National security and human rights lawyer @ ExposeFacts
Jesselyn Radack is a national security and human rights lawyer who directs the Whistleblower & Source Protection Project (WHISPeR) at ExposeFacts. Her program provides legal protection, public advocacy, and the latest in encryption technology for whistleblower, sources, hacktivists, and journalists. She has been at the forefront of defending against the government’s unprecedented “war on whistleblowers.” Among her clients, she represents Edward Snowden and eight other national security and intelligence community employees who have been investigated, charged or prosecuted under the Espionage Act for allegedly mishandling classified information.
She also represents clients bringing whistleblower retaliation complaints in federal court and various administrative bodies. Previously, she served on the DC Bar Legal Ethics Committee and worked at the Justice Department for seven years, first as a trial attorney and later as a legal ethics advisor. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Guardian, Nation, Salon, and numerous academic law reviews. Ms. Radack received the “Sam Adams Associates for Integrity in Intelligence Award” in 2011; the “Hugh M. Hefner First Amendment Award” in 2012; was named one of Foreign Policy magazine’s “Leading Global Thinkers of 2013,” and is a 2014-2017 Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow.