Alan Kabat, Partner


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Alan Kabat received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Washington in 1983. He received a Ph.D. in Biology from Harvard University in 1990. Mr. Kabat received a J.D. degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 1998. He was a member of the American Criminal Law Review, and served as Editor-In-Chief for its Thirteenth Survey of White Collar Crime. Mr. Kabat is a member of the American Bar Association and the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers’ Association (MWELA). He is currently co-chair of the Amicus Committee for MWELA. He also serves as discovery coordinator for a complex multidistrict litigation matter. Mr. Kabat has practiced law with Lynne Bernabei since 1998.

Mr. Kabat has been admitted to practice law in Maryland since 1998, in the District of Columbia since 1999, and in Virginia since 2008. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court; the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, Second, Fourth, Sixth, Ninth, and Tenth Circuits; and the U.S. District Courts for District of Columbia, Maryland, and the Eastern District of Virginia.

Representative Matters:

  • Represented employees with gender, race, and age discrimination claims against their employers, including employers in the media, finance, non-profit, and university sectors.
  • Represented government and private-sector employees who reported illegal conduct in their workplace.
  • Represented non-profit organizations in constitutional challenges to government investigations.
  • Represented law firm partners moving from one law firm to another law firm.
  • Represented individuals and organizations in defamation, non-compete, and tortious interference litigation.

Representative Publications:

Lynne Bernabei and Alan Kabat, “Law firms Penalizing Departing Partners? – That Goes Straight to the Penalty Box!”, The Practical Lawyer (October 2015).

Lynne Bernabei and Alan Kabat, “Invasions of privacy: Congress and state legislatures are properly barring employers’ demands for social-media passwords,” National Law Journal (July 23, 2012).

Lynne Bernabei and Alan Kabat, “The SEC properly expanded protection for attorney whistleblowers,” National Law Journal (Aug. 9, 2011).

Lynne Bernabei and Alan Kabat, “Protect whistleblowers,” National Law Journal (March 16, 2009). 

Alan Kabat, “The High Court Gets It Right,” National Law Journal (June 16, 2008). 

Lynne Bernabei, Alan Kabat, and Jason Zuckerman, “Seven Questions for Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblowers to Ask,” The Practical Lawyer (ABA) (October 2007).

Alan Kabat, “How (Not) To Litigate A Sexual Harassment Class Action,” 19 Labor Lawyer 129 (Fall 2003).