In February 2016, Lynne Bernabei appeared on Federal News Radio on Tom Temin’s “Federal Drive” where she discussed how it was becoming increasingly hard for government whistleblowers to report misconduct and illegalities in the workplace. Topics include Congress’ attempts to remove protections for whistleblowers, the agency […]

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We are proud to announce that Super Lawyers® Annual Directory, Business Edition, 2015 lists Bernabei & Kabat, PLLC as the top small law firm for employment law in Washington, D.C.

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On November 5, 2015, Lynne Bernabei did a Continuing Legal Education presentation at the annual conference of the American Bar Association, Section of Labor and Employment Law in Philadelphia.  Lynne’s presentation, co-authored with Alan Kabat, was “Do We Really Need Experts in This Case and When Should We Hire Them”.  She discussed […]

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On November 3, 2015, Lynne Bernabei did a Continuing Legal Education presentation at the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, as part of the “Hot Topics in Employment Law” event jointly sponsored by the Federal Bar Association and the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association.  Lynne’s presentation was on “The Law […]

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Once again, Lynne Bernabei  and Alan Kabat were listed in the Best Lawyers® in Washington D.C. for 2016, based on their work in employment law and civil rights law.  Best Lawyers is based on peer-review surveys and evaluations.

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In an opinion piece for The Harvard Law Review, Ms. Bernabei explains her path from Harvard Law School to the public interest law sector.

She speaks on a standout case that has influenced significant reforms within the mortgage finance industry in the United States. She notes, “In January 2010, Caroline Herron, a high-level contractor in Fannie […]

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The Practical Lawyer recently published an article by Lynne Bernabei and Alan Kabat, “Law Firms Penalizing Departing Partners? – That Goes Straight to the Penalty Box!”.  This article discusses the improper attempts by law firms to penalize departing partners who leave for a competing law firm.  Lynne and Alan discuss how the […]

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Last week the Department of Justice issued a non-appealable, Final Agency Decision against the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives in favor of a B&W client. In a 45-page decision, DOJ found: “[T]here is ample evidence that [supervisors] displayed discriminatory animus towards various women at ATF, including [B&W client]” and “[T]here is no evidence […]

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Our partner, Lynne Bernabei, will be speaking as a panelist on the topic “Do you want a Noncompete with that? Are Employers Overusing Noncompetition Agreements and How Have Courts Responded” at the Hot Topics in Employment Law CLE hosted by the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association. This event will be held from 6:00pm to 9:00pm […]

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The Senate Judiciary Committee issued the following press release today:

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

ATF Whistleblowers Allege Sexual Harassment, Discrimination, Intimidation by Managers

WASHINGTON – Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley is asking about the handling of multiple claims of sexual harassment, bullying, gender discrimination and witness intimidation by senior […]

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