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Les Alderman is a founding Member of the Firm. Mr. Alderman enjoys a diverse litigation practice on matters including employment and civil rights disputes, on behalf of both employers and employees, and general civil and commercial litigation.

Mr. Alderman credits tireless preparation and a competitive spirit for much of his litigation successes. Additionally, representing both corporate and individual clients has provided Mr. Alderman valuable insight into identifying meritorious claims and finding weaknesses in his opposing side’s case and litigation strategy.

Mr. Alderman has argued appellate matters before numerous state and federal courts of appeals, including the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, and the United States Courts of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. As a result of his experience in appellate matters, Mr. Alderman has co-chaired the Amicus Curiae Committee for the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association since 2010.

Mr. Alderman’s scientific and pragmatic approach to the law and litigation has produced impressive results in the courts and administrative tribunals before which he practices.   The local and national businesses, federal agencies and private citizens who make up Mr. Alderman’s regular client roster put their full faith in him to provide efficient and effective legal representation in a broad spectrum of cases.

Key cases

  • Monroe v. VOCA Corporation of Washington D.C.: D.C. Court of Appeals case which extended the unlawful termination in violation of public policy to employees covered by employment contract and collective bargaining agreements.
  • Herbert v. Architect of the Capitol: D.C. District Court litigation establishing expanded methods of establishing hostile work environment claims.
  • Parker v. Broadcasting Board of Governors: D.C. District Court litigation establishing parameters of when a government contractor may be considered an employee of the federal government and deference to a jury’s determination of a hostile environment, resulting in settlement in excess of $400,000.
  • In Re Medicare Reimbursement Litigation: D.C. District Court litigation resulting in settlement of more than $650 million for hospitals nationwide. Mr. Alderman’s clients received millions of dollars in compensation as a result of the federal government’s underpayment.
  • Waterbury Hospital v. Sebelius: 1:11-cv-01724: D.C. District Court litigation based on Provider Reimbursement Review Board’s incorrect determination of it’s own jurisdiction, resulting in a monetary settlement.


  • Juris Doctor, American University, Washington College of Law, cum laude, 2000
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Centre College, 1995


  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

Bar Associations and Sections

  • District of Columbia Bar, Labor and Employment Law Practice Section
  • Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association (MWELA)
    • Co-Chair, MWELA Amicus Curiae Committee
  • Federal Bar Association


  • Proficient in French

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