American University’s student-led newspaper, The Eagle, reports that Carolyn Brown, an assistant professor in AU’s School of Communication, is appealing Provost Scott Bass’s decision to deny her tenure.  In her appeal, Professor Brown asserts that she was unfairly denied tenure in retaliation for her activism on race and gender issues on AU’s campus, and for […]

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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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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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Partner Lynne Bernabei was again quoted by Fortune’s Roger Parloff on the Gretchen Carlson sexual harassment lawsuit. In the article, Ms. Bernabei comments on the likelihood of the case’s success in federal court. Read the full article here… 

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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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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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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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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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