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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For five weeks, Tom Brady was more than just a star-studded-quarterback.  He became the 21st Century answer to Rosemary Woods – two word shorthand for the damning consequences of losing, destroying, or erasing the contents of a smart phone in the midst of an investigation.

On July […]

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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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“I frequently get calls and email from employees considering whether to complain about what they see as harassment. They worry about whether their jobs will be safe if they complain,” said Dave Wachtel in an Employment Law Daily article this week.

A recent case, […]

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Employment Law Daily recently posted a review of the Mach Mining, LLC v. EEOC decision in which the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that Title VII authorizes judicial review of the EEOC’s efforts to satisfy its statutory duty before filing suit against an employer. Dave Wachtel aided […]

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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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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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The EEOC and Abercrombie went before the Supreme Court last week to present their arguments in a case centering around who is responsible when it comes to identifying the need for religious accommodation. David Wachtel was in the courtroom and shared his notes with Employment Law Daily and Pamela Wolf.

“Among […]

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The Planning Committee for the 2015 National Employment Lawyers Association, “Celebrating 30 Years Of Employee Rights Advocacy” has invited Dave Wachtel to speak in Atlanta, Georgia between June 24 and 27, 2015 on Smart Phone Discovery. Other members of the Smart Phone Discovery panel are not yet confirmed. For details on the convention, go to […]

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On Tuesday, December 16, 2014, the Labor and Employment Section of the D.C. Bar presented a panel “Smartphone Discovery, Privacy, and Practice – a Braver Newish World” including Alan Butler of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, Bruce Potter of Ponte Technologies, Tara Swaminatha of DLA Piper, and David Wachtel of Bernabei & Wachtel. The moderator […]

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