On April 13, 2017, the Hyattsville City Council introduced and voted 8-2 to advance Ordinance 2017-02, which, if adopted, would establish the City as a sanctuary city.

The Ordinance parallels Title VII in forbidding discrimination on the basis of nationality and also forbids disparate treatment on the basis of citizenship or immigration status.

Additionally, it […]

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Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Releases Report Evaluating Supreme Court Nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch’s Full Record on Civil Rights Cases and Issues Statement to U.S. Senate Urging Full Evaluation of His Record on Civil Rights Matters

More Than 100 Attorneys Across Country Sign […]

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On March 8, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act’s anti-retaliation protections extend to whistleblowers who report employers’ SEC violations internally, regardless of whether they report the violations to the SEC.  In Somers v. Digital Realty Trust, Inc., No. 15-17352, slip op. (9th Cir. Mar. 8, […]

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We are pleased to report that the D.C. Superior Court Judge John Mott recently denied the defendant’s summary judgement motion in an employment discrimination case brought against American University.  Lynne Bernabei, Christopher Sousa, and Kristen Sinisi took the lead in representing Ms. Ivancin, although nearly all of our attorneys and law clerks have pitched in […]

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Lynne Bernabei was a panelist at the February 10, 2017 Annual Conference of the Metropolitan Employment Lawyers Association (MWELA), and spoke on “Counseling the Whistleblower on Employment Law Concerns.”

She discussed how Congress, courts, and government agencies are working to counteract efforts by companies to raise obstacles to a whistleblower’s ability to […]

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Bernabei & Kabat partner, Lynne Bernabei, was recently interviewed on Federal News Radio regarding her opinion on the President Donald Trump’s recent decision to dismiss Acting Attorney General Sally Yates.

Former-Attorney General Yates publicly refused to defend an executive order which places […]

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The National Law Journal recently published an opinion piece by Kristen Sinisi and Alan Kabat, “What’s Next for Whistleblowers”  They discussed whether the new administration – which wants to dismantle the Dodd-Frank Act – will also do away with its whistleblower provisions, and conclude that there is strong bipartisan support that should preserve […]

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Bernabei & Kabat, PLLC, based in Washington, D.C., is nationally recognized for its expertise in the areas of employment law, sexual harassment law, whistleblower law, civil rights and civil liberties matters, Sarbanes-Oxley claims, and training. In addition to an active litigation practice in federal and state courts and administrative tribunals, the firm frequently represents partners, […]

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On September 17, 2016, the U.S. Treasury Department announced that Bernabei & Kabat client, Al Haramain Islamic Foundation, would be removed from its sanctions blacklist as part of a settlement. Reuters quoted partner, Lynne Bernabei, “[the decision is] an acknowledgement that there was no basis to designate them in the first place.” For the full […]

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Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. Over 83,000 leading attorneys globally are eligible to vote, and they have received more than 13 million votes to date on the legal abilities […]

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