Debra L. Roth is a partner at Shaw Bransford & Roth, where she has practiced since 1989. Ms. Roth’s law practice concentrates on representing federal officials and employees in all aspects of federal personnel employment law, with a focus on federal executives and managers and on representation of federal employees and law enforcement officers in IG, Internal and Congressional investigations. She has a Top Secret security clearance and represents federal employees, applicants and contractors in security clearance and suitability proceedings.
Ms. Roth currently serves as General Counsel to the Senior Executives Association. She also provides legal advice and representation to several small agencies on a multitude of federal personnel law and employment discrimination matters. Ms. Roth is also a frequent lecturer, sharing her specialized knowledge and experience on federal employment law at conferences and seminars designed for federal supervisors, executives, and employee relations professionals. Ms. Roth has been retained at the expense of the U.S. Department of Justice to act as private defense counsel to federal officials sued individually in Bivens and common law tort lawsuits in cases where the Justice Department has determined a conflict exists with direct DOJ representation.
Ms. Roth also appears on a variety of radio shows and regularly hosts FEDtalk on Federal News Radio.
Prior to joining Shaw Bransford & Roth, Ms. Roth was a judicial clerk for the Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court.