Robert Fitzpatrick

fitzpatrick.law@verizon.net

202.588.5300

Bar States / Jurisdictations

Washington, D.C.

Practice Areas

employment law

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Robert Fitzpatrick Bio

Robert Fitzpatrick has been representing employees for over 40 years since he first began his legal career litigating race-discrimination cases in the Deep South during the late 1960s. Mr. Fitzpatrick now represents both management and employees. He has been recognized by the Nation Law Journal as one of the top employment lawyers in the country and by the Washingtonian Magazine as "Tops in Employment Law" in the Washington, D.C. area.

Education

    George Washington University Law School

CLE Courses by Robert Fitzpatrick

Settlement of Employment Disputes - Part II

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Settlement of Employment Disputes - Part II

In part two of this series, Mr. Fitzpatrick discusses confidentiality clauses and example scenarios, sealing of settlement agreements, claim releases and The False Claims Act, non-disparagement clauses, and much more.<p> Course includes several sample agreements.
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Rule 35 Mental Exams

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Rule 35 Mental Exams

This program will provide a comprehensive review of Rule 35 exams and give a number of valuable tips for attorneys litigating involved in such an exam.
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Appellate Advocacy

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Appellate Advocacy

As every experienced appellate attorney knows, there is much to consider and prepare for in order to successfully argue a case before a state or federal appeals court. In this program, appellate attorney Robert Fitzpatrick shares his top 25 rules for appealing appellate advocacy.
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Settlement of Collective Actions Part II

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Settlement of Collective Actions Part II

In part two of this series, Bob Fitzpatrick will take a deep dive into recent case law on FLSA collective and hybrid actions.
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Settlement of Collective Actions Part I

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Settlement of Collective Actions Part I

This program will take a deep dive into Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) collective actions, tackling their history, evolution, and most recent case law .
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Arbitrations: General Principals & Drafting, Part II

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Arbitrations: General Principals & Drafting, Part II

In this program, employment attorney Bob Fitzpatrick will cover additional Supreme Court decisions and other case law affecting arbitration that were not discussed in Part I of this series.
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Current Developments in Non-Compete Agreements: Part 2

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Current Developments in Non-Compete Agreements: Part 2

Non-compete/non-solicitation agreements are a hotbed for judicial review. While each state differs in how they approach this area of law, there are some identifiable trends. In part 2 of this program, employment lawyer Bob Fitzpatrick continues his in-depth discussion of recent case law developments surrounding non-compete agreements.
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Settlement of Employment Disputes - Part I

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Settlement of Employment Disputes - Part I

Settling an employment dispute is generally much less costly than litigation. There are many factors to consider in settlement negotiations for both parties, and many procedures that should be followed to effect settlement. In this program, Washington D.C. employment attorney, Robert Fitzpatrick, shares his practical tips for settling employment disputes which he's garnered from a long career involved in these types of cases.<p> Course includes several sample agreements.
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Supreme Court 2019-20 Review: Part 1

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Supreme Court 2019-20 Review: Part 1

This is the first of a two-part presentation covering the key 2019-2020 Supreme Court cases.
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2019 Supreme Court Update, Pt. II

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2019 Supreme Court Update, Pt. II

The 2019 term of the Supreme Court shaped up to be a defining one. Among other employment law issues, part II focuses on the blockbuster FAA decisions handed down by the court.
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Current Developments in Non-Compete Agreements: Part 1

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Current Developments in Non-Compete Agreements: Part 1

Non-compete agreements are a hotbed for judicial review in the United States. While each state differs in how they approach this area of law, there are some identifiable trends. In this program, employment lawyer Bob Fitzpatrick dives into the recent case law developments surrounding non-compete/non-solicitation agreements.
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Supreme Court 2019-20 Review: Part 2

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Supreme Court 2019-20 Review: Part 2

This is the 2nd of a two-part presentation covering the key 2019-2020 Supreme Court cases.
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Update on Non-Compete Agreements

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Update on Non-Compete Agreements

The legal landscape surrounding non-compete/non-solicitation is constantly evolving in the US. In this program, employment lawyer Bob Fitzpatrick covers recent case law developments surrounding these agreements.
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Hot Topics in Employment Law

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Hot Topics in Employment Law

As most labor and employment law attorneys know, many of the issues affecting their clients are in flux. This program summarizes the key employment law cases handed down recently by federal circuit courts. Many of the cases discussed are certworthy, with most of the issues seeing some disagreement among the lower courts.
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Employment Law Update

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Employment Law Update

Join D.C. employment law practitioner, Bob Fitzpatrick, as he discusses the key cases to come down in recent months that are shaping the landscape of employment law.
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The Defend Trade Secrets Act

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The Defend Trade Secrets Act

In 2016, Congress enacted the most significant trade secret reform legislation in several decades. Join Robert Fitzpatrick as he dissects the Defend Trade Secrets Act taking us through its principal provisions and highlighting areas that attorneys need to be particularly aware of.
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Arbitrations: General Principals & Drafting, Part I

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Arbitrations: General Principals & Drafting, Part I

In this program, employment attorney Bob Fitzpatrick will cover the recent case law affecting arbitration as well as the general principals and arbitration clause drafting considerations.
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Supreme Court Update: 2017-2018 Term

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Supreme Court Update: 2017-2018 Term

The 2017-2018 Supreme Court has resulted in several big cases that will no doubt have lasting implications. Join Robert Fitzpatrick as he summarizes some of the key cases of the term and makes some predictions about where the court is headed next.
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Supreme Court Roundup - 2016 Term

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Supreme Court Roundup - 2016 Term

With the death of Justice Scalia and the resulting empty seat on the bench, 2016 shaped up to be one of the more interesting Supreme Court terms in recent history. Join Robert Fitzpatrick as he talks about the current makeup of the Supreme Court, discusses trends in the decisions being handed down, and, ultimately, discusses many of the key decisions - and 4-4 splits - that came out of the 2015-2016 term.
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Class Action Arbitration: Implications of Lamps Plus v. Varela

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Class Action Arbitration: Implications of Lamps Plus v. Varela

Employment clauses that require class action arbitration has been a hotbed issue and has split the courts. This course will cover the latest developments on this issue from the Supreme Court decision in Lamps Plus Inc., v. Varela.
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Supreme Court Update: 2016-2017 Term

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Supreme Court Update: 2016-2017 Term

The 2016-2017 Supreme Court resulted in several historic decisions and saw new justice, Neil Gorsuch, making his mark right out of the gate. Join Robert Fitzpatrick as he presents his annual summary of the key cases and decisions handed down by the highest court in the land.
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Workplace Developments Under the Trump Administration

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Workplace Developments Under the Trump Administration

While there hasn't been much legislative action on Capital Hill since the 2016 election, the new administration has been busy making major changes to rules, regulations, and guidelines affecting workers and employers in the U.S.. In this program, Washington D.C. attorney Robert Fitzpatrick takes us through some of the key changes that have already occurred or are being contemplated by the Trump administration.
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2019 Supreme Court Review, Pt. I

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2019 Supreme Court Review, Pt. I

The 2019 term of the Supreme Court shaped up to be a defining one. Part I will dive into many of the key cases heard by the court tackling issues such as the travel ban, collective bargaining, class arbitration, and many more.
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Marijuana Decriminalization & the Impact on the Workplace

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Marijuana Decriminalization & the Impact on the Workplace

Marijuana has long been classified as a Schedule 1 drug by the federal Controlled Substances Act. In recent years, many states have decriminalized the drug for medical and/or recreational purposes. In this program, Robert Fitzpatrick will lay out the current state of the law as it affects employers, and examine specific cases and arguments on employee discipline, workers' compensation claims, unemployment claims, and more.
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2015 Supreme Court Update

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2015 Supreme Court Update

The 2015 Term of the United States Supreme Court was a monumental one. In this program, Robert Fitzpatrick, recognized as one of the nation's leading employment law attorneys, provides a summary of The Supreme Court 2015 key decisions and their practical implications.
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Update on LGBTQ Cases & the Supreme Court

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Update on LGBTQ Cases & the Supreme Court

This course will give attorneys a look at some of the big LGBTQ legal issues working their way through the courts and coming before the United States Supreme Court.
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2014 Supreme Court Roundup

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2014 Supreme Court Roundup

Join Washington, D.C. employment law attorney Robert B. Fitzpatrick as he analyzes the key decisions handed down by the 2013/2014 Term United States Supreme Court. Cases covered include Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby, Harris v. Quinn, Lane v. Franks, and many more.
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Preventing & Mitigating a Data Breach

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Preventing & Mitigating a Data Breach

With most employee data and customer information now being stored electronically, data breach has become a big issue. For businesses, data breach can mean the exposure of confidential information and trade secrets, damage to reputation, and exposure to liability. In this program, outside and in-house counsel will get an overview of data breach and the security issues that affect their clients/employers, and learn best practices in preventing and mitigating a breach of security.
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Rule 35. Physical & Mental Examinations

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Rule 35. Physical & Mental Examinations

This program will provide comprehensive coverage of Rule 35 exams, including recent developments, procedures, and related issues.
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