Adria S. Zeldin

Adria S. Zeldin

Senior Associate
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia
Phone:
202-644-8321
800-881-0140 (Toll-Free)
Fax:
202-789-0101
Email:

Adria S. Zeldin joined Passman and Kaplan in December 2010 with 23 years of experience in the areas of federal sector employment, discrimination, and labor law. Ms. Zeldin was employed at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission from 1987 to 2005, where she held various positions including that of an EEOC Administrative Judge and Supervisory Administrative Judge from 1995 to 2001. From 2001 to 2009, Ms. Zeldin was employed as Agency Counsel at three different federal government agencies and represented those agencies in employment and labor actions before the EEOC, the US Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA), the General Services Administration Board of Contract Appeals (GSBCA), in labor arbitrations, and in federal district courts. Prior to joining Passman and Kaplan, Ms. Zeldin worked independently as an attorney, mediator, and trainer in the area of federal sector employment law.

Ms. Zeldin received her undergraduate degree from Antioch College in Ohio in 1977 and her Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center in 1985. Ms. Zeldin is a frequent lecturer at professional conferences on various areas of employment and discrimination law.  Ms. Zeldin is also an experienced mediator and has mediated public and private sector cases of employment, housing, and public accommodation discrimination; misdemeanor cases; and cases involving citizen complaints against District of Columbia police officers.

Areas of Practice

  • EEOC
  • MSPB
  • Federal Courts
  • FLRA
  • GSBCA

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia, 1994
  • Pennsylvania, 1986

Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia
    • J.D. - 1985
  • Antioch College, Ohio - 1977
    • Major: Latin American Studies/Spanish

Published Works

  • Observations on the Use of ADR in Federal Sector Employment Discrimination Cases, Journal of Alternative Dispute Resolution in Employment, Summer, 2000
  • Survey of Recent U.S. Supreme Court Decisions on Employment Discrimination Law , Creighton Law Review, June, 1995
  • Recent Developments in Employment Discrimination Law, (prepared annually 1992-1995 at EEOC)

Classes/Seminars

  • Workshop on Legal Sufficiency Reviews of ROIs and FADs , Department of Defense Education Activity Annual EEO Conference, Arlington
  • Legal Updates for EEO Professionals, Omnigov Training Institute, EEO Wednesdays Webinar Series
  • Avoiding Sticky Issues in the EEO Process, Omnigov Training Institute, EEO Wednesdays Webinar Series
  • Attorney Client Privilege in the Federal Sector: Fact or Fiction?, Federal Dispute Resolution Conference, Phoenix
  • Keeping “Impartial” in the Impartial Investigation Process, HR & EEO in the Federal Workplace, New York
  • Managing the Inherent Conflicts in the Federal EEO Process; EEOC Mock Hearing, Federal Dispute Resolution Conference, Orlando
  • Attorney Client Privilege; Maintaining Impartiality in the Federal EEO Process, Federal Dispute Resolution Conference, San Francisco
  • Conflicts of Interest in the Federal EEO Process, Department of Homeland Security/Immigration and Customs Enforcement Employment Law Conference, Boston
  • Litigating Disability Cases, DC Bar Employment Law Section
  • EEO Law for ICE Supervisors and Managers, ICE Leadership Development Center, Dallas, 2007 - 2009
  • Avoiding Conflicts of Interest in the EEO Process, Department of Defense Education Activity Annual EEO Conference, Arlington

Past Employment Positions

  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security/Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Washington, DC, Office of the Principal Legal Advisor, Associate Legal Advisor, 2007 - 2009
  • U.S. Department of Defense Education Activity, (DoDEA), Arlington, VA, Office of General Counsel, Assistant General Counsel, 2005 - 2007
  • U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, (EEOC), Washington, DC, Office of General Counsel, Senior Trial Attorney, 2001 - 2005
  • U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, (EEOC), Washington, DC, Washington Field Office, Supervisory Administrative Judge, 2000 - 2001
  • U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, (EEOC), Washington, DC, Washington Field Office, Administrative Judge, 1995 - 2000
  • U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, (EEOC), Washington, DC, Systemic Investigations and Review Program, Attorney, 1991 - 1995
  • U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, (EEOC), Washington, DC, Determinations Review Program, Attorney, 1990 - 1991
  • U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, (EEOC), Washington, DC, Office of Federal Operations, Attorney, 1987 - 1990
  • U.S. Department of Labor, Washington, DC, 1986 - 1987

Pro Bono Activities

  • DC Bar Attorney Client Arbitration Board, 2009 - Present
  • Montgomery County Office of Human Rights, 2000 - 2009
  • EEOC Washington Field Office Mediation Program, 2001 - 2005
  • Community Dispute Resolution Center, 2002 - 2007
  • Department of Defense (DoD) Roster of Neutrals, 2005 - 2007