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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 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.

Mr. Kabat has represented a variety of matters including: employees with gender, race, and age discrimination claims against their employers, government and private-sector employees who reported illegal conduct in their workplace, non-profit organizations in constitutional challenges to government investigations, law firm partners moving from one law firm to another law firm, and individuals and organizations in defamation, non-compete, and tortious interference litigation.


Practice areas


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


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Contact info

Bernabei & Kabat, PLLC

1775 T Street NW
Washington, DC, 20009-7102


VAAuthorized to practice law200803/31/2016
DCActive 199907/05/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
First Prize for Georgetown LawNathan Burkan Memorial Competition, American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers (ASCAP)1998
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerBernabei & Kabat, PLLC2006 - Present
AssociateBernabei & Katz, PLLC1998 - 2006
InternD.C. Appleseed Center1996 - 1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
Metropolitan Washington Employment Laywers' AssociationBoard Member, Co-Chair of Amicus Committee2000 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
D.C. Bar AssociationPublications Committee, member2002 - 2008
American Criminal Law ReviewSenior editor1996 - 1998
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
The Practical LawyerLaw Firms Penalizing Departing Partners? - That Goes Straight to the Penalty Box!2015
National Law JournalInvasions of privacy: Congress and state legislatures are properly barring employers' demands for social-media passwords2012
National Law JournalThe SEC properly expanded protection for attorney whistleblowers2011
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