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  1. Employment: 50%
  2. Civil Rights: 40%
  3. Libel: 10%


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  • Michael E. Aleo

    Incredibly intelligent and could not be more dedicated to his work.


    Michael Aleo Employment & Labor Attorney
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Bernabei & Wachtel, PLLC

1775 T Street NW
Washington, DC, 20009-7102


VAAuthorized to practice law200809/15/2015
DCActive 199911/29/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
First Prize for Georgetown LawNathan Burkan Memorial Competition, American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers (ASCAP)1998
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerBernabei & Katz2006 - Present
AssociateBernabei & Katz, PLLC1998 - 2006
InternD.C. Appleseed Center1996 - 1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
D.C. Bar AssociationPublications Committee, member2002 - 2008
Metropolitan Washington Employment Laywers' AssociationBoard Member, Co-Chair of Amicus Committee2000 - Present
American Criminal Law ReviewSenior editor1996 - 1998
American Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Taylor v. Giant of Maryland LLCDrafted Amici Brief for MELA/MWELA (appeal still pending).
Bowles v. National Assn. of Home Builders, et al.Ruling in favor of our client, 224 F.R.D. 246 (D.D.C. 2004)
Hitchcock v. Democratic National Committee, et al.Ruling in our client's favor, 136 Daily Washington Law Reporter 1205 (2008)
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Publication nameTitleDate
National Law JournalProtect Whistleblowers2009
National Law JournalRetaliation Rulings: The High Court Gets It Right2008
National Law JournalLedbetter v. Goodyear Tire: Improper Hurdles2007
The Practical LawyerSeven Questions for Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblowers to Ask2007
Government Employee Relations (BNA)Garcetti: Nine Months Later, How Have the Federal Courts Analyzed "Duty Speech" by Government Employees with First Amendment Claims?2007
National Law JournalNo Windfall After All2003
Labor Lawyer (ABA)How (Not) to Litigate a Sexual Harassment Class Action2003
Journal of Employment Discrimination LawThe Effect of Unemployment and Workers' Compensation Agency Decisions on Employment Discrimination Litigation2001
Journal of Employment Discrimination LawHow Revisions to the Federal Discovery Rules Will Increase Rather Than Curb Discovery Abuse2000
TRIALElectronic Discovery in Employment Discrimination Cases1998
American Criminal Law ReviewScarlet Letter Sex Offender Databases and Community Notification: Sacrificing Personal Privacy for a Symbol’s Sake1998
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgetown University Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
Harvard UniversityBiologyPhD - Doctorate1990
University of WashingtonN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1983
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association Annual ConferenceDC Employment Law Case Survey2009
Fair Labor Standards Act: How to Avoid the Landmines and the Impact of the New RegulationsFLSA Collective Actions from the Plaintiffs' Perspective2004