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Sheldon I. Cohen has provided legal representation in national security law, private employment law, and government employment law since 1964. As a security clearance lawyer, he has advised and represented individuals and companies on issues of security clearances, polygraphs and the protection of classified national security information before virtually every intelligence and defense agency, including the CIA, DIA, NSA, NRO, NGIA, FBI and Department of Defense, in hearings before the Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals and in the Federal Courts.
Mr. Cohen was the American Bar Association lawyer-representative in the development of Executive Order 12968 concerning Access to Classified Information. He was also the ABA lawyer-representative during the amendment of the Federal Whistleblower Protection Act. He has lectured on security clearance law and security clearance practices, and is the author of numerous publications in the field including: Security Clearances and the Protection of National Security Information, Law and Procedures, published by the Department of Defense, Personnel Security Research Center (Copies available from the U.S. National Technical Information Center).
Mr. Cohen has litigated in federal and state agencies, including the MSPB and the EEOC and federal courts on behalf of individuals, private companies and government employees concerning a wide variety of employment matters, such as unjust dismissals, retirement, non-compete agreements and discrimination. His office is in Vienna, Virginia.
Mr. Cohen has been named  as one of the "Best Lawyers in Washington" in the field of National Security law by Washingtonian Magazine 
 
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