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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by a client

    Fantastic Firm

    David Wachtel is a very knowledgeable attorney and his professional shows in every aspect of his work. He stood by me during an OSHA case lasting 4 years. Always on the offensive, his efforts and that of his team kept me appraised of my AIR21 case as we methodically moved through each level of the case. I believe his attention to detail is unmatched in the industry. I highly recommend him!

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by a client

    Highly recommended attorney

    David was instrumental in my achieving a successful outcome for my legal matter. Mine was a complex issue (technical, organizational, and legally) and David quickly understood the issues and developed a strategy to get to the best result. He is a very effective communicator with both his client and with the opposing party. David keeps a cool head during tense negotiations and ensures his client remains focused on the ultimate goal.

    An added benefit is David's style, he is easy to work with, is very accessible and responsive.

    The quality of David's legal was impeccable and was the key to my success.

    I researched my attorney selection very carefully and was very happy with my choice. I highly recommend David.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by a client

    Excellent - highly recommended

    I'm a mid-career professional who never, ever thought I'd be in need of an employment attorney.

    When the unthinkable happened, I interviewed several attorneys and chose to work with Dave because I had absolute confidence that he knew his stuff and - more importantly - he did a great job communicating with me. He's a great listener and kept me in the drivers' seat by clearly explaining what options were available and the pro's/con's of each option.

    After engaging Dave, I was impressed by his ability to keep all the facts of my case straight (my particular situation was pretty complicated with several twists and turns, and unusual dynamics). He helped me stay focused on my "end game" separating what was important legally from what needed to be tuned out as "noise."

    I was also impressed by Dave's stewardship of my resources. The stress of paying an employment attorney while at the same time fearing possible job loss is not a trivial thing. I felt that Dave and his team were mindful of this and worked incredibly efficiently (Linda Eby, the firm's Controller was also great to work with and provided good advice early on how to work efficiently, etc.).

    In the end, after a very long negotiation with my employer we landed in a place that left me feeling I'd been "made whole." This helped me gain a real sense of closure after a very painful breakup with my employer. I attribute this positive outcome both to the skill of David and his Sr. Associate Pete Whelan (see separate review) but also to the confidence that having great counsel instilled in me - helping me to make have the chutzpah to hold out for what was right.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by a client

    Breaking up with your employer?

    I'm incredibly lucky to have worked with David, who negotiated my employment separation agreement from the only company I worked for (at that point) in my adult life. As someone whose knowledge of the law is pretty much based on watching The Good Wife, navigating the legal process while feeling professionally vulnerable was confusing and frankly exhausting. David patiently listened and then formulated my thoughts, feelings & impressions into accurate & concise points that built, shaped and supported my case. Every step of the way, he explained things so they made sense while preparing me for the likely counter-arguments the company I was leaving could make against my claims. He was very fair in his assessment of the entire situation so he told me when I was wrong and supported me when I stuck to my guns. If you're looking for someone with integrity to represent you and provide excellent guidance, call David.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by a client

    Excellent in every way

    I sought David Wachtel's counsel after looking around online and I certainly made the right choice. His office provided sound advice and guidance through a difficult situation with a vindictive ex-employer. David and his team saved my sanity (and wallet) at a very difficult time. After meeting him the first time I knew I was in good hands -- I left his office finally feeling like the situation would be resolved. Five stars across the board.

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  • 4.0 stars

    Posted by a client

    Staff Extension

    Dave and team were always responsive and available and willing to make time for us. No matter what issues surfaced they exhibited an ongoing dedication to conduct the needed research for accurate information. We benefited from having them as an extension of us.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Carl

    Ey v. CAO

    David Wachtel and Karen Tannenbaum were true professionals. They are very sensitive to ensuring their clients enjoy the appropriate representation at the right cost. I enjoyed working with both of them thoroughly and would certainly call upon them again should I have an issue. Effective, honest and diligent, David and his team are simply super.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by a Employment client

    Mr. David Wachtel is a brilliant attorney

    Mr. David Wachtel is an extremely talented, hard-working attorney. I can't say enough good things about the work he did for me. I couldn't have chosen a better attorney.

    I ran into some problems at the agency I worked at, and David was
    persistent about staying with the case until there was a resolution. I
    was grateful he was my attorney. My agency is notoriously difficult to
    work with, yet David took them on.

    I was amazed at how smoothly David handled the case and was mindful of
    deadlines. Our communication was so good, I felt that David was able
    to read my mind to come up with an excellent defense. I sent a lot of
    documents to him, but he always seemed to be able to find the key
    points in record time.

    I have never been in trouble at work before, and I have a very good
    work record. Because of this, I was very upset about the trouble I
    was in--with the executives at my agency no less. David was
    compassionate as well as intuitive, and I found communicating with him
    very easy. It was the most difficult time of my career, but David
    helped smooth the way.

    David was extremely persistent. He gave my case a lot of attention and
    was detail-oriented.

    He took on the executives at my agency and presented my side in a
    factual and persuasive manner. In the end, he pulled off a miracle,
    particularly considering how difficult my agency is to deal with.

    I was amazed at how multi-faceted David is. He is ethical, kind,
    professional, and has a sense of humor that helped me get through the
    most difficult time of my career.

    I can't say enough about how talented David is. I would recommend
    David to anyone.

    I also worked with Dasha Galperin, his assistant. She was talented,
    persistent, and professional as well. She was compassionate and very easy to work with.

    All of the people at David's office were professional, polite, and
    easy to get along with.

    I was extremely impressed with them.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by a Employment client

    Intelligent and introspective employment law representation

    David is the most intelligent attorney that I have ever had the pleasure of working with related to employment law issues. He was thoughtful, introspective and professional during our interaction; which was an extremely stressful situation dealing with my separation from my long term employer.
    I highly recommend him, which is why I am working with him again around work related issues with my current employer. He will listen to the facts, analyze the issues and provide you with accurate and honest feedback.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Leslie

    Outstanding Representation by David Wachtel

    David Wachtel successfully represented me on a difficult and complicated Equal Employment Opportunity case against the Department of State that involved national security issues. I would recommend him to anyone without hesitation. He is intelligent, professional, realistic, and always calm. He gave me full and balanced legal advice and always explained the reasons for his recommendations or for the different courses of actions I had to choose from. He consistently found creative arguments and legal precedent that bolstered by case. I am convinced that without his representation, I would not have had the successful outcome I did. I am not only satisfied with the financial aspect of my settlement, but the other aspects as well, such as making sure inaccurate employment records were corrected and that I obtained restitution I was entitled to under the Privacy Act. He was always one step ahead of the opposing counsel, advising me of upcoming cases in appellete courts and even the Supreme Court that had the potential to either positively or negatively affect the outcome of my case. David and his team are true experts. David was consultative as well. He listened to my own views of the case and when we disagreed, always wanted to hear the rationale for my opinion. He consistently provided sound advice and brought my expectations back down to earth when necessary. David also understands the emotional nature of the cases he handles and is discreet and sensitive. He went out of his way to represent me with integrity and the highest quality work. I cannot think him enough and I recommend him without hesitation.

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