Kathleen McClellan serves as GAP's National Security & Human Rights Counsel. McClellan supports national security and intelligence community whistleblowers, with a particular focus on issues of torture, surveillance, excessive secrecy, and political discrimination. She has worked with whistleblowers from the National Security Agency (NSA), CIA, Department of Defense, and Department of Homeland Security in a variety of forums, including Offices of Inspectors General, the Merit System Protection Board (MSPB), and federal court. Recently, she assisted National Security & Human Rights Director Jesselyn Radack in representing former NSA official Thomas Drake on whistleblower matters and successfully litigated a removal case before the MSPB.
Kathleen has appeared on television and radio programs, including the Progressive Radio Network, KALW San Francisco, and Al-Jazeera English. Prior to joining GAP, she worked at the American Civil Liberties Union's legislative office a broad range of civil rights and civil liberties issues, including open government, PATRIOT Act reform, employment discrimination, and surveillance. Kathleen holds a J.D., cum laude, from the University of Wisconsin Law School and a Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, from St. Mary's College of Maryland.
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Phone Kathleen at 202.457.0034, ext. 108