Protecting Workers’ Rights

Focusing on the Rights of Federal Employees

Andrew J. Perlmutter
  • Principal


Washington, DC





ANDREW J. PERLMUTTER became an associate of the firm in 2007, a senior associate in 2013, and a principal in 2018. Mr. Perlmutter received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in May 2004. From 2005-2007, Mr. Perlmutter was an associate at Melehy & Associates, LLC (formerly Zipin & Melehy, LLC) in Silver Spring, MD, where he practiced plaintiff-side employment law. During law school, Mr. Perlmutter participated in the Harrison Institute for Public Law, Policy Clinic, representing governmental and nonprofit clients in varied regulatory matters, and was on staff of Law and Policy in International Business.

Mr. Perlmutter's internship experience includes legal clerkships with Schargin Associates (a Washington, DC administrative litigation firm) and with Prof. Roy Schotland (researching constitutional and elections law issues) as well as positions with the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Congress and the Pennsylvania General Assembly.

In 2001, Mr. Perlmutter graduated from Cornell University with honors, with a major in Government and minors in International Relations and Law & Society.

Mr. Perlmutter is a member of the bars of the State of Maryland and of the District of Columbia.

Areas of Practice

  • Administrative Hearings & Adjudication
  • Arbitration
  • Civil Rights
  • Age Discrimination
  • Disability & Illness Discrimination
  • Gay & Lesbian Rights
  • National Origin Discrimination
  • Race Discrimination
  • Religious Discrimination
  • Sex Discrimination
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Employment Law -- Employee
  • Americans with Disabilities Act -- Employee
  • Employee Rights -- Employee
  • Employment Discrimination -- Employee
  • Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) -- Employee
  • Municipal Employment -- Employee
  • Sexual Harassment -- Employee
  • Wage & Hour Laws -- Employee
  • Wrongful Termination -- Employee
  • Labor Arbitration
  • Unfair Labor Practices
  • Wage & Hour Laws
  • Federal Appellate Practice
  • Federal Claims Court
  • US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland, 2004
  • District of Columbia, 2005
  • U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia, 2007
  • U.S. District Court District of Maryland, 2007
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit, 2007
  • U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit, 2007
  • Federal Claims Court, 2007
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2018


  • Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia
    • J.D. - 2004
  • Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
    • A.B. - 2001
    • Honors: With Distinction in All Subjects
    • Major: Government

Published Works

  • Federal Employees Legal Survival Guide, Third Edition (Co-Author), Passman & Kaplan, P.C., 2014
  • Passman, E. and Perlmutter, A., “EEOC Federal Sector Law and 2007 Decisions on Attorneys’ Fees and Costs,”, BNA Employment Discrimination Report, Vol. 32, No. 14 (April 8, 2008)
  • Frequent contributor to rulemaking comments submitted by Passman & Kaplan, P.C., the National Employment Lawyers Association, the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association and other organizations


  • Moderator for annual ‘brown bag’ programs with staff from the EEOC, MSPB and OSC, Government Personnel Committee, Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice, American Bar Association
  • Moderator, “The New MD-110: A Discussion With EEOC Staff”, Government Personnel Committee, Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice, American Bar Association, December 16, 2015
  • Co-Presenter, “IG Investigations 101”, Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association, March 27, 2015
  • Co-Presenter, “Federal Sector 101: EEOC Basics”, National Employment Lawyers Association Fall Conference, October 2014
  • Co-Presenter, “Issue Spotting & Navigating Claims in Federal Sector Litigation”, National Employment Lawyers Annual Convention, June 2014
  • Co-Presenter, “The Privacy Act Revealed: Understanding Various Causes of Action and Remedies”, Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association, June 6, 2013

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Co-chair, Government Personnel Committee, Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice
  • National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA), Federal Employee Rights Liaison, Amicus Advisory Committee
  • National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA), Chair, Rulemaking Committee, Federal Employee Rights Practice Group
  • Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers' Association (MWELA)

Past Employment Positions

  • Zipin & Melehy LLC, Associate, 2005 to 2007


  • Phi Sigma Phi

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How to Protect and Enforce Your Job Rights 3rd Edition


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