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Professional Liability Insurance for Federal Employees (PLI)

We provide insurance solutions for the unique exposures of today’s federal employees and contractors.

When protecting all that you’ve worked so hard for, you want an insurance team that knows who you are, what you do, what your exposures are, and how to manage your situation if faced with an allegation or claim.


Federal Employee PLI

Bivens ActioNS

FEDS Protection provides legal defense and indemnification in the event you are named in a personal capacity lawsuit (also called a Bivens action) as a result of doing your job as a federal employee.  FEDS offers coverage options of $1 million or $2 million for civil lawsuit protection.

congressional investigations

In today’s hyper-partisan environment, career federal employees are under constant threat of being used as political pawns and called to testify in front of Congress.  FEDS covers Congressional investigations and will help you prepare for a turn under the harsh Congressional spotlight.

disciplinary actions

No federal employee goes to work intending to do something wrong, but under intense scrutiny simple mistakes and good-faith errors may be used as the basis for discipline.  FEDS Protection provides up to $200,000 in legal representation to defend yourself against disciplinary actions taken against you.

Whistleblower retaliation allegations

With the federal government’s increased emphasis on protecting whistleblowers, federal managers are increasingly seeing their good-faith efforts to supervise their workforce being labeled as retaliation.  If you are accused of whistleblower retaliation, FEDS Protection will provide you with the coverage necessary to defend yourself.

EEO Complaints 

For federal managers in today’s government, being named as a Responsible Management Official (RMO) in an EEO complaint has become so commonplace that it is regarded as the “cost of doing business” for having a supervisor position.  If you are named as an RMO, FEDS Protection will provide you with the legal representation and guidance you need.

Criminal Investigations

Nobody comes to work intending to commit a federal crime—however, there is very little that you can do wrong in the workplace that can’t also be considered a violation of Title 18 of the criminal code.  Moreover, the DOJ will prosecute federal officials if for no other reason than to set an example for the rest of the government.  FEDS PLI pays for legal defense for any criminal investigation or proceeding into any act, error, or omission arising out of your rendering of a professional service.

Why FEDS Protection?


The FEDS Protection premium starts at as little as $290 a year, which provides you with the civil, administrative, and criminal coverage that gives you the peace of mind you need, knowing your career and finances are protected.

Coverage tailored to meet your needs

The FEDS policy was designed by a former federal attorney to specifically meet the needs of federal employees. FEDS Protection provides coverage for the three distinct areas of exposure for federal employees—civil, administrative, and criminal.

Trusted By Leading Federal Employee Associations

FEDS Protection is recommended by the leading federal employee associations, including SEA, FMA, FLEOA, WIFLE, PMA, FAAMA, and FWFS.  FEDS is recommended for a reason—FEDS provides federal employees with the top-notch legal representation and coverage they need and deserve.

FEDS legal representation sets us apart

Prior to founding FEDS Protection, FEDS President Tony Vergnetti worked as an attorney for a federal agency, so he understands how critical it is to have experienced, tenacious, and objective legal counsel when defending the unique matters involving federal employees.  The FEDS nationally-recognized panel of attorneys is led by Shaw Bransford & Roth P.C.

Upfront Coverage, No Surprises

FEDS does not charge extra for worldwide coverage, certain types of EPLI claims, or other coverage options that other PLI companies may charge an additional cost for.  FEDS is committed to providing the best PLI coverage possible to federal employees in a cost-effective manner.

20+ Years of EXperience

FEDS was founded by a former federal attorney with over 20 years of experience in both the public and private sectors defending federal employees.  

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Typical Cost for Federal Employment Lawyer



Endorsements and Testimonials

"Several of my colleagues were asked to testify before Congress.  All of us needed legal representation.  Several of us had professional liability insurance.  Most of these firms declined to cover my colleagues' legal expenses.  FEDS Protection covered me.  I am sticking with them."

Former Ambassador, William B. Taylor 

"I was the lucky one—I had professional liability insurance from FEDS.  After nearly three years and over $200,000 worth of legal fees, I was vindicated by MSPB—twice.  GSA was forced to reinstate me with back pay, benefits and interest and they were obligated to pay my legal fees.  From the beginning, the FEDS liability insurance gave me the backing I needed to fight.”

Paul Prouty, GSA Commissioner, Retired

“I was the subject of an OSC investigation. If I had a FEDS Policy in place at the time, the investigation would have been covered—instead, I have paid hundreds of thousands in attorney fees to defend myself.  I highly recommend that all executives purchase their professional liability insurance from FEDS Protection and avoid a ‘should have, could have, would have’ situation like mine.”

Katherine Coffman, Former Human Capital Officer, IRS


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