Department of Public Administration and Policy
- JOSEPH V. KAPLAN, a founding principal of Passman & Kaplan, P.C., received his BA from Penn State University in 1975, and his JD in 1978 from Gonzaga University. In 1979, Mr. Kaplan received his LL.M. from the George Washington University National Law Center, specializing in Labor and Employment Law. Mr. Kaplan practices primarily in the areas of employment, labor, and discrimination law. He is a frequent lecturer at professional seminars concerning various labor and employment law topics and was twice elected as the National President of the Society of Federal Labor and Employee Relations Professionals (SFLERP). For six years, Mr. Kaplan was the author of the Federal Merit Systems Year Book, a leading reference book on the Merit Systems Protection Board. He is also the lead editor and co-author of the Federal Employees Legal Survival Guide. Mr. Kaplan has served as a court-certified expert witness on MSPB procedures in U.S. District Court. In 2008 he was selected to be a Fellow of The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, Inc.
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