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  • 5.0/5.0

    Larry was fantastic! He really fought for me. He explained every step of the process so that I knew exactly what was happening. He really seemed to care about me and my case. He was always honest and straightforward with me; and he woul...
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  • 5.0/5.0

    I employed Ms. Koppel to represent me in my EO cases. I received first-rate legal representation. Her professionalism is remarkable, along with her knowledge and execution of the law. During my EEO case it was extremely challenging, sensiti...
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    — Client

  • 5.0/5.0

    After interviewing several attorneys, I felt most comfortable with Ms. Koppel. She also came very highly recommended by another attorney who had worked with her in the past. In addition to her brilliant legal mind, she has excellent interpe...
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  • 5.0/5.0

    We retained Mr. Stein roughly three years. My husbands case involved a federal EEO complaint. From the start, Mr. Stein made a large volume of information, easy to comprehend. His analytical ability, attention to detail, logical reasoning, ...
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  • 5.0/5.0

    I am in the midst of a discrimination/whistleblower case. It’s been a frustrating and an emotionally taxing case. I engaged Larry and his legal expertise to navigate this case. The best decision ever I made. He is a consummate professional...
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Larry J. Stein, Esq. has been principal/owner in the The Law Offices of Larry J. Stein, L.L.C. since its founding in January 2006, representing federal and private sector employees in the full range of employment and labor matters  including: Employment Discrimination, Hostile Work Environment, Disciplinary Actions, Wrongful Termination, Whistleblower and Retaliation Claims, Sexual Harassment, Disability Discrimination, Severance Agreements/Non-compete clauses. Mr. Stein formerly was Senior Counsel in the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency's Litigation Division, U.S. Department of the Treasury, where he handled federal appellate, district court and administrative litigation, including highly complex employment and banking law cases. He was a Federal Government attorney for more than 30 years. Commendation from Eugene A. Ludwig, former U.S. Comptroller of the Currency, for “admirable mix of professionalism and humanity” in defending the agency in multi-year, major sexual harassment litigation. Biddle v. Rubin, 1996 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 208 (N.D. Ill. Jan. 9, 1996). 

Mr. Stein has been a volunteer trained mediator with the Washington Field Office of the EEOC’s WISE program since 2019. In that role, he has mediated and resolved a wide range of employment disputes.

In his most significant case, Kloeckner v. Solis, 568 U.S. 41 (2012), the Supreme Court, in a unanimous ruling, established that a broader class of Federal Government employees now has access to the federal district courts to challenge their discriminatory removals from federal service.  Prior to Kloeckner, these employees had no access to federal district court on their claims of discrimination. 


Practice Areas:

Federal Labor and Employment Law, Employment Discrimination, Disability Discrimination, Hostile Work Environment, Disability Retirement, Disciplinary or Adverse Actions, Retaliation, Severance Agreements/Non-Compete Clauses

Admitted:  
Pennsylvania, 1977; District of Columbia, 1986; Virginia, 2006.

U.S. Courts of Appeals, Fourth, Fifth, Ninth; District of Columbia and Federal Circuits; U.S. Court of Federal Claims;  and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Law School: 
Washington College of Law, J.D., American University, Washington, D.C.

Cases:  
Kloeckner v. Solis, 568 U.S. 41 (2012), wherein the Supreme Court established, unanimously, that a broader class of Federal Government employees now has access to federal district court to contest their discriminatory removals from the federal service. Prior to Kloeckner, these employees had no access to federal district court on their claims of discrimination; Nguyen v. Voorthuis Opticians, Inc., 478 F.Supp.2d 56 (D.D.C. 2007); Horton v. Bank One, N.A., 387 F.3d 426 (5th Cir. 2004); Ghiglieri v. Ludwig and Commercial Nat'l Bank, 125 F.3d 97 (5th Cir.1997); Biddle v. Dep't of the Treasury, 1996 WL 14001 (N.D.Ill. 1996); American Commerce Nat'l Bank v. Clarke, 974 F.2d 127 (9th Cir. 1992); First Nat'l Bank of Gordon v. Dep't of the Treasury, 911 F.2d 57 (8th Cir. 1990).