Debra L. Roth

Debra L. Roth: Attorney with Shaw Bransford & Roth P.C.
  • Partner at Shaw Bransford & Roth P.C.
  • 1100 Connecticut Avenue NW Suite 900, Washington, DC 20036-4101
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Debra L. Roth is the managing partner at Shaw Bransford & Roth, where she has practiced since 1989. Ms. Roth’s law practice concentrates on representing federal officials and employees in all aspects of federal personnel employment law. Her practice focuses on representing federal executives and managers, and on representation of federal employees and law enforcement officers in Inspector General, internal, and congressional investigations. Ms. Roth’s practice also includes representing federal employees, applicants, and contractors in security clearance and suitability proceedings. In addition, Ms. Roth and the law firm attorneys also provide legal advice to and representation of small and medium sized agencies on a multitude of federal personnel law and employment discrimination matters by assisting agencies with employee relations, EEO, and labor relations issues on sensitive or complex personnel matters for which a conflict of interest exists in the agency’s internal office of general counsel. This has included representation of agencies during appeals at the Merit Systems Protection Board, defense of EEO complaints, including litigating before the EEOC, and conducting misconduct or other management investigations, into integrity issues, violations of the agency’s rules of conduct and sexual harassment (Faragher and Ellerth) investigations.

Ms. Roth also provides legal services to small private sector employers on an array of employment matters including: federal anti-discrimination and civil rights laws; employment contracts; EEO training; civil rights investigations; and human resources policies and procedures.

Ms. Roth has been retained at the expense of the U.S. Department of Justice to act as private defense counsel to federal officials sued individually in Bivens and common law tort lawsuits in cases where the Justice Department has determined a conflict exists with direct DOJ representation.

Ms. Roth currently serves as General Counsel to the Senior Executives Association.

Ms. Roth is also a frequent lecturer, sharing her specialized knowledge and experience on federal employment law at conferences and seminars designed for federal supervisors, executives, and employee relations professionals. In addition to being a frequent lecturer, she serves as an Advisory Board member on the Federal Dispute Resolution training conference which is a premiere annual conference on federal personnel law. Ms. Roth also appears on a variety of radio shows and regularly hosts the law firm’s radio show FEDtalk on Federal News Radio.

In addition to her practice of law, Ms. Roth is member of the Board of Directors for the Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund (FEEA). FEEA is the only independent, nonprofit 501c3 organization devoted solely to providing emergency financial assistance and scholarships to our dedicated civilian federal and postal public servants and their families.

Areas of Practice (10)

  • Federal Government Law
  • Federal Employment Law
  • Federal Personnel Law
  • Security Clearances
  • Private Sector Employers
  • GSA Schedule Legal Services
  • Federal Agency Legal Services
  • Bivens Representation
  • Freedom of Information
  • Association Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
202-463-8400  Phone
202-833-8082  Fax
University Attended:
Boston University, B.A., cum laude, 1984
Law School Attended:
American University, J.D., 1988
Year of First Admission:
1989, New Jersey; 1990, District of Columbia; United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; United States Supreme Court
The District of Columbia Bar; New Jersey State Bar Association.
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  • Accepts Visa and MasterCard
  • Fixed Hourly Rates

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