Richard Condit is a partner at Mehri & Skalet, and co-chairs the firm’s Whistleblower Rights Practice. His practice includes cases involving whistleblower retaliation, disclosures to the SEC and other federal agencies, and false claims or fraud against the government or its contractors. Mr. Condit has over 30 years of experience working with whistleblowers of diverse backgrounds in a wide variety of industries, representing lawyers, doctors, bank executives, firefighters, social workers, police officers, engineers, and laborers. The subject matter of the issues raised by whistleblowers Mr. Condit has worked with are equally diverse, covering such problems as fraud against the government, nuclear safety, environmental protection, bank fraud, food safety, mortgage fraud, securities law or regulatory violations, public transit safety, and many others.
Prior to joining Mehri & Skalet, Mr. Condit 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 Mr. Condit returned to the organization, he served as Senior Counsel and lead GAP’s in-house litigation of whistleblower and open government cases. Richard is also former General Counsel for Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), where he led the group’s whistleblower litigation efforts. Moreover, he 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. Mr. Condit 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 work has been 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.