Elaine D. Kaplan
Elaine D. Kaplan was nominated November 7, 1997, by President William Jefferson Clinton to serve a five-year term as Special Counsel in the Office of Special Counsel. After serving in the position since May 1998, Kaplan resigned on June 2, 2003. Upon her departure, Kaplan joined "the Washington, D.C. law firm of Bernabei and Katz, as 'of counsel.' Bernabei and Katz is a nationally recognized firm that specializes in employment law, sexual harassment law, whistleblower law, and civil rights and civil liberties matters."  
Kaplan, of the District of Columbia, "served as the Deputy General Counsel at the National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU) since 1988. She is responsible for supervising attorneys and conducting litigation in federal district courts, U.S. courts of appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of NTEU, representing 150,000 employees nationwide in the areas of civil liberties, administrative law, racial and sexual discrimination, and labor law. Previously, she was the Assistant Director of Litigation and Assistant Counsel at the NTEU. She worked as an attorney for the State and Local Legal Center in Washington, D.C. from 1983 to 1984, and as an attorney in the Office of the Solicitor at the U.S. Department of Labor from 1979 to 1983. Ms. Kaplan received a B.A. from the State University of New York at Binghamton, and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center." 
- Stephen Barr, "Head of Office of Special Counsel Sends Bush Her Resignation," Washington Post, May 13, 2003.