Attorney Dan Gebhardt's practice is wide-reaching but focuses on protecting individual rights:
of federal employees, whistleblowers, and people facing discrimination,
retaliation, and harassment in the workplace. Mr. Gebhardt has represented
a wide variety of clients, including the Embassy of the Czech Republic
in Washington, D.C.; civilian employees of the U.S. military and intelligence
agencies working inside and outside the U.S.; employees of international
aid organizations working inside and outside the U.S.; employees, supervisors,
and managers in U.S.-based corporations; and federal employees pursuing
cases against numerous federal agencies, including DoD, DVA, DOJ, USPS,
NPS, EPA, IRS, DIA, FBI, DHS, TSA, CBP, FAA, DEA, SSA, NASA, MSPB, USDA,
BEP, FHFA, NRC, OPM, LOC, the U.S. Capitol Police, the U.S. Marshals Service,
and the Departments of the Army, Navy, and Air Force. Besides his work
in civil rights and employment law, Mr. Gebhardt also advises clients
on contracts, international law, and corporate matters.
Mr. Gebhardt has extensive experience in litigation on behalf of both federal
employees and private sector employees. For instance, Mr. Gebhardt has
represented employees in the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC);
the EEOC's Office of Federal Operations (OFO); the Merit Systems Protection
Board (MSPB); U.S. District Courts in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and
Virginia; and U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Federal, D.C., and Fourth
Circuits. Mr. Gebhardt has represented employees in multi-party actions
and class actions in federal court and in the EEOC, and was instrumental
in the settlement of a race discrimination class action against the U.S.
Department of Agriculture. In addition, Mr. Gebhardt has settled numerous
cases for the benefit of his clients and has extensive experience in mediation,
conciliation, and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR).
Mr. Gebhardt has successfully represented many employees facing separation
or termination from their jobs. For instance, Mr. Gebhardt negotiates
severance agreements for corporate employees and managers and has reversed
the termination of employees in cases before the MSPB and the Merit System
Board of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC).
Mr. Gebhardt has also reversed the proposed removal of federal employees
at the Agency level, and he routinely represents federal employees facing
Further, Mr. Gebhardt assists and advises federal employees on a variety
of matters, such as FOIA requests and appeals, OIG complaints, initiating
Congressional inquiries, grievances, ULP charges, appeals for debt relief
to the federal government, federal government retirement applications,
and disability benefit applications.
Mr. Gebhardt also specializes in disability retirement for federal employees,
having secured this benefit for many federal employees in both retirement
systems (FERS and CSRS). For disability retirement applications, Mr. Gebhardt
utilizes his professional experience from several of the country's
most prestigious medical institutions (National Institutes of Health,
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, and the University of Michigan Medical Center).
Before attending law school, Mr. Gebhardt attained a B.S. in Biology from
the University of Michigan, worked in several notable hospitals and research
facilities as a molecular biologist for three years, and contributed to
several publications in cancer research journals.
Mr. Gebhardt earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Texas School
of Law, where he was an Articles Editor for the Texas Intellectual Property
Law Journal. He also earned a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from the University
of Melbourne Law School in Australia, where he concentrated on international,
Asian, and commercial law.
Mr. Gebhardt is an active member of the Metropolitan Washington Employment
Lawyers Association (MWELA) and the D.C. Bar's Labor and Employment
Law Section, Litigation Section, and International Law Section. He is
admitted to practice in the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals
for the D.C., Federal, and Fourth Circuits, U.S. District Courts in the
District of Columbia and New Jersey, and in Washington, D.C. and New Jersey.