Dan Meyer has dedicated more than 25 years of service to promoting the federal whistleblowing mission and its related policy and statutes. Since March 2018, he has independently represented Compass Rose clients in all aspects of national security law. As the IC’s foremost whistleblowing subject matter expert from 2013 to 2017, Meyer served as the Executive Director for Intelligence Community Whistleblowing & Source Protection and was instrumental in establishing the IC’s first program of its kind. He worked with IC employees disclosing allegations ranging from the compromise of intelligence operations, to intelligence analysis failures, to reprisal against Congressional and inspector general witnesses.
In addition to his primary role, Meyer served as the Executive Director for the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community External Review Panel established by Presidential Policy Directive 19: Protecting Whistleblowers with Access to Classified Information, and Intelligence Community Directive 120: Intelligence Community Whistleblower Protection. In this capacity, he advised on and oversaw the processing of external reviews of local inspectors general findings regarding whistleblower reprisal.
From 2004 to 2013, Meyer served the U.S. Department of Defense Inspector General first as Director of Civilian Reprisal Investigations and then as Director of Whistleblowing and Transparency. In these positions, Meyer investigated or oversighted numerous high profile cases, among them disclosures involving the 9/11 attacks, the security-clearance decision-making process used to reprise and discriminate, and the treatment of both soldiers and their remains after injury or death.
Prior to 2004, Meyer was General Counsel for Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility where he appeared before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit on the question of State sovereign immunity under federal whistleblowing statutes. Meyer served in the United States Navy from 1987 to 1991. He is a survivor of the 1989 explosion onboard the battleship IOWA (BB- 61), which took the lives of 47 of his shipmates.
Meyer earned his bachelor’s degree from Cornell University, his juris doctorate from Indiana University School of Law – Bloomington, and holds professional certificates as a National Security Studies Fellow from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University. He has lent his expertise to co- author Whistleblower support in practice: Toward an integrated research model in the International Handbook on Whistleblowing Research, and The Wasp’s Nest: Intelligence Community Whistleblowing & Source Protection in Georgetown Law School’s Journal of National Security Law & Policy.
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