Sundeep Hora, was recently appointed to serve on the District of Columbia Court of Appeal’s Board of Professional Responsibility for a three-year term. The nine-member Board oversees the District of Columbia’s system of attorney discipline and decides cases concerning attorney misconduct.
Its members are appointed by the Board of Judges of the District of Columbia’s Court of Appeals. Mr. Hora previously served as a Chair of a Hearing Committee, where he and the other Committee members made attorney discipline recommendations to the Board. Mr. Hora was sworn in as a Board member on September 13, 2018. The Court of Appeal’s announcement of Mr. Hora’s appointment may be found here: https://www.dcbar.org/attorney-discipline/news-and-recent-decisions/DC-Court-of-Appeals-Appoints-New-Members-of-the-Board-on-Professional-Responsibility.cfm
In August 2018, ADH Member, Les Alderman, settled a lawsuit filed on behalf of an employee of a District of Columbia agency for $400,000. The plaintiff was subjected to a hostile work environment based on her disability and regularly subjected to insults such as “crip” and “cripple” over the course of her employment. When the plaintiff complained about the hostile environment, she was terminated.
Representative Blake Farenthold, against whom ADH filed suit on behalf of former staffer, Lauren Greene, resigned from Congress last week. ADH attorney Les Alderman brought a lawsuit on Ms. Greene’s behalf against Farenthold for sexual harassment and retaliation he and his office subjected her to while she served as his communications director. Originally, Farenthold said he would serve out his term and not seek re-election in the fall. He has said little about his unexpected resignation. For a longer take on the story see this article.
ADH attorney, Les Alderman, is representing a Capitol Police Officer in her lawsuit against the Capitol Police for sex and disability discrimination and retaliation. The officer, Mauricia Van Meter, was improperly expelled from the training program for the force’s prestigious K-9 unit due to her gender and disability. Read a Washington Post article on the lawsuit here.
ADH attorney Les Alderman appeared on MSNBC’s Sunday program, Kasie DC, where he was interviewed by Kasie Hunt about sexual harassment on Capitol Hill, the impact of filing a claim, and whether Members of Congress should be required to resign following allegations of harassment. A video of the interview may be found here.
ADH Law helps Lauren Green navigate the media frenzy surrounding her allegations against Congressman Blake Farenthold, including her appearance on AC360 with Anderson Cooper. The video of Ms. Green’s appearance on AC360 may be found here.
Politico published an editorial by ADH attorney, Les Alderman, on the pending House Republican bill that would bar taxpayer dollars from being used to pay out settlements to victims of sexual harassment by members of Congress. The proposed legislation would also force any future settlements between lawmakers and victims to be made public and the names of those involved in any past settlements to be revealed. Mr. Alderman argues that the bill is bad for the victim’s of sexual harassment and would discourage victims from coming forward in the future. The full text of the article can be found here.
ADH law is proud to announce that its attorneys Les Alderman, Sundeep Hora, and John F. Karl, Jr. were selected as Super Lawyers for 2018. This marks the third year Mr. Alderman and Mr. Hora have received the award and Mr. Karl’s second year.
Les Alderman appeared on The Ingraham Angle, a nationally broadcast program on Fox News, on November 16, 2017 to discuss his experience representing victims of sexual harassment on Capitol Hill and against Members of Congress, including the need to change the Congressional Accountability Act and Office of Compliance complaint process to better protect victims of harassment. The full video of the segment is http://video.foxnews.com/v/5649680728001/?#sp=show-clips.
Versely Rosales and Savanna Shuntich recently joined ADH Law. Ms. Rosales is a New York City native and joins the firm after clerking on the State of New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division. She is a part of ADH’s property law practice, and is handling both litigation and transactional work. Ms. Shuntich has joined ADH’s employment and general civil litigation practice and comes to ADH from another DC firm.