Edward H. Passman

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  • Founding Principal at Passman & Kaplan, P.C. (7 Attorneys)
  • 1828 L Street N.W., Suite 600, Washington, DC 20036
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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.

The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, Inc.

Areas of Practice (10)

  • Labor and Employment
  • Federal Practice
  • Federal Employment Law
  • Federal Labor Relations Authority
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Law
  • U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board
  • U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • Department of Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
  • U.S. Office of Special Counsel
  • Security Clearances

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
202-559-1436  Phone
202-789-0101  Fax
University Attended:
Pace University, B.B.A., Business Administration, 1961; U.C.L.A. Graduate School of Business, M.B.A., Industrial and Labor Relations, 1966
Law School Attended:
Harvard University Law School, J.D., 1964
Year of First Admission:
1978, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit; U.S. Federal Courts; 1968, District of Columbia; 1981, Maryland
District of Columbia Bar; Maryland State Bar Association, Inc.
Reported Cases:
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 (D.D.C. 1992); Miller v. Department of Interior, 2013 MSPB 27 (2013).

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