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John Mahoney, Esq., Attorney at Law, is a Top Rated Washington, DC lawyer with a nationwide focus specializing in representing federal employees, unions, employee associations, contractors, and agencies in federal employment law cases, employment discrimination cases, whistleblower retaliation complaints, MSPB appeals, EEO complaints, EEOC Cases, OFO appeals, OSC complaints, agency or Congressional conduct investigations, performance cases, proposed disciplinary actions, IG complaints, and security clearance appeals, throughout the USA and around the world. We are the attorneys for federal employees. Your attorneys for federal employee EEO cases/complaints, and your MSPB attorneys.

Contact Attorney Mahoney today or call (877) 771-2231


Interior Department Delivers Hundreds of Relocation Notices to Employees

Geographic relocations, the Trump Administration’s latest trick to “drain the swamp” of dedicated federal government employees. Shame on the Trump Administration! If you’re a federal employee subjected to an involuntary geographic relocation, you have rights.

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For more information, see https://www.govexec.com/workforce/2019/11/interior-department-delivers-hundreds-relocation-notices-employees/161246/


Congressman Elijah Cummings, Chairman of the House Government Oversight Committee and long-time Champion of Federal Employee Rights, Dies at 68

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Attorney Mahoney’s Message on the Passing of Chairman Cummings:

”So sad. We have lost a Giant of a public servant. Eternal rest grant unto him, oh Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon him.”

~ Federal Employee Attorney John P. Mahoney

For more information, see https://www.cnn.com/2019/10/17/politics/barack-obama-remembers-elijah-cummings/index.html?utm_content=2019-10-17T18%3A25%3A07&utm_term=link&utm_source=fbCNN&utm_medium=social


Supreme Court appears divided over LGBTQ job discrimination

Yesterday, the Supreme Court of the United States heard oral arguments as to whether Title 7 of the Civil Rights Act Of 1964 prohibits intentional employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. The EEOC, the agency entitled to Chevron deference under Title 7, has ruled that it does. The Court’s decision, expected by the end of June 2020, will be historic.

If you are an LGBTQ federal employee whose been discriminated or retaliated against and/or harassed because of your sexual orientation or gender identity, visit www.AttorneyMahoney.com to secure our representation. Thank you.

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/supreme-court/supreme-court-appears-divided-over-lgbtq-job-discrimination-n1063886


Murphy’s Patriots fan club

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Murphy’s Patriots v. Redskins Pregame Fundraiser Featuring Fitzy To Benefit National Brain Tumor Society in the Name of Mikey Shultz

https://www.facebook.com/1604641927/posts/10217836158568031?sfns=mo

BREAKING NEWS!: The Murphy’s Patriots Fan Club (https://www.facebook.com/groups/205034422969120/?ref=share) and Murphy’s Grand Irish Pub in Old Town Alexandria, VA (https://www.facebook.com/AlexandriaMurphys/) have decided to donate 5% of the revenue generated from the Club’s Patriots v. Redskins Pregame Party Featuring Fitzy this Saturday (https://www.facebook.com/1604641927/posts/10217836158568031?sfns=mo) to the National Brain Tumor Society (https://braintumor.org/) in the name of Mikey Shultz, the son of two of our Club’s founding and dearest members, Ed Shultz and Jessica Baker Shultz, who lost his battle with brain cancer several years ago. We hope that you will attend and raise a toast to Mikey’s memory.

Murphy’s Patriots v. Redskins Pregame Fundraiser

For more information, contact John P. Mahoney, Administrator of the Murphy’s Patriots Fan Club at his contacts below.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW AND DOWNLOAD THE PRESS RELEASE


Attorney, Michael D. Mierau, Jr., Esq., Joins Attorney Mahoney's Firm as a Partner

Michael D. Mierau, Jr., Esq.

We are pleased to announce a new partner, Michael D. Mierau, Jr., Esq., has joined our team at the Law Firm of John P. Mahoney, Esq., Attorney at Law. With over twenty years of experience in the practice of law and nearly thirty years of service in the United States Army, he is intimately familiar with how the government works. Prior to joining the law firm of John P. Mahoney, Esq., Mike Mierau retired from the U.S. Army, where he served as a Colonel in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JAG). Attorney Mierau focuses his practice in federal sector employment law. He provides representation to federal employees through a wide range of employment matters, including Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) claims of discrimination, misconduct and performance based adverse action appeals to the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), administrative misconduct investigations, prohibited personnel practice complaints, and whistleblower retaliation claims.

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Attorney John P. Mahoney is available for interviews and to provide commentary on this breaking news story

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We at The Law Firm Of John P. Mahoney, Esq., Attorneys at Law, will fight to enforce the rights and protect the careers of federal employees throughout the USA and around the world 🌎.


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Attorney John Mahoney Was Quoted Extensively and Called a “federal employment law expert” in the July 25, 2019 cyberFEDS® Article: "Allowing 'Voluntary Services' Without Pay Could Trigger Antideficiency Act Claims"

By Anjali Patel, Esq., cyberFEDS® Legal Editor Washington Bureau

“I am proud to have been asked to comment on this important issue facing federal employees.”

~ John P. Mahoney, Esq., Attorney at Law for Federal Employees

CLICK HERE to read the Article


Attorney Mahoney’s Message on the 50th Anniversary Of USA’s Moon Landing

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"On this 50th Anniversary of the USA’s Moon Landing, I thank all the federal government employees who made it happen! Happy Anniversary!”

~Attorney John P. Mahoney


ATTORNEY MAHONEY AWARDED “2019 LAWYER OF THE YEAR” BY GLOBAL LAW EXPERTS

2019 LAWYER OF THE YEAR

"I am proud to receive this award.”

~ Attorney John Mahoney


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Attorney Mahoney was Quoted in the July 11, 2019, Government Executive Article:

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Does the Hatch Act Need a Makeover for the Trump Era?

White House resistance to the special counsel raises questions about enforcement.

By CHARLES S. CLARK
Senior Correspondent

Click Here to read the Article


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Attorney John Mahoney Is Quoted Extensively In The NARFE Magazine June 2019 Article:

JUDGEMENT CALLS: FEDS AND THE COURTS

By DAVID TOBENKIN IS A FREELANCE WRITER BASED IN THE GREATER WASHINGTON, D.C. AREA

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Attorney Mahoney’s Memorial Day Message

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Today we memorialize all our brave men and women who served and sacrificed their lives upon the altar of Freedom to preserve our Union and protect our inalienable rights. We are supremely grateful for their honor and patriotism. Eternal rest grant unto them all, oh Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon them. God Bless America.


On May 9, 2019, Attorney John P. Mahoney was Selected as a 2019 Top Rated Lawyer in Labor & Employment Law

The selection will run in Corporate Counsel & The American Lawyer Magazines, as well as the National Law Journal

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“I am thrilled to once again be selected for this honor.”

~ John P. Mahoney, Esq., Attorney at Law

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Attorney John P. Mahoney, Esq., Founding & Managing Partner of the Firm, Was Recently Named a Top Lawyer for 2019 By the Washington, DC Legal Community

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April 2019: Attorney John P. Mahoney Featured As a Washington, DC Top Rated Lawyer in The National Law Journal

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Today marks the 5th anniversary of the opening of John P. Mahoney, Esq., Attorney at Law.

We have accomplished so much and helped so many in these five short years, and we're excited about what lies ahead. Thanks to all our amazing staff, and here's to making the next five years even better!

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Attorney Mahoney will be featured in the April issue of the National Law Journal

Check Out My New National Law Journal DC/Metro Top Rated Lawyers 2019 Bio, to published in the April edition of the NLJ!

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Attorney Mahoney Named an AV Preeminent®, Distinguished®, and DC/Metro Top Rated Lawyer for 2019

For the 16th straight year, Attorney Mahoney was recently named an AV Preeminent®, Distinguished®, and DC/Metro Top Rated Lawyer for 2019, and will be featured as such in an upcoming issue of the National Law Journal


Attorney, Melissa Lolotai, Esq., Joins Attorney Mahoney's Firm as a Partner

We are proud to announce that Melissa Lolotai, Esq., has joined the Law Firm of John P. Mahoney, Esq., Attorney at Law, as a partner. Ms. Lolotai specializes in federal employment law, including representation in Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), Title 38, Office of Special Counsel (whistleblower retaliation), administrative investigation, performance, and misconduct matters.

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ATTORNEY JOHN MAHONEY'S MESSAGE ON MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY, 2019

Happy Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. I am proud and humbled to work every day to honor Dr. King's legacy and fulfill his Dream by enforcing one of his greatest achievements, the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The entire world owes him an enormous debt of gratitude for all he did to make us better people in a better world.

-- Attorney John Mahoney's message on Martin Luther King Day, 2019


January 18, 2019- Here's the Real Story

There is no crisis on the border and we should not be spending $20 Billion or more to build an ineffective Trump trademarked Wall there. If they really believed a crisis on the border existed, the GOP, which controlled all three branches of the federal government for tha last two years, could have built the wall. The GOP once again shutdown the federal government because they want to strip federal employees of Constitutional job protections in an effort to politicize the civil service and return federal employment to the spoils system of the 1800s or simply contract out federal employee functions to GOP-owned government contractors (a.k.a., “Drain the Swamp”). Why is this all happening since the Democrats won the House?

To distract the public’s attention from this story:

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/jasonleopold/trump-russia-cohen-moscow-tower-mueller-investigation.


“I was honored to be asked to provide commentary on this important issue facing federal government employees”

~ Attorney John P. Mahoney

Attorney Mahoney Quoted in Recent Government Executive Article: State Department Defends Unusual Recall of Furloughed Staffers, With Pay

“Asked to comment on the move’s legality, federal employee attorney John Mahoney said, ‘Everything about this partial federal government shutdown is unusual. Employees at the State Department affected by the deputy undersecretary of State for management’s back-to-work order need to obey that order and timely report back to work as instructed. If [State] plans to use previously appropriated discretionary funds on hand to pay salaries, then their actions may be permissible. I don’t think Congress will oppose [the department’s] efforts to get their federal employees back to work.’”

To read the article, click here.


Another Great Client Testimonial for the Attorneys of The Law Firm of John P. Mahoney, Esq., Attorney at Law


undefinedAttorney Mahoney Quoted In Recent Government Executive Article: “White House Takes Risk Directing IRS to Un-Furlough Staff to Process Tax Refunds”

“I was honored to be asked to provide commentary on this important issue facing federal government employees and the American people. It’s time to end the partial government shutdown, so federal employees can lawfully get back to work for the American people.”

~ Attorney John P. Mahoney

Click Here to read the Article.


Federal government employees should no longer be used as pawns in the President’s scheme to get his Wall. It’s time for the federal government’s partial shutdown to end, so federal employees can get back to work for the American people.

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undefinedAttorney Mahoney Celebrates His 25th Anniversary as a Licensed Attorney

On December 15, 2018, Attorney John P. Mahoney celebrated his 25th Anniversary as a licensed attorney at law. On the occasion of his anniversary, Attorney Mahoney said “I am proud to have been effectively representing federal government employees for 25 now. I look forward to continuing to do so for the next 25 years."


John F. MahoneyNovember 11, 2018 -- Attorney Mahoney's Veterans Day Message:

"Happy Veterans Day to all America's Veterans. Thank you for your service and sacrifice." ~ Attorney John P. Mahoney

(Pictured is Attorney Mahoney's Dad, John F. Mahoney, who was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War Era).


October 17, 2018 – Firm Partner, Rachelle S. Young, Esq., Named Director of Litigation

John Mahoney and Rachelle Young

Effective immediately, Firm Partner, Rachelle S. Young, Esq., has been named as the Firm’s Director of Litigation. In that role, Attorney Young will supervise the Firm’s attorneys in the litigation of all of the Firm’s cases, thereby enhancing the quality of the Firm’s legal services and responsiveness to our clients’ needs. Congratulations, to Rachelle S. Young, Esq., Partner & Director of Litigation for the Law Firm of John P. Mahoney, Esq., Attorney at Law.


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John P. MahoneyAttorney John Mahoney Quoted Extensively in Recent cyberFEDS®Article:

MSPB could remain without a quorum into 2019, creating uncertainty for feds

By Anjali Patel, Esq., cyberFEDS® Legal Editor Washington Bureau

“I was honored to be asked to comment on this important issue facing federal government employees.”

~ Attorney John P. Mahoney


Love and honor for the fallen. Let us never forget. 9/11/2001. ❤️😓🙏🙏🙏

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Happy Labor Day

Sep. 3rd, 2018 -- "Happy Labor Day to all our nation's hard-working federal, state, local, and private sector employees! Your productivity makes America the strongest economy in the world!"

— Attorney John Mahoney


August 14, 2018 -- ATTORNEY JOHN MAHONEY ON REPRESENTING FEDERAL EMPLOYEES AND CONTRACTORS

Check out Attorney Mahoney's Video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HltOskdQPew

"I am so proud to represent federal employees and contractors."

~ Attorney John P. Mahoney


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Attorney John Mahoney Quoted Extensively in Recent cyberFEDS Article:

AJ decisions could be open to challenge for appointments error

By Anjali Patel, Esq., cyberFEDS® Legal Editor Washington Bureau

“I was honored to be asked to comment on this important issue facing federal government employees.”

~ Attorney John P. Mahoney


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John P. MahoneyAttorney John Mahoney Quoted Extensively in Recent cyberFEDS Article:

Supreme Court finds ALJs must be constitutionally appointed

By Anjali Patel, Esq., cyberFEDS® Legal Editor Washington Bureau

“I was honored to be asked to comment on this important issue facing federal government employees.”

~ Attorney John P. Mahoney

Click here to read the Article.


Attorney, Letha A. Miller, Esq., Joins Attorney Mahoney's Firm as a Partner

We are pleased to announce a new partner, Letha A. Miller, Esq., has joined our team at the Law Firm of John P. Mahoney, Esq., Attorney at Law. After graduating cum laude from the University of Baltimore School of Law, Ms. Miller gained extensive experience in federal employment law, federal employee personnel law, whistleblower retaliation cases, Title 38 Processes, and many other complex and challenging cases, most recently as a Senior Trial Attorney, GS-15, with the U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) and before that as a Trial Attorney with the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Solicitor’s Office.

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Letha A. Miller, Esq.


Former MSPB Attorney, Corinna A. Ferrini, Esq., Joins Attorney Mahoney's Firm as a Partner

Attorney John P. Mahoney is pleased to announce that Corinna A. Ferrini, Esq. has joined the law firm of Attorney John P. Mahoney, Esq., Attorney at Law, as a Partner. Ms. Ferrini specializes in Federal sector employment law. Her practice focuses on the defense of disciplinary and adverse actions, representation during misconduct investigations, litigation of whistleblower retaliation and discrimination actions, and matters related to disability retirement and other annuity issues.

Corinna A. Ferrini, Esq.During the course of her career, Ms. Ferrini has represented Federal employees under administrative, criminal, and Congressional investigations, several of which were high‑profile investigations. She has extensive experience in preparing responses to investigators' inquiries and representing clients during interviews and immunity negotiations. Ms. Ferrini has also represented employees before various quasi-judicial and administrative bodies including: the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Office of Special Counsel (OSC), the Transportation Security Administration Office of Professional Responsibility Appellate Board (TSA OPR AB), the Foreign Service Grievance Board (FSGB), and the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Office of Professional Responsibility (FBI OPR). Ms. Ferrini’s practice also includes challenging determinations of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) related to disability retirement claims under CSRS and FERS, annuity award and computation issues, and employment suitability. Her appellate practice includes challenging final decisions of the MSPB before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Prior to joining the law firm of Attorney John P. Mahoney, Esq., Attorney at Law, Ms. Ferrini worked at the Merit Systems Protection Board in Washington, DC, as an Attorney Advisor. Through that experience, Ms. Ferrini has gained unique knowledge of the Federal Government’s merit system principles and the processing of appeals before the MSPB. Prior to her employment at the MSPB, she worked with Attorney Mahoney at the Federal employment law firm of Tully Rinckey PLLC in Washington, DC, where her practice was focused on the representation of Federal employees in matters related to misconduct, claims of discrimination and whistleblower reprisal, as well as in retirement/annuity issues before MSPB involving OPM. Ms. Ferrini also worked as a Senior Associate Attorney at the Washington, DC federal employment law firm of Alan Lescht & Associates, P.C, as well as serving as an Associate Attorney with the Boston law firm of Avery, Dooley & Noone, LLP, for several years, where she practiced labor and employment law with an emphasis on the defense of Federal employees. There she also developed content for the training of Federal supervisors in matters related to employment law.

Ms. Ferrini received her juris doctor from Suffolk University Law School in Boston. During law school, she served as a research assistant and also participated in the International Law Society and National Women Law Students Association. She received her bachelor's degree in English from Hofstra University in New York.

Ms. Ferrini is admitted to practice law in Massachusetts and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

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Attorney John P. MahoneyAttorney John Mahoney Quoted Extensively in Recent cyberFEDS Article:

Shift to Republican Majority at MSPB Could Impact Case Law

By Anjali Patel, Esq., cyberFEDS® Legal Editor Washington Bureau

“I was honored to be asked to comment on this important issue facing federal government employees.”

~ Attorney John P. Mahoney

Click here to read the Article.


April 4, 2018: Federal Employee Attorney John Mahoney Marks the 50th Anniversary of Dr. King's Passing and the Fourth Anniversary of His Current Law Firm, Which Was Founded to Enforce Dr. King's Civil Rights Act of 1964 in Federal Government Employment

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"Today marks both the 50th Anniversary of the passing of the American Martyr, The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in the year I was born, 1968, and the Fourth Anniversary of my current Federal Employment and Civil Rights Law Firm, which was founded on this day to honor Dr. King by enforcing his greatest achievement, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and its progeny anti-employment discrimination statutes in Federal Government Employment. My firm’s Partner Rachelle S. Young, Esq., and Of Counsel: Lynn M. Mahoney, Esq.; Sterling L. DeRamus, Esq. and Lisa M. Windsor, Esq.; CFO/Paralegal: Celeste Oliveira Mahoney; and I are honored to work hard every day to fulfill Dr. King’s Dream to ensure Equal Employment Opportunities for all Federal Government Applicants and Employees. We are blessed that our firm’s success continues to grow, and I could not be happier and more grateful with that success. I am confident that our ability to effectively protect and enhance the careers of federal employees throughout the world will continue to excel. Thank you for all your continued support and kind wishes."

Attorney John P. Mahoney


John MahoneyAttorney John Mahoney Quoted in Recent Government Executive Article:

Denying FBI’s McCabe His Pension Would Be Unusual, Attorneys Say”

By Charles S. Clark

Senior Correspondent

“I was honored to be asked to comment on this important issue facing federal government employees.”

~ Attorney John P. Mahoney


Attorney John Mahoney Quoted in Recent Government Executive Article:

With Board Hamstrung, Federal Employee Appeals Backlog Grows to Largest Ever Total”

Attorney John Mahoney“Trump's nominee could help resolve cases that have been sitting in limbo for a year"

By Eric Katz

Senior Correspondent

“I was honored to be asked to comment on this important issue facing federal government employees.”

~ Attorney John P. Mahoney

Click HERE to read the Article.


Attorney Mahoney Named a 2018 Legal Leader in the DC Metro Area

John MahoneyFor the Sixth Consecutive Year, Attorney John P. Mahoney has been Selected by American Lawyer Media, Martindale-Hubbell™, and The National Law Journal as a 2018 Legal Leader in the Washington, DC Metro Area, which means he is considered by the DC legal community to be a lawyer with "preeminent legal ability; expertise, experience, integrity, and overall professional excellence" and that he "clearly demonstrates the highest professional and ethical standards."


John P. MahoneyAttorney John Mahoney Quoted Extensively in Recent cyberFEDS Article:

"Trump Could Address MSPB Backlog with Acting Appointments"

“I was honored to be asked to comment on this important issue facing federal government employees.”

~ Attorney John P. Mahoney

Click here to read the Article.


2018 Top LawyerAttorney John P. Mahoney Named A 2018 Top Lawyer

“I am proud and humbled to receive this recognition once again this year. It is my honor to represent federal government employees worldwide to protect and enhance their careers as public servants.”

~ Attorney John P. Mahoney



Attorney John Mahoney Quoted in Government Executive Article:

Legal Specialists Defend GSA's Handover of Transition Emails to Mueller Probe

By Charles S. Clark

Government Executive: John P. Mahoney

“Because the Trump for America transition team used government computers and email systems provided by the General Services Administration, they should have known that GSA wouldn’t hold back those email records in response to requests for them by Special Counsel Mueller,” John Maloney, a former federal administrative judge now an attorney representing federal employees, told Government Executive. “In fact, Trump transition officials signed agreements that warned them that materials kept on the government servers are subject to monitoring and auditing. Hence, there is no expectation of privacy.”

To read the entire Article, click here


Attorney John MahoneyAttorney John Mahoney Recently Quoted in Government Executive Magazine Article

Attorney John Mahoney was recently quoted in the Government Executive Magazine Article:

Fast-Approaching Vacancy Act Deadline Puts Some Pressure on Trump to Speed Up Appointments by Charles S. Clark


Attorney Rachelle S. Young Joins Firm as a Partner

Attorney John P. Mahoney is pleased to announce that Attorney Rachelle S. Young has joined his law firm as a Partner. As a Partner with the law firm of Attorney John P. Mahoney, Esq., Attorney at Law, Attorney Rachelle S. Young, Esq. specializes in federal sector employment law as well as D.C. and Virginia State law. Attorney Young provides representation to federal employees through a wide range of employment matters, including EEO claims of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, disability, harassment, and/or prior EEO activity.

Attorney Rachelle S. YoungMs. Young also specializes in representing federal employees in administrative misconduct investigations, OSC prohibited personnel practice complaints, whistleblower retaliation claims, as well as in misconduct and performance-based adverse action appeals to the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB). Rachelle has significant experience representing clients at various stages of the administrative process, including investigations, discovery, depositions, and hearings, as well as during settlement negotiations and mediations.

Rachelle has practiced frequently before federal, state, and District of Columbia Courts in addition to representing clients before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the MSPB, OSC, FLRA, the D.C. Office of Human Rights, and other state and local administrative bodies. Prior to joining the law firm of John P. Mahoney, Esq., Attorney at Law, Ms. Young was partners with Attorney Mahoney at the DC federal employment law firm of Tully Rinckey PLLC. Rachelle previously worked at another well-respected firm in the D.C. area, where she represented federal, D.C. government, and private sector employees in administrative proceedings and lawsuits involving claims for overtime compensation, discipline, and adverse actions and claims under federal, state and local civil rights laws.


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EEOC just contacted Attorney Mahoney to see if he is interested in being appointed as an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) to adjudicate their internal EEO cases in the Washington, DC area. What an honor.


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Attorney John MahoneyAttorney John Mahoney Recently Quoted in Federal News Radio Article

“Special Counsel vindicates GSA whistleblower on use of Acquisition Services Fund”

By Meredith Somers, Reporter

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Attorney John MahoneyAttorney John Mahoney was Quoted in the Recent Federal News Radio Article:

Is the IG’s report on whistleblower retaliation at GSA anything more than a history lesson?”

By Jason Miller
Executive Editor

Click here to read the Article


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Attorney John Mahoney was Recently Quoted in the following Government Executive Article:

“Trump's Rows of Unfilled Agency Jobs Could Bump Up Against Vacancies Act”

By Charles S. Clark

Click here to read the Article.


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Attorney John Mahoney was Recently Quoted Extensively in the National Active and Retired Federal Employee Association (NARFE) Magazine’s June 2017 Cover Story:

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Federal Workforce Cuts: Budget Reductions Could Mean

Job Loss. Here’s How to Take

Charge of Your Career

By David Tobenkin

Click here to read the Article


Attorney John Mahoney

Representing Federal Employees Worldwide

I was honored to have effectively represented a GS-14 State Department employee today in an EEO mediation at Main State.


Attorney John Mahoney was recently quoted in the Quartz Media Article: “‘RIPE FOR RETALIATION’: As Investigations Rock the Trump Administration, US Government Employees are Lawyering Up”, by White House Correspondent Heather Timmons. Click the following link to read the Article:

https://qz.com/990943/as-investigations-and-the-threat-of-layoffs-haunt-the-trump-administration-federal-employees-lawyer-up/


ATTORNEY MAHONEY WAS QUOTED IN THE BLOOMBERG BNA LAW DAILY LABOR REPORT’S Employee Rights ARTICLE: “Federal Employment Appeals Board Faces Shutdown, Changes Under Trump

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Attorney John Mahoney was recently quoted in the Bloomberg BNA Law, Daily Labor Report’s, Employee Rights Article, entitled “Federal Employment Appeals Board Faces Shutdown, Changes Under Trump,” by Hassan A. Kanu, Legal Editor, Labor, Employment, Benefits & Human Resources

In that Article, Attorney Mahoney was quoted as follows regarding the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board (MSB):

“’I anticipate that, politically, the winds will shift drastically,’ attorney John Mahoney in Washington, D.C., said. Mahoney thinks ‘the Trump administration will appoint some pretty conservative members to be on the board.’ He mentioned the possibility of the ‘dismantling of the board,’ which has been a component of the government for 38 years.”

Click Here to read the rest of the Article.


February 24, 2017 -- Attorney Mahoney Named a 2017 Top Rated DC Metro Area Labor & Employment Lawyer:

For the Fifth Consecutive Year in a Row, Attorney John P. Mahoney has been Selected by American Lawyer Media, Martindale-Hubbell™, CorporateCounsel, and The National Law Journal as a 2017 Top Rated DC Metro Area Labor & Employment Lawyer, which means he is considered by the DC legal community to be a lawyer with "preeminent legal ability; expertise, experience, integrity and overall professional excellence" and that he "clearly demonstrates the highest professional and ethical standards."


John Mahoney, Esq., Attorney at Law is happy to welcome Lisa Marie Windsor, Esq. to the firm as an Of Counsel. Lisa brings over two decades of experience with military law and has personally tried over 75 courts-martials, and represented the government in hundreds of administrative hearings.Lisa Marie Windsor, Esq.

She brings with her an intimate understanding of how the government approaches federal employee and veteran service member cases. We know that she will be a powerful resource for our cases moving forward, and we are incredibly excited to incorporate her knowledge and expertise into legal strategy to further assist our clients.


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Attorney John MahoneyAttorney Mahoney in the News:

Attorney John Mahoney is quoted extensively in the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) Magazine’s February 2017 Cover Story:

POST-ELECTION FEDERAL FORECAST SEVERE THREATS AHEAD! Advocates Brace for Assaults, By David Tobenkin.

Click here to read the article.


On December 13, 2016, Attorney John Mahoney was quoted extensively in the attached Bloomberg Bureau of National Affairs Daily Labor Report Article:

"Federal Employees: How Many Ways To Drain a Swamp?" by Hassan Kanu, Legal John MahoneyEditor, Labor, Employment, Benefits & Human Resources

In response to the Article, Attorney Mahoney said:

I will continue to fight every day to protect the jobs of federal employees throughout the USA and around the world.

“Click here to read the Article: https://www.bna.com/ways-drain-swamp-n73014448558/

Reproduced with permission from Daily Labor Report, 239 DLR A-1, 12/13/16. Copyright 2016 by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (800-372-1033)


Nov. 11, 2016 -- Could President Trump Actually Have Hillary Clinton Arrested?

By Charles S. Clark

I was honored to be asked to comment on this important issue for our country and its federal civil servants: https://www.govexec.com/management/2016/11/could-president-trump-actually-have-hillary-clinton-arrested/133113/?oref=river


Attorney Mahoney's Dad, John F. Mahoney

November 11, 2016 -- Attorney Mahoney's Veterans Day Message:

"Happy Veterans Day to all America's Veterans. Thank you for your service and sacrifice." ~ Attorney John P. Mahoney

(Pictured is Attorney Mahoney's Dad, John F. Mahoney, who was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War Era).


Oct. 31, 2016 – Attorney Mahoney Quoted Extensively in the following Government Executive Article: “Amid the Firestorm Over Comey Come Charges of Hatch Act Violations”
By Charles S. Clark

https://www.govexec.com/management/2016/10/amid-firestorm-over-comey-come-charges-hatch-act-violations/132793/


Sterling DeRamus, Esq.Attorney Sterling DeRamusJoins Firm as an Of Counsel

I am pleased to announce that Sterling DeRamus, Esq., Attorney at Law, has joined my law firm as an Of Counsel. Attorney DeRamus, who is a Preeminent AV Rated Attorney, is a retired Navy Captain with 24 years of experience representing federal employees in employment law matters.

If you have any questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact me. Your attention to this matter is appreciated.

September 13, 2016


Happy Labor Day

Sep. , 2016 -- "Happy Labor Day to all our nation's hard-working federal, state, local, and private sector employees! Your productivity makes America the strongest economy in the world!"

— Attorney John Mahoney


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July 15, 2016, Attorney Mahoney featured in Federal News Radio Story: “OSC Whistleblower Cases Hit Record Highs in 2015” by Nicole Ogrysko. Click here to read the story:

https://federalnewsradio.com/workforce-rightsgovernance/2016/07/osc-whistleblower-cases-hit-record-highs-2015/


July 11, 2016 – Attorney John P. Mahoney is pictured at the far left with past and present members of the U.S. Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) Personnel Appeals Board (PAB), on which he served as Vice Chairman and an Administrative Judge, at the celebration of PAB’s 35th Anniversary.

Members of the U.S. Government Accountability Office's Personal Appeals Board


June 10, 2016 -- Attorney Mahoney Named a 2016 Top Rated Labor & Employment Lawyer:

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For the Fourth Consecutive Year in a Row, Attorney John P. Mahoney has been Selected by American Lawyer Media, Martindale-Hubbell™, CorporateCounsel, and The National Law Journal as a 2016 Top Rated Labor & Employment Lawyer, which means he is considered by the DC legal community to be a lawyer with "preeminent legal ability; expertise, experience, integrity and overall professional excellence" and that he "clearly demonstrates the highest professional and ethical standards."


Mahoney family graveHere is a Sample of Our Recent News Interviews and Press Releases:

~ May 30, 2016 -- Attorney Mahoney's Memorial Day Message:

"Happy Memorial Day to all those who have served our country and their families. They are what make America great! God bless them all."

~ John P. Mahoney, Esq.


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May 23, 2016 -- Attorney Mahoney is Featured in NARFE Magazine's June 2016 Cover Story: "Protecting Identities, Data After the Breach," by David Tobenkin.

Click Here to Read that Cover Story


April 18, 2016 -- Thank You for the Anniversary Wishes!

"This month marks my federal employee law firm's second anniversary! I can't believe how fast time flies. Our firm has more than doubled its 2014 income in 2015 and I could not be happier with its growth and success. Now that my Of Counsel Lynn Mahoney has joined the firm, I am confident that our ability to effectively protect and enhance the careers of federal employees throughout the world will continue to excel. Thank you for all your continued support and kind wishes."

Attorney John P. Mahoney


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March 14, 2016 -- Attorney Mahoney Featured in cyberFEDS® Article. Click the following Link to read the article:

"Cobert's Actions May Be Valid If Not Exclusive to Director's Office, Attorney Says."

By Anjali Patel, Esq., cyberFEDS® Legal Editor Washington Bureau


February 17, 2016 -- Check Out Attorney John P. Mahoney's Youtube Video on Representing Federal Employees in EEO Complaints:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ds8uwjJQhag

"I look forward to representing you to protect and enhance your federal career. Have a great day."

~ Attorney John P. Mahoney


February 13, 2016 -- Attorney Mahoney's Message on the Passing of Senior Associate U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia:
"As a member of the U.S. Supreme Court Bar, I am saddened by the passing of Senior Associate U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Justice Scalia was a giant intellect who's thoughtful analysis will forever be missed on the Court. My condolences go out to the Scalia family."
~ Attorney Mahoney's Message on the Passing of U.S Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia


~ February 1, 2016 ~ ADDITIONAL ATTORNEY JOINS ATTORNEY JOHN MAHONEY'S LAW FIRM
TO REPRESENT FEDERAL EMPLOYEES ~
Lynn Mahoney

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Additional Attorney Joins Attorney John Mahoney's law firm to represent Federal Employees in Employment Law cases before the MSPB and EEOC: Lynn M. Mahoney, Esq., Of Counsel.


Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.ATTORNEY JOHN MAHONEY'S MESSAGE ON MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY, 2016

January 18, 2016 -- Happy Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. I am proud and humbled to work every day to honor Dr. King's legacy and fulfill his Dream by enforcing one of his greatest achievements, the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The entire world owes him an enormous debt of gratitude for all he did to make us better people in a better world.

-- Attorney John Mahoney's message on Martin Luther King Day, 2016


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Nov. 23, 2015 -- Attorney Mahoney Featured in Federal News Radio Article: "DHS extended administrative leave policy under Senate scrutiny," by Meredith Somers.

Click Here read the Article.


~ October 2, 2015 -- Attorney Mahoney's Message on GAO PAB's 35th Anniversary ~Attorney John Mahoney

"Happy 35th Anniversary to GAO's Personnel Appeals Board (PAB), on which I was honored to serve as Vice Chair from 2004-05. Also, congratulations to GAO PAB's long-time Executive Director and my friend Beth Don on her retirement." ~ Attorney John P. Mahoney


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August 12, 2015 -- Attorney Mahoney Featured in cyberFEDS® Article. Click the following Link to read the article: "Combat Misconceptions About Counseling and Security Clearances" By Anjali Patel, Esq.,cyberFEDS® Legal Editor Washington Bureau


Disabled access button~ July 17, 2015 -- Attorney Mahoney is Prominently Featured in this Month's NARFE Magazine Article, "Reasonable Accommodations: The Availability of Workplace Assistance for Disabled Feds Varies Widely, Even Within Agencies," by DAVID TOBENKIN.

Attorney John Mahoney~ June 26, 2015 -- Attorney Mahoney's Message on the Supreme Court of the United States' Decision Today to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

"What a historic day in Constitutional law!! I am so proud that the Supreme Court of the United States ruled today that same sex marriage is a Constitutional right of all Americans!"

—Attorney John Mahoney


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~ May 25, 2015 -- Attorney Mahoney's Memorial Day Message:

"Today, we memorialize those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in order to preserve and pretect our Nation.

Please say a prayer for all of them, as they are all heroes."

~ Attorney John P. Mahoney


~ May 24, 2015 -- Attorney Mahoney's Message from the Monaco Grand Prix:
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"Greetings from the Monaco Grand Prix. Enjoy your long holiday weekend!"

~Attorney John Mahoney


Festival De Cannes logo~ May 22, 2015 -- Attorney Mahoney's Message from the Cannes Film Festival:

"Greetings from the Cannes Film Festival. Happy Friday everyone. Enjoy your weekend.

You've earned it."

~ Attorney John P. Mahoney

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~ May 21, 2015 -- Attorney John Mahoney Interviewed Today on Federal News Radio's Federal DriveShow

Live from Nice, France, Where He is Attending the Cannes Film Festival and the Monaco Grand Prix this Week:

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Click Here to Listen to Attorney Mahoney's Interview

The VA wastes at least $5 billion a year by skirting federal law and paying excessive prices for goods and services. That's according to Jan Frye, VA's deputy assistant secretary for acquisition and logistics. He recently told a congressional hearing that illegal purchase-card abuse seems to be the biggest problem. Members of the Veterans Affairs committee echo the notion that VA employees are acting illegally. What if that's you they're making those allegations about? Federal employment attorney John Mahoney joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to offer some advice.


~ May 6, 2015 -- Attorney Mahoney's Message on Public Service Recognition Week:

Public Service Recognition Week


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"This week is Public Service Recognition Week. Thanks to all public servants on the federal, state, and local levels, throughout the USA and around the world, for all you do for our nation!"

—Attorney John P. Mahoney


Boston Red Sox Strong

~ April 20, 2015 -- Attorney John Mahoney's Message On This Patriots' Day:

"Congratulations to all the runners of the Boston Marathon on this Patriots' Day, two years after the terrible terrorist attack. We will all forever be Boston Strong."

~ John P. Mahoney, Attorney at Law


~ April 8, 2015 -- Attorney John Mahoney Selected as a 2015 Top Rated Labor and Employment Lawyer:
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Oct. 16, 2014 -- Click Here to Listen to Attorney Mahoney's interview this morning on Federal News Radio: Congress may have handed the Veterans Affairs secretary authority to fire under-performing senior executives. But it hasn't quite worked out that way. At least two executives faced with serious charges of malfeasance managed to retire, presumably with full annuities, before they could be fired. In this week's legal loop segment, Federal Employment Attorney John Mahoney joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details.



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August 20, 2014 -- Attorney John Mahoney is quoted extensively in cyberFEDS® article:

"Attorneys raise concerns about new VA appeals process" by Anjali Patel, Esq., cyberFEDS® Legal Editor Washington Bureau


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July 17, 2014 -- PTO commissioner illegally intervened in hiring: Read Attorney John Mahoney's Interview on Federal New Radio.com


President Lyndon B. Johnson~ July 2, 2014 -- Attorney Mahoney's Message on the 50th Anniversary of The Civil Rights Act of 1964

"50 years ago today, President Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 into Law. I am proud to fight every day to enforce that landmark Statute." -- John P. Mahoney, Esq.


President John F. KennedyJune 10, 2014 -- Attorney Mahoney's Message on the 51st Anniversary of President Kennedy's Signing of the Equal Pay Act:

"51 years ago today, President Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act into Law. I am proud to fight every day to enforce that Statute."

John P. Mahoney, Esq.


Federal News Radio logoAttorney Mahoney's Radio Interview on June 5, 2014 -- Will SES Employees Lose Job Protections at VA and Other Federal Agencies?

Here's the audio clip from Attorney Mahoney's interview today on Federal News Radio. Attorney Mahoney appreciated this opportunity to comment on such an important issue to the federal government community - https://www.federalnewsradio.com/85/3635523/John-Mahoney-Federal-Employment-Attorney

June 4, 2014 Press Release -- Join Attorney John Mahoney on Federal News Radio Tomorrow Morning, As He Discusses the “Department of Veterans Affairs Management Accountability Act of 2014” and What it Could Mean For Feds!

Listen live to Attorney John Mahoney's radio interview tomorrow morning about U.S. House of Representatives' Bill H.R. 4031 – the “Department of Veterans Affairs Management Accountability Act of 2014” and what it could mean for federal employees at VA and in other federal agencies.

To hear that interview, tune in to the "Legal Loop" segment of the "Federal Drive" show on Federal News Radio, https://www.federalnewsradio.com/?sid=2451300&nid=81 or 1500AM in the Metro DC area tomorrow, June 5th, at 6:20 a.m. or 7:20 a.m. EDT. We hope you can tune in!


June 2, 2014 Press Release -- FEDGuard™ Engages John Mahoney to be the Attorney for its Federal Employee Insurance Program

May 12, 2014 Press Release -- Federal Judges Hire Attorney Mahoney to Argue Court Appeal on their Behalf


Attorney John Mahoney was Quoted in the NARFE Magazine February 2014 Cover Story:

THE HATCH ACT

By David Tobenkin

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“I was proud to be asked to comment on this important issue facing federal employees.”

~ Attorney John Mahoney

Click Here to read the article.


  • Government Executive: "Feds: Put That NCAA Bracket Away and Get Back to Work," By Eric Katz, March 19, 2014
  • Government Executive: "More Federal Employees View Lack of Training as Discrimination," By Charles S. Clark, March 14, 2014
  • Government Executive: "Lawyers Examine Pleading the Fifth As A Federal Employee," By Charles S. Clark, March 10, 2014
  • WJLA News Channel 8, NewsTalk, " Marijuana in the Workplace," Feb. 10, 2014, by By Quanicia Alston
  • WJLA News Channel 8, Capital Insider: "The NSA Decision", Dec. 17, 2013 By George Jackson
  • Government Executive: "Employees’ Furlough Fate During the Shutdown Isn't Written in Stone," By Eric Katz, October 7, 2013
  • Federal Times Newspaper: "For Office of Special Counsel, Turnaround Brings Struggle: Spike in Complaints Stresses Staff," Sep. 10, 2013, By Sean Reilly
  • Federal News Radio: "Lerner Case Shows Legal Complications When Federal Workers are Required to Testify," By Cogan Schneier, July 9, 2013
  • Federal Times Newspaper: " Thousands of Feds to Benefit from High Court's DOMA Decision," June. 26, 2013, Sean Reilly
  • Federal News Radio: "Contractors with Security Clearances Lack Path to Report Problems," June 17, 2013, By Melissa Dawkins
  • WTTG Fox 5 & myfoxdc.com, "CVS Personal Health Information," Mar. 25, 2013
  • Federal Times Newspaper: "Agency Facing 'Tidal Wave' of Furlough Appeals," Mar. 7, 2013, Stephen Losey
  • WTTG Fox 5 & myfoxdc, Federal Workers Dealing with Furloughs," Feb. 28, 2013 (If a sequester deal isn't reached by Friday, many federal workers may soon receive furlough notices. John Mahoney ... joined us with more)
  • WJLA News Channel 8 NewsTalk "Sequester Cuts Loom," Feb. 18, 2013, By Bruce DePuyt
  • Federal News Radio: "Furloughs Pose Pitfalls for Managers, Rank-and-file Feds," Feb. 18, 2013, By Jack Moore
  • WUSA9 "Feds Don't Have to Accept Furloughs Lying Down," Feb. 14, 2013
  • Federal Times Newspaper: "News Briefs: Feb. 11, 2013: More employees contest negative performance appraisals, raise denials"
  • Federal Times Newspaper: "More employees contest negative performance appraisals, raise denials, Feb. 7, 2013, By Stephen Losey
  • Washington Times Newspaper: "Firings advised for 4 ATF leaders tied to Fast and Furious," By Chuck Neubauer - The Washington Times - Wednesday, December 5, 2012
  • Federal Times Newspaper: "News Briefs: Dec. 3, 2012: Obama signs law adding whistle-blower protections"


  • WJLA News Channel 8 - Various Interviews of Attorney John Mahoney
  • John Mahoney interviewed on CNN's The Situation Room about the Impact of Foreclosures on Federal Employee Security Clearances Oct. 22, 2010
  • Attorney John P. Mahoney was Quoted Extensively in the Washington Post Article “Foreclosure Freeze Could Put Security Clearances at Risk”, Oct. 20, 2010. Click here to read the Article.
  • The Hill Newspaper, "Pelosi Subpoenaed by John Mahoney in Sex Discrimination Suit," Oct. 21, 2010
  • John Mahoney quoted in article: Sexual stereotyping case raises questions about discrimination protection, By Melissa Turley,cyberFEDS® Washington Bureau, Dec. 20, 2007.

“Thank you for your public service to our nation and the American people as a federal employee. I’m sorry you’re experiencing employment difficulties with the federal government. Don’t worry any more though, because I’m a federal employee lawyer who has effectively represented thousands of federal employees, like you, in federal employment and security clearance law matters.”

- John Mahoney
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