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News from Passman & Kaplan: Washingtonian Magazine Again Names P&K Founding Principal Joseph V. Kaplan One of Washington, DC'S Best Lawyers

News from Passman & Kaplan:  Washingtonian Magazine has named Passman & Kaplan Founding Principal Joseph V. Kaplan one of Washington DC's "Best Lawyers" for 2018. The magazine's December 2018 edition identifies top lawyers by areas of practice. Mr. Kaplan is listed in the "Employment Plaintiffs" category. This is not the first time that Washingtonian has recognized Mr. Kaplan as one of Washington DC's Best Lawyers. Mr. Kaplan was named as a top DC lawyer by Washingtonian Magazine in 2017, 2015, 2013 and 2011. Prior to this year, Washingtonian Magazine ran its Top Lawyers feature every two years.

News from Passman & Kaplan: P&K Principal Moderates Panel With OSC Staff

News from Passman & Kaplan: Passman & Kaplan Principal Andrew J. Perlmutter will be moderating a panel discussion with staff from the U.S. Office of Special Counsel on November 28, 2018. The discussion, "Latest Developments at the Office of Special Counsel", is sponsored by the American Bar Association, Section on Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice, Government Personnel Committee.  For additional details or to register, see the ABA's website.

News from Passman & Kaplan: Personnel News

News from Passman & Kaplan: Passman & Kaplan, P.C. is pleased to announce that P&K Senior Associates Andrew J. Perlmutter and Johnathan P. Lloyd have now become Principals of the firm, and that P&K associate Erik D. Snyder has become a Senior Associate of the firm.

News from Passman & Kaplan: Webinar on Disability Rights

News from Passman & Kaplan:  Passman & Kaplan Founding Principal Joseph V. Kaplan will present a webinar on disability issues in the federal workplace on September 13, 2018, at 12:00pm Eastern. The webinar, entitled "Accommodating and Managing Federal Employees with Mental and Intellectual Disabilities" is presented by LRP Publications.  For further information, see LRP Publications' website: http://www.lrpfederalwebinars.com/register.html

News from Passman & Kaplan: Adverse Action Response Deadlines

News from Passman & Kaplan:  As a public service, Passman & Kaplan wished to generally warn federal employees about the often-short response deadlines that apply when federal employees are faced with a proposed adverse action, in light of recent changes in the law.

Passman & Kaplan Founding Principal Joseph V. Kaplan To Be Presenter at Annual FDR Training Conference in Orlando August 13-16, 2018

Passman & Kaplan Founding Principal Joseph V. Kaplan is once again pleased to be a presenter at this year's FDR Training Conference, to be held in Orlando on August 13-16, 2018. Mr. Kaplan will be co-presenting three programs, "EEOC Mock Hearing," "Can't We Just Settle This?," and "Free Speech, Religious Liberty and the Federal Workplace." For more information, check out the FDR Training Conference webpage

Passman & Kaplan Founding Principal Joseph V. Kaplan to be presenter at 9th Annual Key Executive Leadership Conference June 6, 2018

Passman & Kaplan Founding Principal Joseph V. Kaplan will be presenting at American University's Ninth Annual Key Executive Leadership Conference, scheduled to occur on June 6, 2018 in Washington, DC. Mr. Kaplan will be co-presenting one program, "Speech in the Federal Workplace: Free or Fettered?" For more information, check out the Key Conference's webpage

Passman & Kaplan Founding Principal Joseph V. Kaplan To Be Presenter at the EEOC's "EXCEL" Conference July 10-12, 2018

Passman & Kaplan Founding Principal Joseph V. Kaplan has again been invited by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to be a presenter at its annual EXCEL Conference. The EXCEL Conference, to be held July 10-12, 2018, in Washington, DC, has as its target audience federal agency EEO attorneys and labor relations representatives, EEO officials, human resource professionals, union officials and private attorneys. Mr. Kaplan will co-present two programs, "It's a Mixed-Up World: Understanding Mixed Cases," and "Mock Hearing." For more information, check out the EEOC's web page for the EXCEL Conference.

P&K FOUNDING PRINCIPAL JOSEPH V. KAPLAN TO SPEAK AT 2018 FEDERAL CIRCUIT JUDICIAL CONFERENCE

Passman & Kaplan Founding Principal Joseph V. Kaplan will be speaking at the 2018 Federal Circuit Judicial Conference, in Washington, D.C. on March 16, 2018. Mr. Kaplan will be participating in "Dissenting Opinions: 'The Resistance'", a panel discussion concerning the potential impacts of recent MSPB and Federal Circuit decision on areas in MSPB caselaw. For more information, visit the event page

P&K WHISTLEBLOWER CLIENT HELEN FOSTER IN THE PRESS

The whistleblower reprisal complaint of Helen Foster, a senior civil servant at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, was recently featured in the press. Ms. Foster has alleged that she suffered reprisal after not following through on finding money which exceeded the legal limit to redecorate new HUD Secretary Ben Carson's office. Ms. Foster's story was first publicly reported in a February 27, 2018 article by The Guardian newspaper, and has since been publicly reported in a number of other media outlets. Ms. Foster herself was interviewed by CNNconcerning her allegations. Ms. Foster's whistleblower reprisal complaint was filed at the U.S. Office of Special Counsel. While her whistleblower reprisal complaint is pending, Ms. Foster has been detailed to a position at the Treasury Department at her own request. Ms. Foster believes that alleged retaliatory actions by HUD have negatively impacted her career and reputation. Ms. Foster is seeking remedies such as reinstatement as HUD Chief Administrative Officer and award of compensatory damages. Ms. Foster is represented by Passman & Kaplan, P.C. Founding Principal Joseph V. Kaplan. 

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