News from Passman & Kaplan: Passman & Kaplan, P.C. mourns the loss of Founding Principal Joseph V. Kaplan, who died last night as a victim of the coronavirus pandemic at the age of 66.
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News from Passman & Kaplan: Passman & Kaplan Founding Principal Joseph V. Kaplan appeared on a panel at the Midwinter Meeting of the American Bar Association's Section of Labor and Employment Law, Federal Sector Labor and Employment Law Committee on March 9, 2020 in Washington, DC. The topic for Mr. Kaplan's panel was "Telework in the Federal Workplace." For more information on the Midwinter Meeting, check out the ABA's website.
News from Passman & Kaplan: Passman & Kaplan Principal Andrew J. Perlmutter will be moderating a panel discussion with staff from the Office of Special Counsel on October 21, 2019. 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 Founding Principal Joseph V. Kaplan will be speaking at the breakfast meeting of the National Academy of Arbitrators, DC Region, on October 27, 2019 in Washington, DC. Mr. Kaplan's talk will be "Federal Sector Arbitration: What Would Elkouri & Elkouri Think."
News from Passman & Kaplan: 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 Philadelphia, PA on August 12-15, 2018. Mr. Kaplan will be presenting the program, "The Accommodations Managers Love to Hate: Leave, Telework, and Reassignment as Reasonable Accommodations," and also co-presenting two additional programs, "EEOC Mock Hearing," "Addressing Mental Disabilities in the Workplace: How to Apply Both the Letter and the Spirit of the Law." For more information, check out the FDR Training Conference webpage.
News from Passman & Kaplan: Washington DC Super Lawyer Magazine has again named Passman & Kaplan Founding Principal Joseph V. Kaplan among its list of "Super Lawyers" in the field of Employment and Labor Law, for the 12th year in a row. According to the magazine, candidates for selection are evaluated by a panel of peers in their primary area of practice. Candidates are evaluated on 12 factors of peer recognition and professional achievement. Mr. Kaplan, who had previously been named as a Super Lawyer every year since 2008 said that he was "gratified to once again be recognized by my peers for this honor."
News from Passman & Kaplan: P&K Founding Principal Edward H. Passman was recently interviewed by the New York Times and by CNN. The interviews related to the testimony of Carl Kline, the former director of the White House's Personnel Security Office, before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, in connection with the claims of P&K client Tricia Newbold against the Executive Office of the President, Office of Administration. Ms. Newbold's claims have been previously discussed in greater detail in this blog. Ms. Newbold is represented by Mr. Passman.
News from Passman & Kaplan: 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 30-August 1, 2019 in Atlanta, GA, 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 present two programs, "Hold Your Tongue: The First Amendment and Employee Speech" and "Reprisal: Know It! Avoid it!", and will participate in a panel discussion, "It's a Mixed-Up World: Understanding Mixed Cases." For more information, check out the EEOC's web page for the EXCEL Conference.
News from Passman & Kaplan: Lawdragon has named P&K Founding Principals Edward H. Passman and Joseph V. Kaplan to its 2019 list of 500 Leading Plaintiff Employment Lawyers. Lawdragon describes this second annual list as "a stellar collection of lawyers from coast to coast who have dedicated their careers to protecting workers and unions" who were selected "through submissions, research and journalistic vetting." Mr. Passman and Mr. Kaplan also appeared in Lawdragon's first list of 500 Leading Plaintiff Employment Lawyers in 2018.