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EDWARD H. PASSMAN, a founding principal of the law firm of Passman & Kaplan, P.C., received his law degree from Harvard University and has a Masters of Business Administration from the University of California, Los Angeles, where he specialized in labor and industrial relations. Mr. Passman's first position was with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), and he then worked for the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS). Subsequently, Mr. Passman was employed by the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), AFL-CIO. A founding member of the Society of Federal Labor and Employee Relations Professionals (SFLERP), he was its fifth national president.

In 1977, Mr. Passman entered private practice, concentrating in civil service, labor, and employment discrimination law. Mr. Passman's practice continues to involve representation of Federal and District of Columbia employees and labor unions before numerous trial and appellate courts, including the Supreme Court of the United States, the U.S. District Courts for D.C. and Maryland, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the D.C., Federal and Fourth Circuits, as well as D.C. local courts. He also represents clients before labor arbitrators and administrative agencies, including the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA), the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), and various agencies of the District of Columbia, including the Office of Employee Appeals (OEA). Department of Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals (DOHA).

Mr. Passman has written a number of published articles, including "Co-author, "Compensatory Damages in the Federal Sector, "BNA Employment Discrimination Reporter, Vol.29, No.3 (July 28, 2007), Chapter 14,"Retirement and Reemployment" annually in A Guide to Merit Systems Protection Board Law and Practice, Dewey Publications, Inc. (2007), Co-author and Co-editor, Federal Employees Legal Survival Guide, National Employee Rights Institute (1999); second edition (2004)."  In 2004 he was selected to be a Fellow of The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, Inc.

Mr. Passman is a member of the bars of the District of Columbia and the State of Maryland.

  • Adverse Actions
  • Federal Employment Discrimination
  • Private Sector Litigation
  • Federal Disability Retirement
  • LGBTQ Discrimination in the Workplace
  • Workplace Sexual Harassment
  • Wage and Hour Violations
  • District of Columbia, 1968
  • Maryland, 1981
  • U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia, 1978
  • U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit, 1978
  • U.S. Federal Courts
  • Society of Federal Labor & Employee Relations Professionals, Past President, 1972 to Present
  • Harvard University Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts
    • J.D. - 1964
  • U.C.L.A. Graduate School of Business, Los Angeles, California
    • M.B.A. - 1966
    • Major: Industrial and Labor Relations
  • Pace University, New York, New York
    • B.B.A. - 1961
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Business Administration
  • American Federation of Government Employees, AFL-CIO, Director, Labor-Management Relations Department, 1969 to 1977
  • Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, Mediator-Trainee, 1967 to 1969
  • National Labor Relations Board, Region 13, Labor Management Relations Examiner, 1966 to 1967
  • "Summary Judgment Litigation at the EEOC", 25th Annual Employment Law & Litigation Institute, Georgetown University Law Center Continuing Legal Education, 04/12/2007 to 04/12/2007
  • "Alternative Dispute Resolution in the Federal Government", Society of Federal Labor & Employee Relations Professionals, Washington, DC Chapter, 2006 to 2006
  • Labor and Employment Law, Federal Training Foundation, Inc., 2001 to 2005
  • Fellow, The College of Labor & Employment Lawyers, Inc, 2004-Present
  • "Compensatory Damages in the Federal Sector," (Co-Author), BNA Employment Discrimination Reporter, Vol. 29, No.3, July 28, 2007
  • Chapter 14, "Retirement and Reemployment" A Guide to Merit Systems Protection Board Law and Practice, Dewey Publications Inc., 2007
  • Federal Employees Legal Survival Guide, (Co-Author), National Employee Rights Institute, 1999
  • Federal Employees Legal Survival Guide, (Co-Author), National Employee Rights Institute, Second Edition, 2004
  • Monroig v. U.S. Civil Rights Commission, EEOC Case No.05A20762, 2003
  • Hillen v. Department of the Army, 66 MSPR 68, 1994
  • Robles v. United States of America, Civil Action No. 84-3635, 1992, D.D.C.