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DIANA M. BARDES
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Diana Bardes' practice is primarily devoted to advising unions in both the private and public sector on a wide array of labor and employment issues, including local, intermediate and international unions. Ms. Bardes represents her union clients in negotiations for collective bargaining agreements, arbitration proceedings including regarding contractual violations and challenged to employer imposed discipline upon bargaining unit members, unfair labor practice charges and in litigation.

In her public sector practice, Ms. Bardes has experience advising and representing unions with national federal sector bargaining units. She has litigated various issues before the Federal Labor Relations Authority and the Federal Services Impasses Panel, including cases challenging restrictions on the use of official time and various unilateral changes, enforcing arbitration awards, addressing bargaining impasses, and representing unions in negotiability appeals. She has also represented federal sector unions in litigation against the federal government. Locally, Ms. Bardes represents the firm’s clients and individual employees in actions before the D.C. Office of Employee Appeals and the D.C. Public Employee Relations Board.

Ms. Bardes also represents tax-exempt organizations, providing a wide array of advice to non-profits in the DC area regarding employment matters, contractual issues, and corporate governance. She also represents employee benefit plans in litigation.

Ms. Bardes received a J.D. with honors from The George Washington University Law School in 2011, where she was a Notes Editor for the Federal Circuit Bar Journal. Ms. Bardes received her B.A., summa cum laude, in Political Science from The George Washington University in 2009 and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Ms. Bardes was named a Super Lawyers' Rising Star in labor and employment litigation in the District of Columbia each year since 2014 and has served as a speaker for the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, the National Coordinating Committee for Multiemployer Plans and other organizations. Her publications and presentations include:

  • COVID-19 Vaccines and Your Workforce, Webcast, International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, January 2021.

  • Extinguishing the Risks and Costs of Vaping, Benefits Magazine, October 2020.

  • 2020 Update on Labor and Employment Law, Webcast, International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, April 2020.

  • Marijuana Law Update, Trustees and Administrators Institute, International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, February 2020.

  • National Labor Relations Board Developments and Insight: What's Going on at the NLRB?, 2019 NCCMP Annual Conference, September 2019.

  • Time's Up: Avoiding Employment/Discrimination Landmines for Your Benefit Plan, International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans Annual Benefits Conference, October 2018.

  • From on High: The Courts on Medical Marijuana and the Workplace, Benefits Magazine, August 2018.

  • 2018 Labor and Employment Update, Washington Legislative Update, International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, May 2018.

  • A 100-Day Look Back: Labor and Employment Law Update, Washington Legislative Update, International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, May 2017.

  • 2016 Update on Labor and Employment Law, Washington Legislative Update, International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, May 2016.

  • Ethical Issues for Attorneys, International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans Annual Benefits Conference, November 2015.

  • Getting Out of the Weeds: Medical Marijuana and the Workplace, Benefits Magazine, October 2015.

  • Marijuana, E-Cigarettes and Transgender Issues: Are Your Policies Current?, On-Demand Presentation, International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, March 2015.

 




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