Lok Lau, who was formerly an undercover FBI agent, was fired. He appears to have been swept up in other criminal proceedings, and hired defendant attorney to sue for employment discrimination. He lost and now sues. “A former FBI special agent who was fired by the bureau after spending years undercover in the late 1980s and early 1990s in a highly classified role spying on China may soon get his day in court: with his former attorney.
Lau filed an employment discrimination lawsuit against the Department of Justice in the wake of getting the boot by the FBI some six years ago. That case was subsequently dismissed and Lau’s appeal was unsuccessful.
But Lau’s lawsuit against DOJ was not your normal, run-of-the-mill wrongful termination case. The attorney he hired to battle the DOJ, as a result, had to be on top of his legal game. Lau claims he was not, which Lau argues cost him the case.
Lau’s attorney at the time, Antonio V. Silva of El Paso, disagrees, and now contends that the court dismissed Lau’s case because it lacked merit.” Full Narcosphere blog.