Drake v. Agency for International Development, 543 F.3d 1377 (Fed. Cir. 2008).

Nicholas W. Woodfield

Practice Area:Litigation

Outcome:Complete victory for federal whistleblower

Description:The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit decided that an employee of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) had legal protection when he disclosed possible on-duty intoxication of his coworkers to an agency official. Drake v. AID, No. 2008-3048 (10/7/08). The case was remanded to the Merit Systems Protection Board for further proceedings.