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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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  • 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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Rosa M. Koppel, Esq. specializes in employment and labor law. Before joining The Law Offices of Larry J. Stein, LLC, as Counsel, in August of 2014, Ms. Koppel practiced employment and labor law for 30 years in the Federal Government as legal adviser, litigator and Assistant Director of Litigation at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, then as Deputy General Counsel at the United States Merit Systems Protection Board and, for the last six years of her Federal career, as Solicitor at the Federal Labor Relations Authority.

At the FLRA, Ms. Koppel litigated before the U.S. Courts of Appeals, the Federal District Courts, the EEOC, and the MSPB. She also advised management and human resources on employment law, drafted employment policies, and served as the agency's chief legal adviser to the Presidential appointees and all other employees, designated agency ethics official, chief Freedom of Information Act officer, and privacy officer. Having served as a Federal employee, labor and employment law litigator and adviser, manager of attorneys and support staff, senior executive, and ethics official, Ms. Koppel offers clients a unique and multi-faceted perspective on the practice of employment and labor law.

Ms. Koppel also is a Member of the Personnel Appeals Board, an independent entity established by the General Accounting Office Personnel Act of 1980 (GAOPA) to adjudicate disputes, issue decisions and order corrective or disciplinary action, as appropriate, involving employees (and applicants for employment) of the U.S. Government Accountability Office. She became the Vice Chair in October 2020, and the Chair in October 2021.

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:  
Ms. Koppel is a member of the Bars of the District of Columbia, Virginia and New York, as well as the Bar of the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the District of Columbia, and the U.S. District Courts for the District of Columbia and the Eastern District of Virginia.

Law School: 
New York University School of Law