Alan Kabat

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in Washington, DC

Bernabei & Kabat, PLLC
 | 1400 16th Street NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-745-1942
Fax: 202-745-2627
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1999
Practice Areas:
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (80%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Civil Rights (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    As a founding partner of Bernabei & Kabat, PLLC, Alan Kabat is dedicated to assisting employees and individuals involved in labor, harassment, civil rights and other workplace-related cases. He represents clients in Washington, D.C., and the surrounding Virginia and Maryland suburbs.

    Mr. Kabat received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Washington in 1983, and then earned a Ph.D. in biology from Harvard University in 1990. He earned his Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center in 1998. He was a senior editor of the American Criminal Law Review.

    Mr. Kabat brings decades of experience regarding whistleblower, sexual harassment and employment discrimination cases as well as matters involving civil rights and civil liberties. He has fought to protect the rights of women, minorities and those whose disclosures involve information regarding public safety and health. His clients have worked for government agencies, universities, nuclear facilities, and major U.S. companies and manufacturers.

    Mr. Kabat is licensed to practice law before the state courts of Maryland, the District of Columbia and Virginia. He is also licensed to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, the 2nd, 4th, 6th, 9th and 10th Circuits; and the U.S. District Courts for District of Columbia, Maryland and the Eastern District of Virginia. He was a member of the American Criminal Law Review and also served as editor-in-chief for its 13th Survey of White Collar Crime. He is a member of the American Bar Association and the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers’ Association, where he also serves as co-chair. He holds a "Superb" 10.0 rating through Avvo.

    Practice Areas
    • 80%Employment & Labor: Employee
    • 10%Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
    • 10%Civil Rights
    Focus Areas

    Employment Law - Employee, Whistleblower, Discrimination


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    Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2021

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    About Alan Kabat

    Admitted: 1999, Washington D.C.

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    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit
    • Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers’ Association, Co-chair of Amicus Committee
    • U.S. Supreme Court
    • U.S. District Court District of Maryland
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
    • American Bar Association, Member
    • District of Columbia, 1999
    • Virginia, 2008
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia  
    • Maryland, 1998
    • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
    • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Maryland

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Alan Kabat, “The High Court Gets It Right,” National Law Journal, June 16, 2008
    • Lynne Bernabei, Alan Kabat, and Jason Zuckerman, “Seven Questions for Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblowers to Ask,” The Practical Lawyer (ABA), October 2007
    • Katz, D. & Kabat, A., No Windfall After All, The National Law Journal, November 10, 2003
    • Bernabei, L. and Kabat, A., How Revisions to the Federal Discovery Rules Will Increase Rather Than Curb Discovery Abuse, 1 Journal of Employment Discrimination Law 101 (2000)
    • Katz, D. and Kabat, A., Electronic Discovery in Employment Discrimination Cases, TRIAL, December, 1998
    • Scarlet Letter Sex Offender Databases and Community Notification: Sacrificing Personal Privacy for a Symbol’s Sake, 35 Am. Crim. L. Rev. 333 (1998)
    • American Criminal Law Review, Member
    • Thirteenth Survey of White Collar Crime, Editor-In-Chief  
    • Kabat, A., How (Not) to Litigate A Sexual Harassment Class Action, The Labor Lawyer, Volume 19, Number 2, Fall, 2003
    • Bernabei, L. and Kabat, A., The Effect of Unemployment and Workers’ Compensation Agency Decisions on Employment Discrimination Litigation, 3 Journal of Employment Discrimination Law 98 (Spring, 2001)
    • Lynne Bernabei and Alan Kabat, “Invasions of privacy: Congress and state legislatures are properly barring employers’ demands for social-media passwords,” National Law Journal, July 23, 2012
    • Lynne Bernabei and Alan Kabat, “Law firms Penalizing Departing Partners? – That Goes Straight to the Penalty Box!”, The Practical Lawyer, October 2015
    • Lynne Bernabei and Alan Kabat, “The SEC properly expanded protection for attorney whistleblowers,” National Law Journal, Aug. 9, 2011
    • Lynne Bernabei and Alan Kabat, “Protect whistleblowers,” National Law Journal, March 16, 2009

    Educational Background:

    • Harvard University, Ph.D., Major: Biology, 1990
    • The University of Washington, B.A., 1983
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    Office Location for Alan Kabat

    1400 16th Street NW
    Suite 500
    Washington, DC 20036

    Phone: 202-745-1942

    Fax: 202-745-2627

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