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ANDREW J. PERLMUTTER joined Gilbert Employment Law, P.C., as Counsel in June 2021. Mr. Perlmutter worked at Passman & Kaplan, P.C., in Washington, D.C., prior to its merger with Gilbert Employment Law in June 2021, where he practices plaintiff-side employment law, focusing on the federal sector; he became an associate of that firm in 2007, a senior associate in 2013, and a principal in 2018. From 2005-2007, Mr. Perlmutter was an associate at Melehy & Associates, LLC (formerly Zipin & Melehy, LLC) in Silver Spring, MD, where he practiced plaintiff-side employment law.

Mr. Perlmutter received his Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center in May 2004. During law school, Mr. Perlmutter participated in the Harrison Institute for Public Law, Policy Clinic, representing governmental and non profit clients in varied regulatory matters, and was on staff of Law and Policy in International Business. Mr. Perlmutter's internship experience includes legal clerkships with Schargin Associates (a Washington, D.C., administrative litigation firm) and with Prof. Roy Schotland (researching constitutional and elections law issues) as well as positions with the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Congress and the Pennsylvania General Assembly.

In 2001, Mr. Perlmutter graduated from Cornell University with honors, with a major in government and minors in international relations and law and society. Mr. Perlmutter is a member of the bars of the State of Maryland and of the District of Columbia.

  • Federal Employees in Discrimination Complaints
  • Adverse Actions
  • Whistleblower Reprisal Complaints
  • Federal Sector Retirement Issues
  • Security Clearances
  • Federal Sector Employment Law Claims
  • Maryland, 2004
  • District of Columbia, 2005
  • U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia, 2007
  • U.S. District Court District of Maryland, 2007
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit, 2007
  • U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit, 2007
  • Federal Claims Court, 2007
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2018
  • American Bar Association, Co-chair, Government Personnel Committee, Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice
  • National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA), Federal Employee Rights Liaison, Amicus Advisory Committee
  • National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA), Chair, Rulemaking Committee, Federal Employee Rights Practice Group
  • Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers' Association (MWELA), Board Member
  • Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia
    • J.D. - 2004
  • Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
    • A.B. - 2001
    • Honors: With Distinction in All Subjects
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: Government
    • Minor: International Relations and Law & Society
  • Phi Sigma Phi
  • Meley & Associates, LLC (formerly Zipin & Melehy LLC), Associate, 2005 to 2007
  • Passman & Kaplan, P.C., Principal, 2018 to 2021, Senior Associate, 2013-2018, Associate, 2007-2013
  • Moderator for annual ‘brown bag’ programs with staff from the EEOC, MSPB and OSC, Government Personnel Committee, Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice, American Bar Association
  • Moderator, “EEO Issues for COVID-19 and the Federal Workforce”, Government Personnel Committee, Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice, American Bar Association, October 25, 2021
  • Co-Presenter, “Federal Whistleblowers: Office of Inspector General and Office of Special Counsel”, California Employment Lawyers Association, February 10, 2021
  • Moderator, “The New MD-110: A Discussion With EEOC Staff”, Government Personnel Committee, Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice, American Bar Association, December 16, 2015
  • Co-Presenter, “IG Investigations 101”, Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association, March 27, 2015
  • Co-Presenter, “Federal Sector 101: EEOC Basics”, National Employment Lawyers Association Fall Conference, October 2014
  • Co-Presenter, “Issue Spotting & Navigating Claims in Federal Sector Litigation”, National Employment Lawyers Annual Convention, June 2014
  • Co-Presenter, “The Privacy Act Revealed: Understanding Various Causes of Action and Remedies”, Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association, June 6, 2013
  • Federal Employees Legal Survival Guide, Third Edition (Co-Author), Passman & Kaplan, P.C., 2014
  • Passman, E. and Perlmutter, A., “EEOC Federal Sector Law and 2007 Decisions on Attorneys’ Fees and Costs,”, BNA Employment Discrimination Report, Vol. 32, No. 14 (April 8, 2008)
  • Frequent contributor to rulemaking comments submitted by Passman & Kaplan, P.C., the National Employment Lawyers Association, the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association and other organizations
  • Federal Employees Legal Survival Guide, 3rd Edition, Co-Author ‘Pocket Part’ for Federal Employees Legal Survival Guide