• Firm reaches a $250,000 settlement in retaliation case in which the Secret Service punished a married couple for the husband's filing of an EEO complaint.
  • Firm settles Free Speech and national origin discrimination case for contractor against the Broadcast Board of Governors and Voice of America for $300,000.
  • President Obama selects Carolyn Lerner for key Administration post as head of the U.S. Office of Special Counsel
  • Partners selected for Washington, D.C.'s 2011 Best Lawyers: Doug Huron, Carolyn Lerner and Richard Salzman for civil rights law; Stephen Chertkof, Doug Huron, and Richard Salzman for labor and employment law
  • Richard Salzman speaks at D.C. Bar CLE program on sexual harassment cases
  • Stephen Chertkof speaks at National Employment Lawyers Association 25th Annual Convention in a plenary session on defeating defendants' motions for summary judgment
  • Doug Huron, who began his legal career in 1970 with the Employment Litigation Section of the Civil Rights Division of the Dept. of Justice, speaks at a conference at American University Law School celebrating the history and accomplishments of the Section
  • Firm settles administrative assistant's race discrimination and retaliation case against the State Dept. for $275,000
  • Firm obtains $200,000 judgment against the DOJ in pregnancy discrimination case
  • Tammany Kramer joins the Board of the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association and becomes Co-Chair of the MWELA Moot Court Committee
  • Firm wins favorable ruling in Free Speech case for contractor fired for making peace video; 1st Amendment/discrimination case against BBG/VOA to proceed. See Daily Kos coverage and video here.
  • Firm settles race discrimination case against SBA for $160,000 plus promotion
  • Firm wins at Supreme Court: case against U.S. senator goes forward
  • Washingtonian Magazine recognizes firm partners as "Top Lawyers"
  • Partners selected for America's Best Lawyers
  • Firm wins ruling in retaliation claim against Giant Foods; case headed for trial
  • Partners listed in D.C. Super Lawyers
  • Firm settles federal employee retaliation case for $2.25 million
  • Stephen Chertkof elected President of MWELA
  • Carolyn Lerner becomes Board Chair of Center for Work Life Law
  • Firm files amicus brief in Supreme Court retaliation case
  • Douglas Huron named Lawyer of the Year
  • $2 million jury verdict in federal employee "glass ceiling" case
  • Betty Grdina serves as lead counsel in SEIU consumer class action
  • $1.83 million settlement in race discrimination class action
  • Co-counsel in largest ever sex discrimination settlement ($508 million)
  • Co-counsel in landmark discrimination case brought by student against GW

Heller, Huron is one of the premier employment law firms in the Washington, D.C. area. We represent individuals who believe their civil rights have been violated, or who need help with employment issues. The firm's expertise includes discrimination claims such as those based on sex or sexual harassment, hostile work environment, race, age, national origin, family responsibility, pregnancy, sexual orientation, military service and disability, as well as matters involving family and medical leave and retaliation. We litigate EEO claims under Title VII, ADEA, ADA, Rehabilitation Act, FMLA, Section 1981, USERRA and the D.C. Human Rights Act, as well as Maryland and Virginia civil rights statutes.

Our firm also advises organizations, non-profits and small businesses on compliance with employment laws; provides training; develops policies and employee handbooks; conducts sexual harassment investigations; mediates disputes; represents unions; and consults on a wide variety of employment matters. We provide advice and guidance for individual clients and organizations on other employment-related issues, such as non-compete agreements, employment contracts, executive compensation plans, and severance packages.

Our attorneys speak regularly at professional conferences and serve in leadership roles for various professional organizations, such as the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association, the D.C. Bar, the Council for Court Excellence, and the Washington Council of Lawyers. The firm has been honored by the Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights with its Outstanding Achievement Award, and several of the firm's lawyers are recognized in America's Best Lawyers and Washingtonian magazine.

Our clients include a wide range of employees, such as government and private sector workers, hourly wage earners, corporate executives, salaried employees, and consultants, as well as unions and other organizations. We use our extensive experience and innovative advocacy to achieve fair and just results for our clients.