Inside Higher Education recently wrote about two of our clients, both of whom were recently denied tenure at American University. Even though they were both recommended for tenure by their departments, at the school and university level, and by the outside evaluators, the provost unilaterally rejected their tenure applications, incorrectly claiming their […]

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The most recent publication of Wolters Kluwer Employment Law Daily includes an article by Dave Wachtel and Karen Tanenbaum from Bernabei & Wachtel. In it, they address the recent landmark Supreme Court case, Obergefell vs. Hodges, which held that banning gay marriage violates the constitution.

“While this decision addresses marriage, not employment, […]

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Lynne Bernabei was recently interviewed on Federal News Radio about a House bill that would give the Veterans Affairs Secretary much more flexibility to fire allegedly corrupt or poor-performing employees — not just top officials. The 2015 VA Accountability Act would expand on the authority of last […]

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The Corporate Crime Reporter discussed the letter that Senators Grassley and Warner sent to Dept. of Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, requesting a full investigation into the retaliation taken against Jimaye Sones after he reported serious financial issues involving government funds. Mr. Sones was the former Comptroller of the Defense Information Systems Agency […]

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As in past years, Lynne Bernabei, Dave Wachtel and Alan Kabat, were all listed in the Super Lawyers database for 2015, www.superlawyers.com.washington-dc, which is limited to the top 5 percent of lawyers in private practice, as rated by their peers.

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In a bipartisan call for action, Senators Charles Grassley (R-IA) and Mark Warner (D-VA) have sent a letter to Department of Defense (“DOD”) Secretary Ash Carter urging the Secretary to investigate retaliatory actions that the Defense Information Systems Agency (“DISA”) took against its former Comptroller after he reported budget shortfalls and accounting […]

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Judge Messitte of the United States District Court, District of Maryland recently ruled that B&W client John Budzynski, a 69-year-old* nuclear engineer, had proven by direct evidence at trial that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission denied him a promotion because of his age. The Judge ordered the agency to promote Mr. Budzynski and awarded back pay.

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Judge Aspy of the United States District Court, District of Arizona ruled on Friday, April 10, 2015 that Jarris Varnrobinson Vonzombie and Walt Hunter, two police detectives in Florence, Arizona who reported their Lieutenant for destroying evidence of the alleged rape of a high school girl and were fired, could move forward in their civil […]

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Lynne Bernabei was interviewed by the Federal News Radio on April 9 as part of the “Federal Drive” show, where she discussed problems with several Inspector Generals in the federal government. While IGs are supposed to conduct investigations of fraud and misconduct, sometimes the IGs themselves can become part of the problem. The […]

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Lynne Bernabei recently spoke at the Employment Law CLE session of the American Law Institute, on “Electronic Discovery Problems in Employment Litigation”. Together with Judge Paul Grimm and Frank Morris, the panel discussed interesting discovery issues, including predictive coding, recent and upcoming changes to the federal discovery rules, sanctions arising from improperly […]

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