Madonna Dougherty, Esq., Attorney at Law, and Of Counsel to the Firm, has practiced law for over 24 years, specializing in Federal Contract law, Ethics & Compliance, Conflicts of Interest, EEO and ADA accommodations. She has supported large businesses, small disadvantaged firms, and not-for-profit institutions. Before joining the Firm, she worked at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) as their Chief Ethics Officer/Principal Compliance Officer, handling investigations and advising on litigation. Before APL, she was a corporate subject matter expert on Organizational Conflict of Interest (OCI) for Lockheed Martin Corporation, providing advice and counsel on all aspects of OCI, including authoring testimony presented to Congress. Madonna is well versed in administrative proceedings and how the Federal Government works. She is dedicated to representing clients with enthusiasm and professionalism, and understands the stress and intimidation coming forward with a claim against your employer.
Madonna has been a sought after public speaker, having presented to large conferences, participated on OCI panels, industry groups, and to educational seminars for the Ethics & Compliance Initiative, Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics, National Contracts Management Association, and others. She is a 1993 graduate of The Columbus School of Law, with a B.S. from University of Maryland in Accounting. Madonna is licensed to practice law in Maryland.
While not representing clients, Madonna does pro bono work for Kids in Need of Defense, and volunteers for various non-profit institutions. She is also an avid traveler, wine taster, skier, hiker, book reader and has a true love affair with just about any beach.
LICENSED TO PRACTICE LAW IN MARYLAND ONLY. NOT ADMITTED TO THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA BAR. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA PRACTICE LIMITED TO PROVIDING LEGAL SERVICES TO MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC SOLELY BEFORE A SPECIAL COURT, DEPARTMENT, OR AGENCY OF THE UNITED STATES.
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“Ms. Young has been an absolute pleasure to work with! She is poised, calm, razor-sharp and professional when advocating her client’s case to agency attorneys and judges. She has a remarkable grasp of ...”
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“After years of continuous discrimination and exhausting my Agency chain of command, I turned to Attorney John Mahoney for his expertise. John took my case and advised me of my best possible choices ...”
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“Mr. Mahoney and his team were very instrumental in resolving my agency’s proposed removal action. Once I engaged his services, the team actively worked on my case and kept me abreast of all ...”
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“Mr. Mahoney was extremely knowledgeable, professional, and responsive in handling my case. When going up against the federal government, you want someone who knows what they are doing and an attorney ...”
Feb 27, 2018 - Kittery, ME
“I would like to thank Attorney Lisa Windsor for her excellent representation during my disability discrimination case. After being subjected to disability discrimination and a hostile work environment ...”
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“Dear Attorney Mahoney, I carefully listened to your recent Federal News Radio interview. You have professionally highlighted the significant atrocities inflicted upon the federal employees, ...”
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“I fully recommend Lisa Windsor for the exceptionally hard work she puts into a case. Lisa was relentless in pursuing every possible legal and administrative measure from Medical Boards to the BCMR. ...”
Jan 24, 2017 - , SD
“When my agency placed me on indefinite administrative leave after 29 years of service, my first reaction, after the initial shock, was to find a lawyer who knew federal employee law. Later, when they ...”
Mar 9, 2015 - Woodbridge, VA
“Attorney John Mahoney represented me in an EEOC case against a charge levied against me with a proposed dismissal from a federal government position, which I held for over two decades. Mine was a ...”
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“Mr. Mahoney, as a victim, when dealing with Equal Employment Opportunity Issues, it can be an emotional rollercoaster. The lawyer that a victim selects is very important. I have hired numerous lawyers ...”