Richard Condit


Practice Areas

  • Whistleblowers
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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.

In Richard’s Own Words

I have been so very honored to represent courageous people who have taught me not only about their cases but about their professions.  What a privilege it is to learn from people who have devoted much of their lives to a particular occupation.  Whether the field is pipefitting, education, firefighting, quality control and assurance, banking, complex construction, environmental engineering, structural engineering, occupational health monitoring, hazardous waste operations, inspecting drinking water systems, cryptocurrency operations, financial advice and wealth management, environmental activism, government operations and oversight,  underwriting loans, medical services, nuclear power operations, residential and commercial real estate, nuclear waste management and disposal, financial crimes investigation, security clearance investigations, or policing, I have been given a unique opportunity to learn from some of the best in their fields. 

Many have been recognized for their activism or whistleblowing, including clients who have been awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize, Ridenhour Prize, Cavallo Prize for Moral Courage in Business and Government, Hanford Hero Award, and the aptly named Giraffe Award for those who stick their necks out.  To all of my current and former clients, thank you for sharing your expertise and journey with me.  To those I have yet to meet, stay strong and I hope you will share your story with me and my very talented colleagues soon.”