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Ariel E. Solomon, Esq.

Founding & Managing Partner

Ariel E. Solomon is an American Lawyer, with a practice focus on employment law, whistleblower retaliation, discrimination, congressional investigations and government accountability. In 2011 she founded Solomon Law Firm, PLLC, which has offices in Albany, NY, New York, NY, and Washington, DC. The Firm is heavily involved in cases dealing with Qui Tam litigation, whistleblower retaliation, including representation on behalf of healthcare workers who report employer malfeasance, #MeToo litigation, and sexual harassment complaints against members of Congress and the Executive Branch. Solomon is recognized annually by SuperLawyers for her representation of employees all over the world.

Education


Solomon is a graduate of New York University, and Albany Law School of Union University. She also attended, Tel Aviv University, and studied at Vassar College while in high school.

Practice


Solomon practices in litigation matters relating to whistleblower retaliation for issues involving public health and safety, federal employment law, sexual harassment, discrimination, and government accountability.

Through her practice, Solomon often represents former or current federal employees, Physician whistleblowers, federal contractors, and New York State and Federal government employees who make whistleblower disclosures relating to threats to public health and safety. She is involved with IG investigations, representation before the United States Office of Special Counsel, Merit Systems Protection Board, Congressional Investigations, and Congressional Hearings. In 2018, the Firm added a National Security practice when it expanded to include security clearance lawyer Mark Zaid as Of Counsel; the attorney who represented the Ukrainian Whistleblower responsible for propelling impeachment proceedings against Donald J. Trump.

Solomon has been quoted in print and online news reports as an expert in Federal Employment and Whistleblower law.She has appeared on Democracy Now! and other media outlets in connection with her representation of whistleblowers and federal employees. In 2018, Solomon was recognized by The Business Journals’ Influencers National List of Notable Attorneys for her work on behalf of whistleblowers. She was selected as a 40 under 40 honoree in 2015.

Whistleblower Representation


Solomon is known for her involvement in exposing the Veterans Health Administration Scandal of 2014, which resulted in the resignation of Eric Shinseki, a four-star General and Barak Obama appointee; and culminated in the bipartisan effort to enact the Veterans' Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014. Her cases include those against the Northport VA Medical Center, VA St. Louis Health Care System - John Cochran Division, and the Oklahoma City VA Medical Center. Her representation of St. Louis VA Medical Center Chief of Psychiatry Jose Mathews, M.D., challenged the VA’s culture of retaliation against physicians who raise standard of care concerns for veterans, including unreasonable delays in access to care resulting in patient deaths and adverse outcomes. Solomon represented Dr. Mathews during Congressional Hearings held by the House of Representatives VA Oversight Committee, where Dr. Mathews testified alongside Katherine L. Mitchell M.D., of the Phoenix VA Medical Center and Christian Head, M.D., the associate director, chief of staff, at the West Los Angeles VA hospital to discuss deficiencies in care, VA whistleblower retaliation, and the VA’s reliance on sham peer reviews against its doctors who make protected disclosures.

Videos


Notable Mentions


40Under40

https://www.fedemploylaw.com/documents/40U40_Solomon-Ariel_2015.pdf

Superlawyers

https://profiles.superlawyers.com/new-york-upstate/albany/lawyer/ariel-e-solomon/c3307407-2fab-4802-adb0-cdc1f17ec35e.html

BizJournal

Representative Cases


Anonymous Google Whistleblower

COL Kathryn Spletstoser v. GEN John Hyten, Joint Chiefs of Staff

Mary Tromblee v. NYS, et al.

Jose Mathews v. VA

Bluestein v. VA

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2015/12/22/veterans-suffering-poor-va-care-despite-washington-fixes/77556860/

Hudson v. VA

https://www.nbc12.com/story/33786635/mcguire-whistleblower-hires-attorney-in-fight-to-stop-alleged-retaliation/

Whiteman v. FAA

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