Joseph V. Kaplan is one of the founding partners of Passman & Kaplan, P.C., in Washington, D.C. Mr. Kaplan focuses his practice on representing federal government employees, labor unions and private-sector employees in the areas of employment, labor and discrimination law. He litigates before several federal agencies, including the United States Merit Systems Protection Board, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Federal Labor Relations Authority, the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, the Department of Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals, and the U.S. Office of Special Counsel.
Mr. Kaplan is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University. He earned his Juris Doctor from Gonzaga University School of Law. He holds an LL.M. from The George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C. He began his career at the National Treasury Employees Union, where he gained experience in labor negotiations and litigation. He entered private practice to focus on labor and employment law in 1986.
A regular lecturer on labor and employment issues at professional seminars, Mr. Kaplan has published numerous articles and reference books on federal labor relations. He was twice elected the national president of the Society of Federal Labor and Employee Relations Professionals, and he is active in the National Employment Lawyers Association and the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association. He has also served as a court-certified expert witness on MSPB procedures.
Mr. Kaplan is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, Pennsylvania and Maryland. He is also admitted before the U.S. District Courts for the District of Maryland, the District of Columbia and the Eastern District of Pennsylvania; the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, the 4th and 11th Circuits, and the Federal Circuit; and the United States Supreme Court.
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