Michael Gallion Discusses Department of Justice Compliance Counsel Posting Anti-Trump Messages on Social Media
May 22, 2017

Partner Michael Gallion was quoted in the Corporate Counsel article “Protected Speech? DOJ Compliance Expert Tweets Anti-Trump Messages,” discussing the legal implications of Department of Justice Compliance Counsel Hui Chen’s anti-Trump social media posts, including sharing a photo of herself protesting outside of the White House while wearing a hat that said “resist.”

Michael noted that the fact that Hui is an independent contractor gives the government even more latitude than if she were an employee. "But there is still a risk that she could file a wrongful termination or retaliation suit if she is let go," Michael said. “This calls into question her judgment. It’s inappropriate for someone in her position.

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