Joseph V. Kaplan

Joseph V. Kaplan

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

JOSEPH V. KAPLAN, a founding principal in the firm, received his undergraduate degree from the Pennsylvania State University in 1975, and his Juris Doctor in 1978 from Gonzaga University. In 1979, Mr. Kaplan received a Master of Laws, LL.M. from the George Washington University National Law Center, specializing in Labor and Employment Law.

Mr. Kaplan's first position was with the National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU), where he was involved in labor litigation and negotiations. In 1986, Mr. Kaplan entered the private practice of law, concentrating in labor and employment law, as an associate with the firm of Passman & Broida. In January 1989, Mr. Kaplan opened his own legal practice under the name of Joseph V. Kaplan, P.C. By the end of that year, Messrs. Passman and Kaplan agreed to merge their firms under the name of Passman & Kaplan, P.C.

Mr. Kaplan continues to concentrate his practice in the areas of employment, labor, and discrimination law. While primarily representing Federal and D.C. Government employees and labor unions of the Federal and District of Columbia Governments, he also represents private sector employees. Mr. Kaplan's practice involves litigation in  the U.S. Courts of Appeals, the U.S. District Courts, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the D.C. Court of Appeals and the D.C. Superior Court, and such administrative agencies as the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA), the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals (DOHA), the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS), the Federal Service Impasses Panel (FSIP), the D.C. Human Rights Commission (DCHRC), the D.C. Office of Employee Appeals (OEA), and numerous arbitrators. In 2005, Mr. Kaplan obtained a jury verdict of $3M for a P&K client in a disability rights law suit against the U.S. Department of Commerce.

In addition to practicing law, Mr. Kaplan is a frequent lecturer at professional seminars concerning various labor and employment law topics.

Mr. Kaplan also served on the faculty of Central Michigan University, where he taught a graduate economics course on Collective Bargaining and Labor Law. He was twice elected as the National President of the Society of Federal Labor and Employee Relations Professionals (SFLERP) and is active in various professional organizations, such as the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) and the Washington Metropolitan Employment Lawyers Association (MWELA). Mr. Kaplan has written a number of published articles concerning federal labor relations, and for six years was the author of the Federal Merit Systems Year Book, a leading reference book on the Merit Systems Protection Board, published by the Labor Relations Press. Moreover, Mr. Kaplan is the lead editor and co-author of the Federal Employees Legal Survival Guide, and is co-author of Litigating Federal Sector Employee and Labor Disputes: A Practitioner's Handbook by Dewey Publications. Mr. Kaplan has also served as a court-certified expert witness on MSPB procedures in U.S. District Court.  In 2008 he was selected to be a Fellow of The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, Inc.

Mr. Kaplan is an active member of the bars of the District of Columbia and the State of Maryland.

Areas of Practice

  • U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board
  • U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • Federal Courts
  • Federal Labor Relations Authority
  • Department of Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
  • U.S. Office of Special Counsel

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia, 1981
  • Pennsylvania, 1978
  • Maryland, 1992
  • U.S. District Court District of Maryland, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1979
  • U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia, 1981
  • U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit, 1980
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit, 1980
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1993
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1996
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1997
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 2014

Education

  • George Washington University National Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia
    • LL.M. - 1979
    • Major: Labor Law
  • Gonzaga University School of Law, Spokane, Washington
    • J.D. cum laude - 1978
    • Law Review: Gonzaga University Law Review, 1976 - 1978
  • Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pennsylvania
    • B.A. - 1975
    • Honors: President - Academic Assembly
    • Honors: President - Liberal Arts Student Council
    • Honors: President - Student Government Association (Abington Campus)
    • Major: Political Science

Published Works

  • Federal Employees Legal Survival Guide, 2d Ed Work Place Fairness, 2004
  • Litigating Federal Sector Employment and Labor Disputes: A Practitioners Hand Book, Dewey Publications, Inc., 2002
  • Federal Merit Systems Yearbook, Labor Relations Press, 1998
  • Federal Merit Systems Yearbook, Labor Relations Press, 1997
  • Federal Merit Systems Yearbook, Labor Relations Press, 1996
  • Federal Merit Systems Yearbook, Labor Relations Press, 1995
  • Federal Merit Systems Yearbook, Labor Relations Press, 1994
  • Reckless Disregard: Intentional And Willful Violations Of The Privacy Act's Investigatory Requirements, The Federal Lawyer Magazine, May, 1997
  • Union Representation in Criminal & Admin. Investigatory Process Federal Service Labor Relations Review, Vol. 5, No. 2, 1983
  • Federal Employees Legal Survival Guide, 3d Ed, Passman & Kaplan, PC, 2014

Representative Clients

  • National Labor Relations Board Union
  • Fraternal Order of Police Government Printing Office
  • Various AFGE Locals

Classes/Seminars

  • Proving and Defending Claims of Compensatory Damages, EEOC EXCEL Conference, August 29, 2013
  • Taking and Defending Depositions (and then using them at trial), EEOC EXCEL Conference, August 28, 2013
  • Legal Basis in Public Administration, American University, School of Public Affairs, Division of Public Administration, Spring, 2013
  • Recent Developments in Whistleblower Protections, Society of Federal Labor and Employee Relations Professionals National Symposium, April 19, 2013
  • Get the Most out of Witnesses in Emotional Distress Claims, Federal Workplace Conference, LRP Publications, April 3, 2013
  • Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act, Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association Brown Bag, December 19, 2012
  • Enforceable Federal EEO Settlement Agreements: From Crafting to Drafting, LRP Publications, Audio Conference, September 20, 2012
  • Closing Plenary, 60 Tips in 60 Minutes: Your Role in Making Government Efficient and Effective, 27th Annual Federal Dispute Resolution Conference, August 22, 2012
  • What is the Agency Rep's Role in the EEO Process?, 27th Annual Federal Dispute Resolution Conference, August 21, 2012
  • Anatomy of a Reprisal Case, EEOC EXCEL Conference, August 2, 2012
  • Drafting Settlement Agreements, EEOC EXCEL Conference, August 2, 2012
  • Drafting Enforceable Settlement Agreements, EEOC EXCEL Conference, August 1, 2012
  • Examination of Witnesses, EEOC EXCEL Conference, July 31, 2012
  • Proving Compensatory Damages Through Lay Witnesses, NELA Annual Convention, June 22, 2012
  • Recent Developments at the Federal Circuit and MSPB – Is the Pendulum Swinging?, Society of Federal Labor and Employee Relations Professionals, D.C. Chapter Training Brown-Bag Luncheon, June 19, 2012
  • Panel Discussion Regarding Significant MSPB and Federal Circuit Decisions, MSPB Breakout Panel, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit Judicial Conference, May 17, 2012
  • Reprisal Protections for Federal Employees, 39th Annual Symposium of the Society of Federal Labor and Employee Relations Professionals, May 10, 2012
  • Drafting Settlement Agreements, EEOC EXCEL Conference, August 18, 2011
  • Mixed Cases, EEOC EXCEL Conference, August 17, 2011
  • Examination of Witnesses, EEOC EXCEL Conference, August 16, 2011
  • Effective Settlement Techniques and Drafting Enforceable Settlements, EEOC EXCEL Conference , July 14, 2010
  • Proving or Avoiding Compensatory Damages, EEOC EXCEL Conference , July 12, 2010
  • How to Keep Workplace Ant Hills from Becoming Workplace Mountains, Society of Federal Labor and Employee Relations Professionals, New York / New Jersey Chapter, Spring Conference, May 25, 2010
  • Advanced EEO Issues, Society of Federal Labor and Employee Relations Professionals National Symposium, April 23, 2010
  • Drafting an Enforceable Settlement Agreement, EEOC EXCEL Conference, July 29, 2009
  • Examination of Witnesses at Hearing, EEOC EXCEL Conference, July 29, 2009
  • Reprisal Protections for Federal Employees, Society of Federal and Employee Relations Professionals, Washington, DC, April 23, 2009
  • Reprisal Protections for Federal Employees, National Employment Lawyers Association, Chicago, October 16, 2008
  • Examination of Witness at Hearing, EEOC EXCEL Conference, August 20, 2008
  • How to Avoid Being Named in an EEO Complaint, EEOC EXCEL Conference, August 19, 2008
  • Drafting an Ironclad Settlement Agreement, EEOC EXCEL Conference, August 19, 2008
  • Advanced EEOC Case Processing in a Nutshell, EEOC EXCEL Conference, August 18, 2008
  • Litigating Before an Administrative Judge: The Hearing and Pre-Hearing Process, EEOC Training Institute, Washington Field Office, June 17, 2008
  • Advanced EEO Issues, Society of Federal Labor and Employee Relations Professionals National Symposium, April 24, 2008
  • Arbitration Advocacy, National Labor Relations Board Union Convention, October 5, 2007
  • Common Federal Sector Employment Issues, National Labor Relations Board Union Convention, October 5, 2007
  • Mediation of Collective Bargaining Negotiations, DC Bar, Labor and Employment Law Section, September 17, 2007
  • Drafting Settlement Agreements, EEOC Excel Conference, August 14, 2007
  • Competitive Negotiation Techniques, EEOC Excel Conference, August 14, 2007
  • Examination of Witnesses, EEOC Excel Conference, August 15, 2007
  • Forum for EEO, HR, and General Managers, EEOC Excel Conference, August 15, 2007
  • Advanced EEO Issues, Society of Federal Labor and Employee Relations Professionals Hampton Roads Chapter Training Symposium, December 7, 2006
  • Negotiation Styles and Tactics, EEOC Excel Conference, July 25, 2006
  • Examination of Witnesses, EEOC Excel Conference, July 26, 2006
  • Structured Settlements in Employment Cases, NELA: Annual Conference, June 24, 2006
  • Advanced EEO Issues, Society of Federal Labor and Employee Relations Professionals 33rd Annual Symposium, May 12, 2006
  • First Amendment Rights of Government Employees, Georgetown University Law School 24th Annual Employment Law and Litigation Institute Legal Trends and Practice Strategies, April 6, 2006
  • Setting the Stage and Closing the Deal: Opening and Closing Statements, NELA: Accommodating Disabilities and Family and Medical Leaves, March 10, 2006
  • Challenges and Ethics of Managing Client Needs, Expectations, and Emotions, MWELA Annual Conference, March 3, 2006
  • Intake Essentials of a Privacy Act Claim, MWELA Annual Conference, March 3, 2006
  • Basic EEO Case Processing, NLRBU Convention, October 7, 2005
  • Advanced EEO Case Processing, NLRBU Convention, October 7, 2005
  • Common Federal Employment Issues You Need to Know, NLRBU Convention, October 7, 2005
  • Impasse Resolution at the FSIP, NLRBU Convention, October 7, 2005
  • Negotiating & Drafting a Good Settlement Agreement, EEOC Excel Conference, August 22, 2005
  • Examination of Witnesses, EEOC Excel Conference, August 24, 2005
  • Settlement Strategies and Techniques, Society of Federal Labor and Employee Relations Professionals Symposium, May 12, 2005
  • Georgetown University Law School 23rd Annual Employment Law and Litigation Institute, Security Clearance Review Process, April 21, 2005
  • MSPB Case Update, NELA: Everything You Need to Know About Representing Federal Employees, October 1, 2004
  • Settlement Techniques, EEOC Excel Conference, August 30, 2004
  • Supervisor's Session: How Good Managers Go Bad Avoiding the Pitfalls of Retaliation, EEOC Excel Conference, August 31, 2004
  • Federal Sector: Mixed Cases and Election of Remedies, Georgetown University Law School 22nd Annual Employment Law and Litigation Institute, April 15, 2004
  • Federal Sector Arbitration: An Overview, Federal Training Foundation Winning Arbitration Advocacy, February 6, 2004
  • Mixed Cases & Election of Remedies in Federal-Sector Cases, Federal Training Foundation Winning Arbitration Advocacy, February 26, 2004
  • Further Reforms Needed?, Federal Training Foundation EEOC: The Changing Landscape, October 13, 2003
  • Religious and National Origin Discrimination, the Claim du jour, Federal Training Foundation EEOC: The Changing Landscape, October 13, 2003
  • Arbitration Training, NLRB Union, October 10, 2003
  • Compensatory Damages, EEOC Excel Conference, August 6, 2003
  • Drafting a Good Settlement Agreement, EEOC Excel Conference, August 26, 2003
  • Oral and Written Replies, Federal Training Foundation, 2003
  • Discrimination as an Affirmative Defense, Federal Training Foundation Adverse Actions, June 27, 2003
  • The Defense du jour: Stone, Mesberger, and Due Process, Federal Training Foundation Adverse Actions, June 26, 2003
  • A Guide on How to Avoid Being Named an RMO, Federal Training Foundation How to Handle EEO Complaints, June 6, 2003
  • Analyzing & Working the Performance Appraisal Complaint, Federal Training Foundation How to Handle EEO Complaints, June 5, 2003
  • How to Avoid Being Named in an EEO Complaint, Society of Federal Labor and Employee Relations Professionals, May 28, 2003
  • General Session: A Look at 30 Years of Labor Management Relations, Society of Federal Labor and Employee Relations Professionals 30th Annual Symposium, May 16, 2003
  • What to Do in Discipline/Adverse Action Cases: How to Avoid Pitfalls; How to Defend Yourself, Society of Federal Labor and Employee Relations Professionals 30th Annual Symposium, May 16, 2003
  • Safe Harbor Defenses in Non-Sexual Harassment Cases, Federal Training Foundation Annual EEO Symposium, May 2, 2003
  • The Economics of Running an Employment Practice, MWELA Annual Conference, March 20, 2003
  • Overview of Medical Issues and Disability Questions, Federal Training Foundation Disabilities, Medical Issues & The Employee in the Federal Workplace, February 27, 2003
  • Overview of Arbitration, Federal Training Foundation Winning Arbitration Advocacy, January 23, 2003
  • Review & Enforcement of Awards: Where to Go and On What Basis, Federal Training Foundation Winning Arbitration Advocacy, January 23, 2003 - February 23, 2003
  • Advising RMO's: How to Avoid Being Named an RMO and What to do When that Happens, Federal Training Foundation Federal Sector EEO Symposium, October 25, 2002
  • Federal Training Foundation Federal Sector EEO Symposium, The Judge's New Handbook, October 24, 2002
  • Federal Training Foundation Federal Sector EEO Symposium, Resolving Complex Com Damage Claims and Other Remedy Issues, October 24, 2002
  • Grievance Processing, Fraternal Order of Police - NLC #2 Convention, 2002
  • Weingarten Rights, Fraternal Order of Police - NLC #2 Convention, 2002
  • The Role of the Union Steward, Fraternal Order of Police - NLC #2 Convention, 2002
  • MSPB Current Developments, The 20th Annual Federal Sector Labor Relations and Labor Law Program, Chicago-Kent College of Law, September 19, 2002
  • Framing Charges Before the MSPB: Back to Basics, EEOC Excel Conference Examining Conflicts in Employment Laws, August 29, 2002
  • Retaliation: How Good Managers Go Bad: Avoiding the Pitfalls of Retaliation, EEOC Excel Conference Examining Conflicts in Employment Laws, August 29, 2002
  • Seeking and Defending Sanctions Before the EEOC, Examining Conflicts in Employment Laws, August 28, 2002
  • Employee Rights Supervisors and Managers, National Black Coalition of Federal Aviation Employees Annual National Training Conference, August 15, 2002
  • Employee Rights Non-Supervisors and Non-Managers, National Black Coalition of Federal Aviation Employees Annual National Training Conference, August 14, 2002
  • Overview & How to Avoid and Prevent EEO Complaints, Federal Training Foundation Resolving Federal Sector EEO Complaints, July 18, 2002
  • Settlements of EEO Complaints, Federal Training Foundation Resolving Federal Sector EEO Complaints, July 18, 2002
  • Summary Judgment and Other Dispositive Motions, Federal Training Foundation Resolving Federal Sector EEO Complaints, July 18, 2002
  • Advocacy Skills and Techniques for Mediation of EEO Complaints, Federal Training Foundation Resolving Federal Sector EEO Complaints, July 18, 2002
  • Federal Employees' Privacy Rights in Misconduct Investigations and Related Privacy and Investigatory Issues, Federal Training Foundation Advising and Counseling in the Maze of Civil Service Law, June 20, 2002
  • How to Avoid Being Named in an EEO Complaint, Federal Training Foundation Advising and Counseling in the Maze of Civil Service Law, June 20, 2002
  • Federal Sector EEO Program, National Black Coalition of Federal Aviation Employees, June 12, 2002
  • Advising RMO's: How to Avoid Being Named as an RMO and What to Do When that Happens, Federal Training Foundation Annual EEO Symposium EEOC Review and Update, April 12, 2002
  • Summary Judgment, Federal Training Foundation Annual EEO Symposium EEOC Review and Update, April 12, 2002
  • The Art of Settlement, Federal Training Foundation, February 15, 2002
  • Overview of Federal-Sector Employment Appeals, West Virginia Employment Lawyers Association, February 9, 2002
  • Compensatory Damages, NAACP Federal Sector Task Force, January 19, 2002
  • Rehabbing the Rehab Act, National Labor Relations Board Union, July 17, 2002
  • Mixed cases & Election of Remedies in Federal-Sector Cases, State and Personnel Laws in the District of Columbia, November 14, 2002
  • Arbitration Challenges, Federal Training Foundation: Winning Arbitration Advocacy, December 5, 2001
  • Overview of Arbitration, Federal Training Foundation: Winning Arbitration Advocacy, December 5, 2001
  • Review & Enforcement of Awards: Where to Go and on What Basis, Federal Training Foundation: Winning Arbitration Advocacy, December 5, 2001
  • Federal Sector Nuances, MWELA Attorney Fees Brown Bag, October 18, 2001
  • 2001 Annual Case Update, Society of Federal Labor Relations Professionals, September 14, 2001
  • How to Avoid Being Named in an EEO Complaint, EEOC 2001 Excel Conference, 2001
  • The 'Shifting' Shifting Burdens of Proof in Employment Discrimination Cases, Virginia Bar, June 15, 2002
  • Annual Case Update, Society of Federal Labor Relations Professionals 27th Annual Symposium, September 22, 2000
  • Mixed Cases & Election of Remedies in Federal-Sector Cases, Society of Federal Labor Relations Professionals, December 7, 2000
  • Hot Topics for Federal Sector Advocates, EEOC Excel Conference Examining Conflicts in Employment Laws
  • Supervisor's Session: How to Avoid Being Named in a Title VII Discrimination Complaint, EEOC Excel Conference Examining Conflicts in Employment Laws, August 29, 2000
  • Zealous Advocacy on Behalf of Federal Employees, NELA Annual Convention, June 23, 2000
  • Rehabbing the Rehab Act, Government Training Institute, May 4, 2000
  • Mixed Cases & Election of Remedies in Federal-Sector Cases, Public Sector Committee of the Labor and Employment Law Section, DC Bar, April 27, 2000
  • Significant Decisions of the Federal Circuit and the Merit Systems Protection Board, National Employment Lawyers Association Litigating & Winning Federal Employee Rights Cases, April 17, 2000
  • Practitioner's Viewpoint, Society of Federal Labor Relations Professionals Arbitration in Federal Sector Labor Relations, April 12, 2000
  • The Compensatory Damages Case: Perspectives from a Plaintiff's Representative, Government Training Institute Compensatory and Consequential Damages in Federal Sector Cases, March 22, 2000
  • The EEOC's New Regulations for Federal Sector Case Processing, Society of Federal Labor Relations Professionals, March 21, 2000
  • Legal Update: What's Going On in Federal Employee Litigation?, National Employment Lawyers Association Litigating & Winning Federal Employee Rights Cases, March 17, 2000
  • The EEOC's New Regulations for Federal Sector Case Processing, MWELA Annual Convention, February 25, 2000
  • Significant Board and Federal Circuit Decisions- The Practitioner's Perspective, Government Training Institute National Symposium on MSPB Law, Process, and Procedures, September 28, 1999
  • 1999 Annual Case Update, Society of Federal Labor Relations Professionals, September 17, 1999
  • Mixed Cases, Proposed vs. Final Action, Compensatory Damages, Public Administration Forum: Understanding EEO Legal Concepts, July 7, 1999
  • Federal Employees' Privacy Rights in Misconduct Investigations and Related Privacy and Investigatory Issues, Government Training Institute Legal Rights and Responsibilities of Officials Employee Rights and Agency Representation Obligations, May 12, 1999
  • Attorney Fees in Federal Sector Employment Cases, D.C. Bar Labor and Employment Section/MWELA, February 2, 1999
  • Attorney Fees, Government Training Institute: National Symposium on MSPB Law, Process, and Procedures, October 16, 1998
  • The Year in Review: Reading the Trends, Spotting the Hot Spots, Government Training Institute: National Symposium on MSPB Law, Process, and Procedures, October 15, 1998
  • The Ultimate Key to Charge Interpretation, Government Training Institute: National Symposium on MSPB Law, Process, and Procedures, October 15, 1998
  • Attorney Fees, Government Training Institute: National Symposium on MSPB Law, Process, and Procedures, September 25, 1998
  • The Year in Review: Reading the Trends, Spotting the Hot Spots, Government Training Institute: National Symposium on MSPB Law, Process, and Procedures, September 24, 1998
  • The Ultimate Key to Charge Interpretation, Government Training Institute: National Symposium on MSPB Law, Process, and Procedures, September 24, 1998
  • Federal Employees' Privacy Rights in Misconduct Investigations and Related Privacy and Investigatory Issues, Government Training Institute: National Symposium on MSPB Law, Process, and Procedures, June 12, 1998
  • Practitioner's Viewpoint, Society of Federal Labor Relations Professionals 1998 Arbitration Conference, 1998
  • MSPB Annual Case Update, Society of Federal Labor Relations Professions SFLRP Symposium, May 19, 1998
  • Representing Federal Workers in Employment Disputes: Navigating the Maze, Fairfax Bar Association Semi-Annual Employment Law, February 3, 1998
  • Practitioner's Viewpoint, Society of Federal Labor Relations Professionals 1997 Arbitration Conference, 1997
  • Federal Employees' Privacy Rights in Misconduct Investigations and Related Privacy and Investigatory Issues, Government Training Institute Violence in the Workplace, March 19, 1997
  • What Makes a Good Case? A Behavioral and Legal Approach to Working with Problem Employees, Association of Legal Administrators, March 5, 1997 - March 15, 1997
  • New Rules for Firm Choice and Reasonable Accommodation, Public Administration Forum MSPB Practitioners Forum, 1996
  • A Year of Change, Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association: Practice Before the MSPB 1994, May 10, 1995
  • Leading in the Context of Constitutional Government, American University, School of Public Affairs, Division of Public Administration, Key Executive Program, 2009 - Present
  • A Conversation with EEOC Commissioner Chai Feldblum, NELA, October 17, 2014
  • Meet the Heads of Agencies Responsible for Enforcing Federal Employee Rights, NELA, October 17, 2014
  • Make the Right Call: Leave and Telework as reasonable Accommodations for Federal Employees, Audio Conference, LRP Publications, September 17, 2014
  • Effective Direct and Cross Examination in a Compensatory Damages Hearing, EEOC EXCEL Conference, August 14, 2014
  • Navigating the Maze: Understanding the Confusing Principles of Mixed Cases, EEOC EXCEL Conference, August 14, 2014
  • Its None of Your Business: A Guide to Issues About Employee Privacy, EEOC EXCEL Conference, August 13, 2014
  • Civility and Fairness in the Workplace: A Time to Act, Society of Federal Labor and Employee Relations Specialists, New York/New Jersey Chapter, June 4, 2014
  • Legal Basis in Public Administration, American University, School of Public Affairs, Division of Public Administration, Summer, 2014
  • Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act: The One-Year Report, Federal Workplace Conference, LRP Publications, April 25, 2014
  • It’s Time to Do Something About Reprisal, Federal Workplace Conference, LRP Publications, April 25, 2014
  • Reasonable Accommodation: Practical Guidance to Minimize Agency Liability, LRP Audio Conference, February 5, 2014
  • Legal Basis in Public Administration, American University, School of Public Affairs, Division of Public Administration, Spring, 2014
  • Common Federal Employment Issues You Need to Know, NLRBU Convention, October 11, 2013
  • The Role of the Union Steward / Grievance Processing, NLRBU Convention, October 11, 2013
  • Advanced EEO Case Processing, NLRBU Convention, October 11, 2013
  • Basic EEO Case Processing, NLRBU Convention, October 11, 2013

Honors and Awards

  • "AV" Rated
  • Washingtonian Magazine - Washington's Best Lawyers, 2004, 2011, 2013 and 2015

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • National Employment Lawyers Association, Member, 1997 - Present
  • Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association, Executive Board Member, Former Vice President, 1997 - Present
  • Society of Federal Labor and Employee Relations Specialists, 1991 - Present
  • Society of Federal Labor and Employee Relations Specialists, National President , 1993 - 1995
  • Society of Federal Labor and Employee Relations Specialists, National President

Past Employment Positions

  • National Treasury Employees Union, Assistant Director of Negotiations, 1981 - 1986
  • National Treasury Employees Union, National Counsel, 1979 - 1981

Pro Bono Activities

  • Hexagon
  • Musical Theater Center, 1992 - 2006
  • Whitman-Walker Clinic, 2006 - Present