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09/26/2013
The Security Clearance Investigation

Mark S. Zaid is interviewed by University of Maryland criminology professor Thomas Mauriello, along with Ray "D*I*C*Eman" Semko (former Army investigative agent), on the nuts and bolts of security clearances, including discussion of the Navy Yard shooter. 

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09/25/2013
Snowden, Manning and the Modern Day Whistleblower

Mark S. Zaid is interviewed on his views concerning national security whistleblowers and how the process could have impacted the disclosures by Edward Snowden and Bradley Manning.

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08/27/2013
Lanny Davis Wins Lobbying Fees Lawsuit Against Equatorial Guinea

The Huffington Post reports on the firm's success in obtaining a judgment against Equatorial Guinea for Lanny Davis, a former Special Advisor to President William J. Clinton.

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08/26/2013
Ex-Clinton aide wins court ruling against African country

The Hill newspaper reports on the firm's success in obtaining a judgment against Equatorial Guinea for Lanny Davis, a former Special Advisor to President William J. Clinton.

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08/22/2013
Covert Agent Claims CIA Harasses Him

The firm's John Doe lawsuit against the Central Intelligence Agency regarding an investigation into war crimes allegations is featured by CourtHouse News.

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Mark S. Zaid, Esq.

Mark S. Zaid specializes in litigation and lobbying on matters relating to international transactions, torts and crimes, national security, foreign sovereign and diplomatic immunity, defamation (plaintiff) and the Freedom of Information/Privacy Acts (FOI/PA).

Mark ZaidThrough his practice Mr. Zaid often represents former/current federal employees, intelligence and military officers, Whistleblowers and others who have grievances or have been wronged by agencies of the United States Government or foreign governments, as well as members of the media. Mr. Zaid teaches D.C. Bar Continuing Legal Education classes on "Defending Security Clearances" and "The Basics of Filing and Litigating Freedom of Information/Privacy Act Requests". He was named as a Washington, D.C. Super Lawyer in 2009 (profiled), 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013, as well as a "Best Lawyer" by Washingtonian Magazine in 2009, 2011 and 2013 (issued bi-annually), for his national security work. As the National Law Journal once wrote, “if Agent Mulder ever needed a lawyer, Zaid would be his man.”

Mr. Zaid is also the Executive Director and founder of the James Madison Project, a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit, with the primary purpose of educating the public on issues relating to intelligence gathering and operations, secrecy policies, national security and government wrongdoing. Starting in January 2014, Mr. Zaid also serves as an Adjunct Professor at Johns Hopkins University teaching in the Global Studies/National Security Certificate programs.

Mark ZaidIn connection with his legal practice on international and national security matters, Mr. Zaid has testified before, or provided testimony to, a variety of governmental bodies including the Senate Judiciary Committee, the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee, the House Judiciary Committee, the House Government Operations Committee, the Department of Energy, the Public Interest Declassification Board and the Assassination Records Review Board. “Curiously for this town," wrote the American Bar Association Journal, "Zaid is an equal opportunity thorn out to pierce the sides of suit jackets bearing both elephants and donkeys on the lapels.”

A 1992 graduate of Albany Law School of Union University in New York, where he served as an Associate Editor of the Albany Law Review, he completed his undergraduate education (cum laude) in 1989 at the University of Rochester, New York with honors in Political Science and high honors in History. Mr. Zaid is a member of the Bars of New York State, Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Maryland and several federal courts. He currently possesses a Secret level security clearance and has had previous authorized access to TS/SCI.

He can be reached at mark@markzaid.com.

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