Debra Roth

  • Debra Roth, Partner, Shaw, Bransford and Roth

    How much control can agencies exert over employees’ behavior when they are on work trips? And in social-work situations, what are the hard-and-fast rules that employees should follow? Two recent incidents make us ask. The Secret Service recently recalled three agents from an overseas trip after they were caught drunk. On the other hand, the Veterans Affairs Department has rehired an employee who admitted to drinking and driving on a business trip. A passenger fell out of his van and died. In this week’s, Legal Loop, federal employment attorney Debra Roth discusses these thorny issues with Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp.

  • Debra Roth, partner, Shaw, Bransford & Roth

    The strange case of Lois Lerner – a federal official pleading the fifth – and the IRS.

  • Federal Drive Show Blog – January 30, 2014

    On the Federal Drive show blog, you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.

  • Federal News Countdown: OPM RIFs, limited government crusader retiring

    Debra Roth, partner at Shaw Bransford and Roth, and Robert Shea, principal at Grant Thornton, count down the top three federal stories of the week with Francis Rose on Federal News Countdown.

  • Investigating ideas for a better government

    John Hudak and Phil Wallach with the Brookings Institution will discuss the top federal government issues in 2013, and what’s ahead in the new year. December 20, 2013

  • FEDTALK EXCLUSIVE: An inside look at the DEA and U.S. Marshal’s Service

    Debra Roth hosts a roundtable discussion of federal law enforcement issues, and how agency interaction has changed since 9/11. November 15, 2013

  • Federal Drive Show Blog – November 7, 2013

    On the Federal Drive show blog, you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.

  • Social media creates tricky situation for feds

    The line between protected and restricted speech is a fine one. After White House employee Jofi Joseph was fired for using an incognito Twitter handle to openly criticize the government, questions arose about federal employees’ rights in using social media.

  • Federal Drive Show Blog – October 24, 2013

    On the Federal Drive show blog, you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.

  • Q&A with author John Maclean

    Author John Maclean will discuss his latest book on the 2006 Esperanza Fire in southern California. September 6, 2013