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b&e Attorney Bill Wilson listed as a 2018 Top Labor Law Attorney

Thursday, August 9th, 2018

Bailey & Ehrenberg is proud to announce that attorney Bill Wilson has been listed as a 2018 Top Labor Law Attorney for Main Line Today. Pennsylvania attorneys in Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery Counties are nominated through peer balloting, and vetted by Main Line Today’s editorial board. The 2018 rankings in Main Line Today can be […]

b&e Attorneys Jason Ehrenberg and Kate Robinson to speak on new tax law

Monday, July 16th, 2018

Bailey & Ehrenberg is proud to announce that Jason Ehrenberg and Kate Robinson will be holding a national teleconference on the new tax law, its effects on employers, and how employers can best prepare for upcoming changes in the tax law. The seminar will take place on August 28th, 2018 from 11:00 am to 12:30 […]

Firm Attorney Noah Peters Files Brief on Equal Pay Act in Fourth Circuit

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

On April 4, 2018, firm attorney Noah Peters filed a brief on behalf of our client, Zoe Spencer. It contends that Virginia State University, her employer, violated the Equal Pay Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by paying her less than two similarly-situated male professors (Michael Shackleford and Cortez Dial). […]

Expanded Title VII Protections for LGBT Employees

Monday, April 16th, 2018

Recent Court Rulings expand protections under Title VII for Lesbian Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT)  employees. These cases have impact on both employees and employers in the public and private sector and will open the door for more circuits to address the issue of legal protections for LGBT individuals in the work force. For more […]

Firm Attorney Noah Peters Files Brief on Equal Pay Act in Fourth Circuit

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

On April 4, 2018, firm attorney Noah Peters filed a brief on behalf of our client, Zoe Spencer. It contends that Virginia State University, her employer, violated the Equal Pay Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by paying her less than two similarly-situated male professors (Michael Shackleford and Cortez Dial). […]

Bailey & Ehrenberg Welcomes Kate T. Robinson to the Firm

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

Bailey & Ehrenberg PLLC is pleased to announce the addition of Kate T. Robinson to the firm. Kate concentrates her practice on assisting clients with the design and implementation of qualified and non-qualified deferred compensation, retirement and welfare benefits plans. She frequently drafts and reviews employment and independent contractor agreements, restrictive covenants, employment policies and […]

Bailey & Ehrenberg Opens Pennsylvania Office

Friday, December 15th, 2017

Bailey & Ehrenberg has opened a new office in West Chester, led by attorney William T. Wilson, who has been practicing law in Chester County since 1984. The new office brings together Wilson’s decades of ERISA experience, with the strong employment law reputation of the attorneys at the firm’s headquarters in Washington. “No one in West […]

Bailey & Ehrenberg Client Wins Judgment Against FCC in High Profile Case

Friday, December 1st, 2017

A Bailey & Ehrenberg client repeatedly complained to Federal Communications Commission officials that her colleague in the next cubicle was viewing pornography on his work computer. After years of complaints went unaddressed, an investigation by the Agency’s Inspector General disclosed that the employee frequently searched for pornography during the work day and had several pornographic […]

Bailey & Ehrenberg Welcomes Jose D. Juarez to the Firm

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

Bailey and Ehrenberg PLLC is pleased to announce the addition of Jose D. Juarez as an Associate. Jose focuses primarily on employment, corporate, and family matters. Jose is a graduate of Stanford University and the George Washington University Law School. Jose joined Bailey & Ehrenberg in 2014 as a law student, and worked as a […]

Bailey & Ehrenberg PLLC Earns Top-Tier Ranking By U.S. News – Best Lawyers

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

WASHINGTON – Nov. 1, 2017 – Bailey & Ehrenberg announced today that the firm earned top recognition for its marquee practices nationally and in the Washington, D.C. region in the 2018 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms.” The firm received a National Tier 1 ranking for its ERISA litigation practice, and […]

Bailey & Ehrenberg Welcomes Taylor T. Dolan to the Firm

Friday, October 27th, 2017

Bailey and Ehrenberg PLLC is pleased to announce the addition of Taylor T. Dolan as an Associate. Taylor focuses primarily on contractual disputes, both in an employment and corporate context. Taylor also has experience drafting operating agreements, employment contracts, commercial leases, and pre-trial memoranda. Taylor graduated cum laude from American University Washington College of Law in […]

Working With the PBGC: Understanding the Regulator and Strategies for Your Clients

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

October 25, 2017 8:00 AM – 9:15 AM Learn about strategies to follow and pitfalls to avoid when dealing with a wide variety of PBGC issues related to defined benefit plans. Topics covered include reportable events, corporate transactions (mergers & acquisitions, in court and out of court restructuring, refinancings) missed contributions, controlled group considerations and […]

b&e Partner Jeffrey Cohen named to DC Super Lawyers Top 100 Lawyers List

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

Bailey & Ehrenberg PLLC is pleased to announce that attorney Jeffrey Cohen has been selected as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in the District of Columbia by DC Super Lawyers for 2017. Jeffrey B. Cohen Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas […]

b&e Lawsuit Against George Washington University Discussed in the Washington Post

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

Bailey & Ehrenberg’s current lawsuit against George Washington University was covered in an article in the Washington Post. Read the full Washington Post article here.

b&e Opens Pennsylvania Office and Welcomes William T. Wilson to the Firm

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

Bailey and Ehrenberg PLLC is pleased to announce the opening of a Pennsylvania office and the addition of William (“Bill”) Wilson to the firm. Bill concentrates his practice on employment law, including discrimination cases under Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act and similar state and federal laws. He […]

Bailey & Ehrenberg Welcomes Alison D. Rogers to the Firm

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

Bailey and Ehrenberg PLLC is pleased to announce the addition of Alison D. Rogers as an Associate. Alison focuses on general litigation, representing clients before state and federal courts. She graduated from The University of Michigan Law School in 2015, where she served as executive editor on the Michigan Journal of Race and Law. While in law […]

Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 Provides Additional Protections for Employers Against Trade Secret Theft

Friday, May 20th, 2016

The Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA) (to be codified at 18 U.S.C. § 1836), a sweeping new federal law, became effective on May 11, 2016. This new law provides federal jurisdiction over civil lawsuits to protect trade secrets. The DTSA allows a company that has had its trade secrets stolen to bring a […]

Bailey & Ehrenberg Welcomes Matthew R. Gardner to the Firm

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

Bailey and Ehrenberg PLLC is pleased to announce the addition of Matthew R. Gardner as an Associate. Mr. Gardner focuses on general litigation, representing clients before state and federal courts. He graduated from The George Washington University Law School in 2015, where he served as an articles editor on the Journal of Environmental and Energy Law. While in […]

EEOC Expands the Rights of Charging Parties to Obtain Employer Position Statements

Friday, February 19th, 2016

Yesterday, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued a press release announcing a major change in its policy regarding employer position statements. When a complaint of discrimination is filed by the EEOC, the EEOC may request that the employer file a position statement giving its side of the story (along with supporting documentation).  The employer’s […]

Firm Attorney Peter Tompa Posts Article in Coins Weekly

Friday, January 29th, 2016

Peter Tompa, an of counsel of the firm, has written an article about the renewal of a Memorandum of Understanding between the US Government and the Republic of Italy that restricts entry of cultural goods into the United States.   Peter appeared at a hearing of the US Cultural Property Advisory Committee about the MOU on […]

Firm Attorney Noah Peters Publishes Letter in Green Bag

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

Congratulations to Firm attorney Noah Peters, whose letter was published in the Autumn 2015 Edition of the Green Bag. It is available on the web at: http://www.greenbag.org/archive/green_bag_tables_of_contents.html Re-established in 1997, the Green Bag is “a quarterly journal of short, readable, useful, and sometimes entertaining legal scholarship.” Its Board of Advisers includes noted legal scholars Richard […]

Five Bailey & Ehrenberg Attorneys Honored as 2016 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.

Monday, November 16th, 2015

Bailey & Ehrenberg is pleased to announce that five of the firm’s attorneys have been named to the 2016 Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists as being among the top attorneys in Washington, D.C. Three of Bailey & Ehrenberg’s partners have been selected to the 2016 Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers in the areas […]

Bailey & Ehrenberg Files First Amendment Lawsuit On Behalf of Naval Academy Professor

Friday, November 6th, 2015

Bailey & Ehrenberg Partner Jason Ehrenberg has filed a First Amendment lawsuit on behalf of firm client Bruce Fleming, a civilian professor at the U.S. Naval Academy. The suit, which has received national media coverage, alleges that the Naval Academy violated Professor Fleming’s First Amendment rights and principles of academic freedom in issuing him a […]

Can Your Defined Benefit Plan Status Impact a Potential M&A Deal?

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

Can Your Defined Benefit Plan Status Impact a Potential M&A Deal? B&E Partner Jeff Cohen will be speaking on this issue during a webinar on November 5, 2015.

Bailey & Ehrenberg Welcomes Robin J. Janofsky to the Firm

Friday, September 11th, 2015

Bailey and Ehrenberg PLLC is pleased to announce the addition of Robin J. Janofsky as an Associate. Ms. Janofsky focuses her practice on general litigation. Prior to joining B&E, she served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Steven G. Salant in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Maryland. Ms. Janofsky earned both her […]

Bailey & Ehrenberg Attorneys Noah Peters and Jason Ehrenberg Prevail

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

On June 23, 2015, Bailey & Ehrenberg attorneys Noah Peters and Jason Ehrenberg prevailed in defeating dismissal of our client’s employment discrimination and retaliation complaint in Maryland federal court in Suggs v. 7-Eleven. In a detailed 37-page memorandum opinion, the court rejected each of the arguments raised by the defendant (7-Eleven), while also granting our client’s […]

Major Fourth Circuit Ruling Expands Rights of Employees to Assert Claims Under Employment Discrimination Laws

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

On May 7, 2015, the Fourth Circuit (which covers the states of Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina) issued a major ruling that could make it easier for plaintiffs to succeed in employment discrimination and retaliation claims. The court’s en banc ruling in Boyer-Liberto v. Fontainebleau Corp. (No. 13-1473) limits two doctrines […]

Four Bailey & Ehrenberg Attorneys Honored as 2015 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

Bailey & Ehrenberg is pleased to announce that four of the firm’s attorneys have been named to the 2015 Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists as being among the top attorneys in Washington, D.C. Three of Bailey & Ehrenberg’s partners have been selected to the 2015 Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers in the areas […]

Bailey & Ehrenberg Attorney Noah Peters Voted “Runner Up” in the Washington City Paper’s “Best of D.C.” Readers’ Poll for “Best Lawyer”

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

The Firm is pleased to announce that Firm counsel Noah Peters was voted “Runner Up” in the category of “Best Lawyer” in Washington City Paper’s “Best of D.C.” Readers’ Poll. The Readers’ Poll recognizes a wide range of outstanding goods and services in the Washington, D.C. area. Noah represents individuals and businesses in a broad […]

The Supreme Court’s Young v. UPS Decision Expands the Ability of Pregnant Workers (and Perhaps Other Employees) to Prove Discrimination

Friday, March 27th, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court today issued its long-awaited ruling in Young v. United Parcel Service. The case interprets language in the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, 42 U. S. C §2000e(k), that had divided the lower courts. The case was brought by a woman, Peggy Young, who had become pregnant while working as a driver for UPS […]

DC Wage Theft Prevention Amendment Act Goes Into Effect Today (February 26, 2015)

Friday, February 27th, 2015

The DC Wage Theft Prevention Amendment Act (WTPAA) goes into effect today, following the expiration of the mandatory congressional review period.  The WTPAA, which was originally signed into law by Mayor Vincent Gray on September 19, 2014, was itself amended by emergency legislation passed in December 29, 2014. The new law contains several important new […]

Nolan Financial Appoints James C. Bailey to Board of Directors

Friday, December 19th, 2014

Nolan Financial has appointed James C. Bailey to the company’s Board of Directors. Mr. Bailey is a Founder and Partner at Bailey & Ehrenberg PLLC in Washington, DC. Mr. Bailey brings with him 21 years of experience dealing with employment relationship issues, prosecuting and defending claims arising under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of […]

Firm partner Jim Bailey wins ERISA fiduciary breach case in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Firm partner Jim Bailey wins ERISA fiduciary breach case in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. After a bench trial before Judge Joel Slomsky, the Court found in favor of the firm’s clients on all dispositive legal issues, namely, that the employer was acting as an ERISA fiduciary, that the […]

Firm partner Jason Ehrenberg obtains acquittal of high profile sexual assault allegations against Naval Academy Midshipman.

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

A military judge on Thursday found former Navy football player Joshua Tate not guilty of sexually assaulting a female classmate in a high-profile case that reverberated far beyond the U.S. Naval Academy’s Annapolis campus. “The system is broken in many different directions,” said Joshua Tate’s attorney, firm partner Jason Ehrenberg. Although he said he was […]

B&E partner to speak at ABA Labor and Employment conference panel

Monday, January 13th, 2014

B&E partner Jeffrey Cohen will be speaking on a panel at the ABA Labor and Employment Section Employee Benefits Committee Mid Winter Conference, which will be held February 5 to 8, 2014. Jeff will be reviewing recent bankruptcy issues affecting employee benefit plans including multiemployer withdrawal liability and defalcation involving plan assets. He will also […]

B&E attorneys participating on ERISA panels at ABA TIPS Insurance and Employee Benefits Symposium

Monday, January 13th, 2014

B&E is pleased to announce that B&E attorneys Jason Ehrenberg and Michael Tilghman will be participating on ERISA panels at the ABA TIPS 40th Annual Mid-Winter Symposium on Insurance and Employee Benefits at the Driskill Hotel in Austin, Texas on January 16-18, 2014. Ring in the New Year by learning from industry experts as they […]

Best Lawyers in America® names two B & E Partners, Jeffrey Cohen and Kermit Rosenberg, to its 2014 edition.

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

Bailey & Ehrenberg, PLLC is pleased to announce that Best Lawyers in America®, one of the oldest and most authoritative peer-review guides in the legal industry, has named two Bailey & Ehrenberg attorneys to its 2014 edition. B & E Partners Jeffrey Cohen and Kermit Rosenberg achieved the honor this year. Jeffrey Cohen was recognized […]

IRS, DOL and HHS Issue Final Wellness Program Regulations

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

On May 29, 2013, the U.S . departments of Health and Human Services and Labor and the Internal Revenue Service issued final regulations regarding employee wellness programs under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). The final rules were published in the Federal Register on June 3, 2013 (78 F.R. 33157) and will take […]

Five Bailey & Ehrenberg Attorneys Honored as 2013 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

Bailey & Ehrenberg is pleased to announce that five of the firm’s attorneys have been named to the 2013 Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists as being among the top attorneys in Washington, D.C. Three of Bailey & Ehrenberg’s partners have been selected to the 2013 Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers in the areas […]

b&e partner Jason Ehrenberg to speak on “Fiduciary Issues Encountered by Plan Administrators with Abandoned Plans and Plan Sponsors in Bankruptcy” at ABA Tax Section Spring 2013 Meeting on May 11, 2013 in Washington, D.C.

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

James Bailey, Jason Ehrenberg, and Sara Klayton to present a seminar on Employee Wellness Programs on behalf of Lorman Education Services on May 7, 2013.

Friday, February 15th, 2013

View seminar agenda & registration information here.

B&E files a Petition for a Writ of Certiorari with Supreme Court of the United States on behalf of Ancient Coin Collectors Guild

Friday, February 15th, 2013

View ACCG Petition here.  

Bailey & Ehrenberg Honored In the 2012-2013 U.S. News-Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” Rankings

Monday, November 26th, 2012

Washington, D.C. – U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers® have released the 2012-2013 “Best Law Firms” rankings, and Bailey & Ehrenberg is pleased to announce that the Firm took first-tier honors for its Employee Retirement Income Security Act (“ERISA”) Litigation practice both nationally and in the Washington, D.C. area. The U.S.News – Best Lawyers® […]

Bailey & Ehrenberg attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2012 Washington D.C. Super Lawyers®

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Bailey & Ehrenberg is pleased to announce that Jeffrey Cohen and Jason Ehrenberg have been selected for inclusion in the 2012 Washington D.C. Super Lawyers. Jeffrey and Jason’s primary areas of practice are Employee Benefits/ERISA and ERISA Litigation.

Bailey & Ehrenberg Honored In the 2011-2012 U.S. News-Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” Rankings

Friday, November 11th, 2011

Washington, D.C. – U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers® have released the 2011-2012 “Best Law Firms” rankings, and Bailey & Ehrenberg is pleased to announce that the Firm took second-tier honors for its Employee Retirement Income Security Act (“ERISA”) Litigation practice in the Washington, D.C. area. The U.S.News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” […]

Supreme Court Issues Significant ERISA Remedies Decision

Saturday, July 23rd, 2011

In CIGNA Corp. v. Amara, the United States Supreme Court vacated a federal district court’s decision that had ordered CIGNA Corp. to reform its cash balance pension plan to remedy the company’s violations of its ERISA notice obligations. In so ruling, the Court had cause to interpret two frequently litigated sections of ERISA – Sections […]

Peter Tompa Receives Kudos from former Presidential Advisor

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

A former Presidential advisor has expressed appreciation for Peter Tompa’s work before the Cultural Property Advisory Committee. That Advisor also writes in Celator Magazine about his concerns that State Department bureaucrats aligned with archaeological interests have hijacked the process for imposing import restrictions on cultural goods. Celator Magazine publishes articles of interest to ancient coin […]

Employers Should Take Care When Using Unpaid Interns

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

In a world where the United States’ economy is attempting to recover from a recession and the work force is saturated, some for-profit entities may receive inquiries from individuals about working for them as unpaid interns. For-profit entities should be aware that allowing individuals to work unpaid internships may run afoul of the Fair Labor […]

Supreme Court Expands Retaliation Protection for Employees

Monday, March 7th, 2011

The United States Supreme Court recently expanded the scope of protection from retaliation under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”) to cover associational retaliation. In Thompson v. North American Stainless, LP, __ U.S. __, 131 S. Ct. 863 (January 24, 2011), the Court ruled that in certain situations, Title VII […]

B&E Partner Jason Ehrenberg to Teach Class on “Employment Law: Independent Contractors’ Rights”

Monday, February 14th, 2011

The federal government has stepped up its enforcement of proper employee classification, and now misclassifying employees as independent contractors can mean hefty fines and back taxes for employers. Are you up to date on the legal definition of an employee versus independent contractor? Learn More & Register today!