MWELA’s Amicus Committee submits amicus briefs in the federal and local courts on a wide range of important employment law issues. The Amicus Policy provides information on the process for submitting a request for an amicus brief, and for drafting an amicus brief.
Brief Name Attorney Court
District of Columbia, Appellant, v. Tyrone Bryant, Appellee.
MWELA Amicus by Stephen B. Pershing District of Columbia Court of Appeals
Jeff A. Hansen v. Department of Homeland Security
MWELA Amicus by Debra A. D'Agostino United State Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Deidre Francis v. Sutherland Asbill & Brennann LLP
MWELA Amicus by Stephen B. Pershing District of Columbia Court of Appeals
Anthony W. Perry v. Merit Systems Protection Board
MWELA Amicus by Michael Foreman, Joseph V Kaplan, Andrew Perlmutter, Rosa M. Koppel, and Alan R. Kabat The Supreme Court of the United States
William C. O’Hara, Appellant v. Nika Technologies, INC., Appellee
MWELA Amicus by Richard R. Renner and Erik D. Snyder United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Maria L. Dufau, Appellant v. Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary, US Department of Health and Human Services
MWELA Amicus by Debra A. D'Agostino United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Patricia Villa v. Cava Mezze Grill, LLC
MWELA Amicus by Stephen Z. Chertkof, Erik D. Snyder, and Alan R. Kabat The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
Vincent Balderrama, Petitioner, v. Lockheed Martin Corporation, Respondent.
MWELA Amicus by Geoff Simpson and Erik Snyder Court of Appeals of Maryland
William Smith, Petitioner, v. Thomas Perez, Respondent.
MWELA Amicus by Richard Renner United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Kathy Radtke et al., Plaintiffs-Appellants v. Lifecare Management Partners et al. Defendants-Appellees.
MWELA Amicus by Richard Talbot Seymour United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Masoud Sharif, Appellant v. United Airlines, Inc., Appellee
MWELA Amicus by Stephen Z. Chertkof, Eric D. Snyder, Alan R. Kabat, Matthew C. Koski United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Nancy Tucker, Appellant, v. The District of Columbia, Appellee.
MWELA Amicus by Jason Zuckerman, Esq. District of Columbia Court of Appeals
Reya Boyer-Liberto, Plaintiff-Appellant v. Fontainebleau Corporation, Et Al., Defendants-Appellees
MWELA Amicus by Stephen Z. Chertkof, Douglas B. Huron, and Ilana Gelfman United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Iris Foster, Plaintiff-Appellant v. University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Defendant-Appellee
MWELA Amicus by Richard Renner, Denise Clark, and Ellen Renaud United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Joy Friolo v. Douglas Frankel, et al. Second Appeal
MWELA Amicus by Ilana Gelfman Court of Appeals of Maryland
Muriel Peters v. Early Healthcare Giver, Inc
MWELA Amicus by Daniel A. Katz, et al. Court of Appeals of Maryland
Bonita H. Marshall v. Safeway Inc.
MWELA Amicus by Debra Gardner Court of Appeals of Maryland
Tyrone Bryant v. District of Columbia et al.
MWELA Amicus by Richard Seymour and Les Alderman District of Columbia Court of Appeals
Williams vs. Johnson
MWELA Amicus by Alan Kabat and Les Alderman United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Linda Solomon, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. Thomas J. Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture, Defendant-Appellee
MWELA Amicus by Denise M. Clark and Les Alderman United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Charles J. Davis v. District of Columbia
MWELA Amicus by Alan Kabat and Les Alderman District of Columbia Court of Appeals
Key & Sims v. WMATA
MWELA Amicus by Alan Kabat United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Kevin D. West v. John Potter, PostMaster General United States Postal Service
MWELA Amicus by Jonathan C. Puth United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Angela Van Buren v. Stephen A. Grubb, et al.
MWELA Amicus by R. Scott Oswald The Supreme Court of Virginia
DENISE BURGESS v. STUART G. BOWEN, JR., Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction
MWELA Amicus by Leslie D. Alderman UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT
Ponce v. Billington
MWELA Amicus by Yuval Rubinstein UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA CIRCUIT
Barufaldi v. Ocean City Chamber of Commerce
MWELA Amicus by John R. Ates COURT OF SPECIAL APPEALS OF MARYLAND
Washington Teachers’ Union v. Labor, et al.
MWELA Amicus by Alan R. Kabat DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA COURT OF APPEALS
CORRY B. MCGRIFF/ ALEXANDER BUELNA, JOSEPH GARGIULO, JOHN GAITAN v. DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY/ DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
MWELA Amicus BEFORE THE U.S. MERIT SYSTEMS PROTECTION BOARD
Ramesh Sharma v. District of Columbia
MWELA Amicus UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
JULIA M. TAYLOR v. GIANT OF MARYLAND LLC
MWELA Amicus COURT OF APPEALS OF MARYLAND
JOY FRIOLO v. DOUGLAS FRANKEL, et al.
MWELA Amicus COURT OF APPEALS OF MARYLAND
THE METROPOLITAN WASHINGTON ORTHOPAEDIC ASSOCIATION, CHARTERED, et al. v. CHRISTINA L. CERVIERI, M.D.
MWELA Amicus COURT OF APPEALS OF MARYLAND
Talavera v. U.S. Agency for International Development
MWELA Amicus by John R. Ates United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
LINDA SOLOMON v. THOMAS J. VILSACK, in his official capacity as SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE
MWELA Amicus by Leslie D. Alderman United States Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit
Conyers/ Northover v. Department of Defense
MWELA Amicus by Elizabeth L. Newman UNITED STATES OF AMERICA MERIT SYSTEMS PROTECTION BOARD
JASON MANN v. HECKLER & KOCH DEFENSE, INC.
MWELA Amicus UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT
TANYA JACKSON; MICHAEL AGYEMAN; THOMAS GEORGE; ISAAC ASAVE, on behalf of themselves and on behalf of all others similarly situated v. ESTELLE’S PLACE, LLC; JIREH PLACE, LLC; OUR PLACE, LLC; DESTINY PLACE, LLC; DEBRA ROUNDTREE; MARY BELL
MWELA Amicus UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT
PRINCE OF PEACE ET AL. v. MARY LINKLATER
MWELA Amicus by Alan R. Kabat COURT OF APPEALS OF MARYLAND
LISA MEADE v. SHANGRI-LA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP AND T/A & D/B/A CHIDREN’S MANOR MONTESSORI SCHOOL
MWELA Amicus by Jonathan C Puth COURT OF APPEALS OF MARYLAND
Ginger v. DC
MWELA Amicus by Jonathan C. Puth United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Danielle R. Cesarano v. Reed Smith LLP
MWELA Amicus DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA COURT OF APPEALS
CALVIN HOFFELD v. SHEPHERD ELECTRIC CO., INC.
MWELA Amicus by Julie Glass Martin-Korb COURT OF APPEALS OF MARYLAND
JOY FRIOLO v. DOUGLAS FRANKEL and MARYLAND/VIRGINIA MEDICAL TRAUMA GROUP
MWELA Amicus by Stephen Chertkof and Daniel Katz IN THE COURT OF SPECIAL APPEALS OF MARYLAND
Barbour v. WMATA
MWELA Amicus by Douglas Huron U.S. Court of Appeals for D.C.

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Welcome to the Web site of MWELA — the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association. We are about 300 lawyers who represent people in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

As advocates for employee rights and civil rights, we work to protect the rights and privileges of employees in both the private and public sectors of the Washington metropolitan area workforce. We are dedicated to promoting workplace fairness and the right of employees to work in an environment free of discrimination. MWELA provides assistance, support and resources to members throughout the metropolitan area to attain the highest ideals of practice and encourage the sharing of expertise and skills to best serve our clients.

On our vibrant and active listserve, MWELA members share strategies, tips, and responses to queries regarding both routine and novel employment law issues. The listserve is also available as an on-line searchable database, a powerful research tool.

MWELA holds monthly Brown Bag gatherings featuring presentations on trial strategies and techniques, emerging employment law issues, use of new courtroom technologies, successful litigation efforts, and other matters critical to a successful employment law practice.

Our Moot Court Committee regularly prepares our members for oral argument before appellate courts. MWELA's Amicus Committee produces thoughtful and excellent briefs on important policy matters before the courts of appeals, lending a powerful persuasive voice for the plaintiff and for employees generally. MWELA produces a monthly Newsletter covering member news, victories, and key decisions.

At our all-day Annual Conference, MWELA presents local and federal judges, colleagues, and outside experts on topics concerning all aspects of the plaintiff's employment practice. We also present our annual Lawyer of the Year award.

MWELA maintains an on-line Brief Bank, with ready arguments, briefs, and pleadings. MWELA works toward changes in public policy through the lobbying efforts of our members, to strengthen anti-discrimination and related workplace laws.

MWELA Case Advisory service offers two programs to both MWELA members and non-members. One is a Three-member Clinic Panel, which reviews a lawyer’s case either before it is filed or after it is pending and possibly encountering difficulties. The other is a Single Advisor Legal Consultation where an experienced MWELA attorney provides advice and tips on a particular topic to a less experienced lawyer. Topics may include areas of substantive law and procedure, litigation and trial practice, appeals, settlement agreements, and particular Court and administrative forums with which a lawyer may be unfamiliar. 

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