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Elaine Fitch

Elaine L. Fitch is the Managing Partner of Kalijarvi, Chuzi, Newman & Fitch, P.C. where she has worked since May 2002. The firm practices exclusively in all aspects of the employment relationship, including security clearance cases, as well as union representation, discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful termination, disabilities, foreign service, discipline, family & medical leave, whistleblowers, and non-compete agreements. She is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, Haas School of Business (B.S. 1989) and Hastings College of the Law (J.D. 1996). Ms. Fitch has been rated an AV Preeminent attorney by her peers, and has regularly been selected as a Washington, DC Super Lawyer and one of the District’s “Top Lawyers,” in the Employment area. In addition, Ms. Fitch was elected a member of The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation. Ms. Fitch serves on the Board of the Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia and previously served on the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association, as well as on the steering committee for the D.C. Bar’s Law Practice Management Section. Ms. Fitch also serves as a Member of the Lowell School’s Board of Trustees.

Ms. Fitch’s practice is heavily focused on security clearance matters. She represents individuals throughout the U.S. and abroad. In addition, Ms. Fitch’s practice areas include disability issues, employment law, discrimination and harassment, federal sector, and internal investigations.

Ms. Fitch lives with her husband and son in Washington, DC. She can be reached at

Security Clearance Law and Procedure
Security Clearance Law and Procedure By: Fitch & Kuntz
Price: $250.00
Sku: 21SCLP
Edition: 5th/2021
ISBN: 978-1-941825-96-9; 1-941825-96-6
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This guide examines security clearance law and procedures, offering representatives a comprehensive analysis of case law, directives, adjudicative guidelines, regulations and statutes. There have been many changes in the security clearance arena, including realignment of the NBIB into the DCSA; DOD’s memo streamlining security clearance practices; DOHA decisions addressing CBD; the Trusted Workforce 2.0 Initiative; SEAD-6 addressing continuous evaluation procedures; SEAD-2 governing polygraph use; and SEAD-8 addressing temporary or interim eligibility for a clearance; and the addition of MSPB, EEOC, and Department of Energy decisions pertaining to security clearances. Major topics include the history of security clearances, administrative procedures, hearing and personal appearances procedure, criminal procedure, the polygraph, appeals, cases analyses, and noteworthy court cases. (more details)