Kathleen McClellan

co-founder Whistleblower & Source Protection Program ExposeFacts

Kathleen McClellan is co-founder and Deputy Director for the Whistleblower and Source Protection Program (WHISPeR) at ExposeFacts. A licensed attorney in the U.S., she provides pro bono legal representation to national security and intelligence community whistleblowers and media sources, with a focus on human rights issues of mass surveillance, excessive secrecy, torture, and drone warfare. She has represented whistleblowers from the National Security Agency, Central Intelligence Agency, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Defense, and Department of Homeland Security, including Thomas Drake, John Kiriakou, and Daniel Hale. Kathleen has written academic articles and op-eds focused on whistleblowing, media source protection, free speech, and national security journalism.

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