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Lynne Bernabei

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Languages spoken: Italian, Spanish, English

Practice areas


  1. Civil Rights: 50%
  2. Employment: 50%


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Bernabei & Wachtel, PLLC

1775 T Street NW
Washington, DC, 20009-7102


DCActive 197711/29/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Best Employment LawyersLaw Dragon2014
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers2006
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2006
12 Leading Labor & Employment LitigatorsLegal Times2004
Top Employment AttorneysWashingtonian Magazine2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerBernabei & Wachtel, PLLC2006 - Present
PartnerBernabei & Katz, PLLC1987 - 2006
Associate; PartnerNewman, Sobol, Trister & Owens1985 - 1987
General CounselInstitute for Policy Studies / Government Accountability Project1981 - 1985
AssociateHarmon & Weiss1981 - 1983
Staff Attorney and Clinical InstructorGeorgetown Univ. Law Center, Harrison Institute for Public Law1980 - 1981
AssociateTigar & Buffone1979 - 1980
Law ClerkU.S. District Judge William B. Bryant1977 - 1978
Association namePosition nameDuration
College of Labor and Employment LawyersFellow2004 - Present
American Arbitration AssociationPanel Member, Employment Panel2004 - Present
Labor Law JournalEditorial Board2002 - Present
American Law InstituteMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
National Employment Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Trial Lawyers for Public JusticeMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Zelaya v. UNICCO Service Co.733 F. Supp. 2d 121 (D.D.C. 2010) (partial denial of summary judgment)
Haddad v. ITT2007 WL 141949 (N.D. Ind. 2007) (denied motion to dismiss)
Hewett v. Tri-State Radiology, et al.2009 WL 3048675 (D. Md. 2009) (granted motion to remand)
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Publication nameTitleDate
National Law JournalProtect Whistleblowers2009
National Law JournalLedbetter v. Goodyear Tire: Improper Hurdles2007
The Practical LawyerSeven Questions for Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblowers to Ask2007
TrialProtect Clients' Private Health Records2004
Washington TimesStereotyping Hurts the War: Little Cooperation in Finger-Pointing2003
Legal TimesHow to Listen to Your Workers2003
The Washington LawyerWhistleblowers and the Law2001
Journal of Employment Discrimination LawThe Effect of Unemployment and Workers' Compensation Agency Decisions on Employment Discrimination Litigation2001
Journal of Employment Discrimination LawReverse Litigation (SLAPP) Lawsuits and Employment Discrimination Law: Impermissible Retaliation Against Employees2000
Journal of Employment Discrimination LawMicrosoft: Separate and Unequal Treatment of Its Employees2000
Journal of Employment Discrimination LawHow Revisions to the Federal Discovery Rules will Increase Rather than Curb Discovery Abuse2000
Legal TimesCourt Adopts Strict Test for Harassment Liability1999
Legal TimesHarassment vs. The Reasonable Employer1998
Legal TimesBlow the Whistle on Secrecy Deals1998
The American LawyerAre Employment Laws Doing Their Job?,"1997
The American LawyerThe Women to See1988
Legal TimesWhistleblowers Bill: For Employees Who Speak Out, a Shield1988
The Washington MonthlyThe Case of the Co-Opted Critic: Ralph Nader and Harvard Law School1978
Houghton MifflinThe High Citadel: The Influence of Harvard Law School1978
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Harvard UniversityN/AJD - Juris Doctor1977
Harvard UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1972