Pines Federal

Eric Pines

Eric L. Pines is a distinguished federal employment lawyer based in Washington D.C., focused on EEO and reasonable accommodation issues. With a background as a federal employee, he now serves as Chief Counsel for AFGE Local 1923 at the SSA and as in-house counsel for FEMA and various Department of Defense and Veteran Affairs unions. Pines has a strong track record in litigating a wide range of employment cases, securing substantial settlements including a notable $16.5 million in unpaid overtime for FEMA employees. His firm focuses on federal employee matters, particularly for disabled employees under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and OPM disability retirement. Pines also has experience as an EEO mediator for the Library of Congress and as an expert witness and technical writer in federal employment law.

Gilbert Employment Law

Kevin Owen

Kevin Owen is a skilled EEO and federal employment attorney based in Washington D.C. He graduated with honors from American University’s Washington College of Law and holds a Bachelor’s degree in political science and criminal justice. His early career included pivotal roles such as a law clerk at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the National Treasury Employees Union. Owen has contributed to legal literature with articles on federal sector legal processes and litigating adverse actions, showcasing his experience and knowledge in EEO and reasonable accommodation cases. He is currently a partner with the Law Offices of Gary M. Gilbert & Associates, furthering his commitment to employment law.

Snider & Associates

Jacob Statman

Jacob Y. Statman is a lead attorney at Snider & Associates, LLC, where he plays a pivotal role in overseeing the firm’s employment law practice. His experience includes handling EEO complaints for both federal and private sector employees, employee discipline issues, employment contracts, and collective bargaining matters. Additionally, Statman is actively involved in wage and hour cases, particularly FLSA class and collective actions, representing a large national clientele. His efforts have been crucial in securing hundreds of millions of dollars in recoveries for clients, demonstrating his adeptness in employment law and making significant contributions to the field of EEO and reasonable accommodation.

Pines Federal

Justin Schnitzer

Justin Schnitzer is a client-focused federal employment attorney here at Pines Federal. His career includes a significant stint as a Judicial Intern at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), where he gained invaluable insights into employment discrimination. Justin leverages this experience in his current practice by writing final agency decisions for similar cases. Known for his creative, assertive approach and readiness to litigate, he is committed to exploring all possible avenues to secure favorable outcomes for his clients. Justin is licensed to practice in Maryland and is recognized for his dedication to being readily available to his clients.

Gilbert Employment Law

Andrew Perlmutter

Andrew J. Perlmutter is a seasoned attorney experienced in plaintiff-side employment law with a focus on the federal sector. He joined Gilbert Employment Law, P.C., as Counsel in June 2021, following the firm’s merger with Passman & Kaplan, P.C., where he progressed from an associate in 2007 to a principal in 2018. His earlier legal experience includes working at Melehy & Associates, LLC in Maryland, practicing employment law. Mr. Perlmutter earned his Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center in 2004, where he engaged in the Harrison Institute for Public Law Policy Clinic and contributed to the Law and Policy in International Business journal. His comprehensive internship experiences include positions with the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Congress, and the Pennsylvania General Assembly. A Cornell University graduate with honors in government, Mr. Perlmutter is admitted to practice in Maryland and the District of Columbia.

Alan Lescht & Associates

Alan Lescht

Alan Lescht is a highly esteemed employment lawyer based in Washington, D.C. Known for his exceptional advocacy, he has been recognized as one of the city’s top employment attorneys by Newsweek, Washingtonian Magazine, and Super Lawyers. With over 30 years of experience, Alan has successfully litigated numerous employment discrimination, civil rights, and commercial cases. He is the founding partner of Alan Lescht and Associates, PC, where he leads the firm’s employment litigation and counseling practices. Alan specializes in a wide range of employment issues, including discrimination, hostile work environments, sexual harassment, and wrongful termination, particularly excelling in EEO and reasonable accommodation cases for federal employees. His insights on employment law have been featured in major publications and on networks like NPR, CBS, and ABC.