Richard Condit is a partner at Mehri & Skalet and co-chairs the firm’s Whistleblower Rights Practice. Before joining Mehri & Skalet, Richard worked at the Government Accountability Project (GAP)—first from 1987-1995 and again in 2007. In his first stint at GAP, he helped develop the organization’s environmental whistleblower and citizen enforcement programs. When Richard returned to the organization, he served as Senior Counsel and led GAP’s in-house litigation of whistleblower and open government cases. Richard is also the former General Counsel for Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), where he led the group’s whistleblower litigation efforts. Additionally, Richard previously served as an adjunct faculty member of the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law, teaching Whistleblower Law and Practice in the classroom and through the school’s highly regarded clinical program.
Richard is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court and multiple federal district courts. He has also appeared before several U.S. Courts of Appeal and regularly practices before the U.S. Department of Labor, the U.S. Office of Special Counsel, the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board, and various state courts and agencies.
Richard’s expertise is recognized by whistleblower advocacy and support organizations. In 2021, he appeared at Whistleblowers of America’s first Workplace Promise Institute conference and spoke on a panel focused on legal protections for whistleblowers. Richard also spoke at the Taxpayer’s Against Fraud 21st Annual Conference. At the TAF conference, he moderated a panel that discussed the mental health challenges, stress, and trauma experienced by whistleblowers.
Richard’s work was recognized in Tom Mueller’s 2019 book, Crisis of Conscience: Whistleblowing in the Age of Fraud; former U.S. EPA senior criminal enforcement lawyer Richard Emory’s 2019 book, Fighting Pollution and Climate Change; and Chip Ward’s 1999 book, Canaries on the Rim – Living Downwind in the West.