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Avi L Kumin

Avi L Kumin

Practice areas:

Employment & Labor, Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Contracts & Agreements

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Selected for the 2012 and 2013 editions of “Washington, D.C.’s Best Lawyers” and “The Best Lawyers in America,” and recognized as a "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers in 2013, Avi Kumin has been successfully advising employees about their legal rights, resolving difficult situations with employers, and litigating employment claims in court for the past twelve years.  He is one of the founders of Katz, Marshall & Banks, where he concentrates his practice on sexual and religious harassment, Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), disability, discrimination, retaliation, severance negotiations, and contractual disputes.  Martindale-Hubbell has rated Mr. Kumin “AV Preeminent”, its highest possible peer review rating.


 


Mr. Kumin was elected in June 2012 to a three-year term on the Steering Committee of the District of Columbia Bar Association's Labor & Employment Law Section.  He has lectured about disability, family medical leave, sexual harassment, religious harassment, whistleblower protections, wrongful discharge, equal payment laws, legal ethics, and employee severance issues before the American Bar Association, the D.C. Bar Association, the National Employment Lawyers Association, the American Law Institute (ALI-ABA), and employee and labor groups.  Recently, Mr. Kumin partnered with the D.C. Attorney General’s Office to help provide training on a number of employment laws to over 500 District attorneys, human resource directors, managers, and employees.


 


Mr. Kumin has litigated cases in federal and state courts, in arbitration, and before administrative agencies such as the EEOC and MSPB.  He is a member of the National Employment Lawyers Association, the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association, the American Bar Association, the District of Columbia Bar Association and the California Bar Association.


 


Mr. Kumin received his law degree from Yale Law School, where he was editor of the Yale Human Rights and Development Law Journal.  He received his undergraduate degree, summa cum laude, from Brandeis University.  Following law school graduation, Mr. Kumin served as a law clerk for the Honorable Judge Tena Campbell, U.S. District Court for the District of Utah.


 


See more at: http://kmblegal.com/attorneys-and-staff/avi-kumin .


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2002

  1. Employment & Labor: 60%
    14 years
  2. Wrongful Termination: 15%
    14 years
  3. Discrimination: 15%
    14 years
  4. Contracts & Agreements: 10%

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Contact Info

Katz, Marshall & Banks, LLP

1718 Connecticut Ave NW
Sixth Floor
Washington, DC, 20009-1148

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
DCActive 200205/24/2015
CAActive200205/20/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarWashington DC Super Lawyers (peer review)2013
Selected, Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers (peer review organization)2013
Selected, Best Lawyers in Washington, D.C.Best Lawyers (peer review organization)2013
Co-Chair of Steering CommitteeD.C Bar Labor & Employment Law Section2013
Selected, Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers (peer review organization)2012
Selected, Best Lawyers in Washington, D.C.Best Lawyers (peer review organization)2012
Elected to Steering CommitteeD.C. Bar Association's Labor & Employment Section2012
Membership Coordinator and Nominating Committee CoordinatorD.C. Bar Association's Labor & Employment Section2012
AV Preeminent (highest peer review rating)Martindale-Hubbell2011

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerKatz, Marshall & Banks, LLP2007 - Present
Senior AssociateBernabei & Katz, PLLC2001 - 2006
Judicial Law ClerkU.S. District Court for the District of Utah2000 - 2001

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Supreme Court Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
District of Columbia Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2001 - Present
National Employment Lawyers AssociationMember2001 - Present
Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers AssociationMember2001 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Romdhani et al. v. Exxon-Mobil Corp.N/A
Wendy Oscarson v. U.S. Senate Sergeant at ArmsN/A
Arthur Davies v. U.S. Army Corps of EngineersN/A

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Legal Times MagazineTaking Aim at Section 1981?2007
National Law Journal'Meritor' at 20: Ills persist2006
National Law JournalFamily Leave Lives On2002
American Law Institute/American Bar AssociationFamily and Medical Leave Act Issues Post - 9/11, Including PTSD, Requests for Flexible Leave Schedules and Work From Home2002
A Continent Against the Debt ("Un Continente Contra La Deuda")The Hidden Face of the External Debt: The Challenge for Human Rights ("El Rostro Oculto de la Deuda Externa: El Desafio de los Derechos Humanos")2000
San Francisco ChronicleDebt Burdens Need Relief: Ecuador's Poverty Should Concern All the World2000

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Yale Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
Brandeis UniversitySumma cum laudeBA - Bachelor of Arts1996

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Pennsylvia Bar InstituteThe Rising Tide of Whistleblower Claims: Tips for Representing Employees and Employers2013
District of Columbia BarDealing with Annoying and Abusive Discovery Tactics2013
District of Columbia BarNuts and Bolts of Employment Discrimination Law With Recent Case Updates2013
District of Columbia BarEmployment Leave: Practitioners' Perspectives2013
D.C. Bar AssociationDealing with Annoying and Abusive Discovery Tactics2012
D.C. Attorney General's Office (five presentations)Sexual Harassment in the Workplace2012
National Employment Lawyers Association: Annual ConventionReligious Discrimination in the Workplace2011
D.C. Bar AssociationDrafting Severance Agreements and Related Issues2011
American Law Institute -- American Bar AssociationSexual Harassment Claims & Defenses in Federal Courts2011
American Bar Association: National Conference on Equal Opportunity LawStill Nickled & Dimed? Current Developments in Gender Discrimination and Equal Pay2011
Society of Federal Labor and Employee Relations Professionals: Annual ConventionThe Current State of Whistleblower Law for Federal Workers2010
National Employment Lawyers Association: Annual ConventionRepresenting Workers in FMLA Retaliation and Interference Claims2010
D.C. Bar AssociationTerminating the Employment Relationship: Representing the Employee2010
Stafford Publications Continuing Legal Education teleconferenceEthical Pitfalls in Settlement Negotiations2009
D.C. Office of Human RightsFMLA and D.C. FMLA for the District Government2009
D.C. Bar AssociationTerminating the Employment Relationship: Representing the Employee2009
D.C. Bar AssociationRetaliation, Wrongful Termination, and Whistleblower Claims2009
D.C. Bar AssociationFamily and Medical Leave Act2009
D.C. Bar AssociationRevised Regulations of the Family and Medical Leave Act2009
American Bar Association (ABA), Labor & Employment Section: Annual ConventionThe Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act: Strategies for Fair Pay2009
Hemophilia Federation of America: Annual SymposiumNavigating Barriers to Employment: Your Workplace Rights2008
American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee: Annual ConventionFrom the Victim's Mouth2008
D.C. Bar AssociationFamily and Medical Leave Act and Americans with Disabilities Act2007
D.C. Bar AssociationFamily and Medical Leave Act and Americans With Disabilities Act2006
Montgomery County Bar AssociationLaw of Retaliation2005