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James Eisenmann Adjunct Professorial Lecturer Department of Public Administration and Policy

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J.D., The Catholic University of America School of Law B.A., West Virginia University

James M. Eisenmann joined Kalijarvi, Chuzi, Newman & Fitch, P.C. as Of Counsel on October 1, 2018. Prior to joining KCNF, Jim was the Executive Director of the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board between January 2013 and September 2018. Mr. Eisenmann served as MSPB’s General Counsel from January 2010, until January 2013. Between 2005 and 2010, Mr. Eisenmann was a founding member of Kraft Eisenmann Alden, PLLC, a labor, employment and employee benefits law firm established in Washington, DC. From 1991 to 2005, Mr. Eisenmann served as an associate, senior associate and principal in the firm Passman & Kaplan, P.C. In private practice, Mr. Eisenmann represented employees and employers in the federal and private sectors in all manner of employment-related issues. He is a frequent lecturer regarding various aspects of employment law, constitutional law and leadership issues. Mr. Eisenmann is an adjunct instructor at American University’s Key Executive Leadership Certificate Program. He is also an adjunct professor in American University’s School of Public Affairs, Master of Public Administration program. He is a co-author of the book entitled Federal Employees Legal Survival Guide. Mr. Eisenmann has served in many capacities with the DC Bar Labor & Employment Law Section. He also has served on the Boards of Directors and Board of Advisors of local non-profit organizations. Mr. Eisenmann received a Bachelor of Arts degree from West Virginia University and received his law degree from the Catholic University of America School of Law.
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