative factors that led to a denial, suspension or revocation.
Whether you need assistance completing the initial application for a security clearance (SF-86/e-QIP), responding to a Statement of Reasons, or require representation at a formal hearing, I can help. The security clearance appeals process is adversarial, and the government will be represented by an attorney who is seeking to convince an administrative law judge (or similar official) to uphold the government’s denial or revocation of your clearance. You must have an experienced attorney on your side to help protect your ability to obtain, or maintain, your security clearance.