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: 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: 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: 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.
Developments at the MSPB: On June 13, 2014, the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) issued a nonprecedential decision in Halfacre v. Dept. of Homeland Security, MSPB Docket No. DC-0752-12-0626-I-1. Reversing the administrative judge's decision below, the MSPB found that Ms. Halfacre was denied Constitutional due process in her removal, rendering the removal fatally legally defective. Accordingly, the MSPB reversed the removal of Ms. Halfacre and reinstated her to duty with back pay.
News from Passman & Kaplan: On May 24, 2013, the Bar Association of the District of Columbia (BADC) publicly announced that it would award Passman & Kaplan the 2013 Constance L. Belfoire Quality of Life Award. According to the BADC website, the award is meant to recognize "Employers who provide quality of life for their lawyers" on a wide variety of issues, such as work/life balance, availability of alternative work schedules, collegiality, diversity, professional development and mentorship, and support for pro bono and bar association participation. BADC will formally present the award to Passman & Kaplan at BADC's annual luncheon on June 19, 2013. Passman & Kaplan is the 16th recipient of this award, and was nominated by P&K's legal staff. BADC's press release announcing the award can be found here.
Washingtonian Magazine has named Passman & Kaplan founding principal, Joseph V. Kaplan, one of Washington DC's "Best Lawyers" for 2011. The magazine's December 2011 edition identifies top lawyers by areas of practice. Joe Kaplan is listed in the "suing the boss" category -- the category for plaintiffs' employment lawyers. This is not the first time that Washingtonian has recognized Mr. Kaplan as one of Washington DC's Best Lawyers. The on-line link to the magazine will not be available until January 1, 2012.