The fact that you are an attorney employed by the federal government does not preclude you from many of the vulnerabilities that attorneys in private practice face including charges of professional misconduct and bar complaints.
Whether you are a DOJ attorney, a regulatory agency attorney, a supervisory attorney, an agency attorney making decisions on policy matters, or one making decisions that affect the public or other federal employees – you need to know that you are not immune from charges of professional misconduct.
With FEDS Protection, you are appointed your own lawyer to counsel and defend against work related allegations, claims and lawsuits. The FEDS professional liability policy provides coverage for:
Administrative & Disciplinary Matters
FEDS Protection pays for legal defense for any administrative investigation resulting from any act, error, or omission within the course and scope of your employment. This applies to any administrative investigations including but not limited to: OPR, OIG, RMO, Office of Inspection, Congressional, and agency directed investigations as well as disciplinary actions. FEDS Protection will also defend you in a state bar investigation and proceeding arising out of the performance of your federal job duties.
Common allegations of wrongdoing include but are not limited to:
-Alleged abuse of investigative authority
-Alleged abuse of prosecutorial authority
-Discover or other Brady violations
-Misrepresentation to a court or other tribunal
-Failure to disclose a conflict of interest
-Alleged failure to follow SOP or other supervisory instructions
-Allegations of negligent performance of duties and other professional misconduct
Personal Capacity Lawsuits
You can be sued; DOJ can deny representation; and you can be held liable for a judgment. FEDS Protection provides legal defense and indemnification up to the policy limit for federal employees who are sued for any act, error or omission arising out of the course and scope of employment.
FEDS Protection pays for legal defense up to $100,000 for any criminal investigation or proceeding into any act, error, or omission while rendering a professional service. Some of the most common criminal investigations involving federal employees are due to conflict of interest statutes where intent is not a prerequisite to prove the crime; release of privacy act or other statutorily protected information and/or an allegation of misuse of position or authority.
AUSAs and other DOJ attorneys are eligible for reimbursement for half of the cost of the premium of the professional liability insurance.
FEDS Protection is Affordable:
$1,000,000 Policy Annual Premium is $290
$2,000,000 Policy Annual Premium is $390
*Premiums are subject to applicable taxes and administrative fees
Payroll deduction is also an available payment option, starting at $12 per pay period.
Enrollment takes less than 5 minutes.
Have questions? Call us at 866.955.FEDS.
Please see the Master Policy for complete policy terms and conditions.