Jennifer Scarbrough

Jennifer Scarbrough

Tully Rinckey PLLC
  • Virginia
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Summary

Jennifer Scarbrough, an Associate in Tully Rinckey PLLC’s Washington, D.C. office, focuses her practice on Federal Labor & Employment Law and Security Clearance matters.

Jennifer possesses extensive knowledge regarding employment in the federal government, including administrative appeals boards, as well as security clearances and national security. Her professional experience with the federal government required her to hold a TS/SCI security clearance and, as a result of her proximity to high-level government officials and the sensitive nature of their offices, was involved in countless security clearance investigations on behalf of associates who needed to attain or renew their clearances. She is well versed in national security issues, the broader interaction between the three branches of government, and maneuvering through the Pentagon and interagency bureaucracy.

Prior to joining Tully Rinckey, Jennifer was a staff attorney for Pontius Tax Law, LLC in Rockville, Maryland, where she helped launch a new practice and assisted individuals and small businesses with sensitive tax matters. Previously, she was a law clerk at McAdoo Gordon & Associates, P.C. in Washington, D.C., where she assisted in all phases of litigation before federal courts, assisted in representation before the Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals, the Merit Systems Protection Board, other agencies, and administrative appeals boards. She also worked on cases involving federal employees’ rights, security clearances, debarment from government contracts, expungements, congressional investigations, and white collar crime.

Jennifer previously worked in the Litigation Division of the Office of the General Counsel at the Federal Election Commission, assisting supervising attorneys with all phases of litigation before federal district and appellate courts.

Additional Practice Areas
  • Federal Employment Law
  • Security Clearance Law
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Virginia
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Associate
Tully Rinckey PLLC
- Current
Staff Attorney
Pontius Tax Law, LLC
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Law Clerk
McAdoo Gordon & Associates, P.C.
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- Assisted in all phases of litigation before federal district courts, the Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals, and the Merit Systems Protection Board. - Interviewed clients, drafted responses, and conducted research on federal employees’ rights, security clearances, debarment from government contracts, expungements, and white collar criminal investigations. - Drafted memos for the senior partner on congressional investigations, perjury, and obstruction of justice. - Utilized programs such as CaseMap and Concordance in conducting e-Discovery and managing information.
Litigation Division Extern, Office of the General Counsel
Federal Election Commission
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- Assisted supervising attorneys with all phases of litigation before federal district and appellate courts, including research, drafting memos, and preparation of court filings necessary to represent the Commission in court. - Conducted research on all aspects of campaign finance law including violations, contribution limits, political committees, interest groups, corporate activities, administrative fines, and alternative dispute resolution. - Drafted memo analyzing standards for assessing civil remedies in U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Assistant to the Secretary of the Navy
United States Department of Defense
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- Security Clearance: TS/SCI (eligible through 2019) - Schedule C political appointee responsible for advising and assisting Secretary Mabus daily on a wide range of topics, and representing the Office of the Secretary in meetings and forums to communicate critical decisions. - Consulted with executive level officials in the Department of the Navy and the DOD to facilitate effective coordination of major initiatives and strategic priorities including personnel and acquisitions, among others. - Developed and managed administrative policies and procedures for the daily operation of SECNAV’s Office. - Provided necessary research to prepare correspondence and analyses for the Secretary, including studies, reports, and responses to inquiries from the public, industry, media, and Congress.
Deputy Secretary's Briefing Coordinator
Department of Homeland Security
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- Compiled and synthesized highly classified and mission critical information used by DHS Deputy Secretary Lute to make strategic decisions. - Managed operational and support components and leadership in preparation of briefing materials for Deputy Secretary Lute’s daily briefing. - Liaised with subject matter experts to distill topics and streamline briefs; edited briefing materials for clarity and accuracy to ensure the Deputy Secretary was prepared for all meetings and events. - Identified problem areas within the existing process, then developed and implemented a more efficient way of acquiring and delivering materials to the Deputy Secretary.
Education
The George Washington University Law School
J.D. (2017)
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University of Tennessee - Knoxville
B.A. (2006) | Psychology and Political Science
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Awards
President's Volunteer Service Award
The White House
Superior Civilian Service Award
Department of the Navy
Certificate of Commendation
Department of the Navy
Meritorious Public Service Award
Department of the Navy
Professional Associations
Virginia State Bar
Member
Current
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American Bar Association
Member
Current
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GW Law Alumni
Member
- Current
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Women's Bar Association of D.C.
Co-Chair of the Tax and Business Committee & Co-Chair of the Wellness Committee
- Current
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Federal Bar Association
Member
- Current
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UT Alumni Association
Member
- Current
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Zeta Tau Alpha
Member
- Current
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Contact & Map
Tully Rinckey PLLC
815 Connecticut Avenue NW
Suite 720
Washington, D.C., DC 20006
USA
Telephone: (518) 218-7100