Richard Pullman v. Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

David John Marshall

Practice Area:Employment / Labor

Outcome:Resolved

Description:In 2008 and 2009, Mr. Marshall represented a Smithsonian worker in a whistleblower lawsuit alleging that management at the Air and Space Museum had retaliated against him for speaking out about dangerous levels of asbestos in the museum’s walls. After lighting specialist Richard Pullman filed his whistleblower complaint under the Clean Air Act, the Smithsonian admitted it had known about the asbestos since 1993 but had not told the workers about the problem. Mr. Marshall and KMB associate Alexis Rickher litigated Pullman’s case before the Department of Labor, and negotiated a successful settlement in July 2009.