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Areas Of Practice

David Cashdan represents plaintiffs and employees in individual and class actions in all aspects of employment law.   Recognized by peers in “Best Lawyers in America”©, Super Lawyers (District of Columbia) and Washingtonian Magazine’s “Top Lawyers in D.C.”  Berlin, Roisman, Kessler and Cashdan, 1971-1980 (non-foundation funded public interest law firm). Prior entering private practice: United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Office of General Counsel, 1965-1971.


University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 1964
Oberlin College, 1961

Professional Experience

Federal and state court litigation of workplace disputes involving statutory claims and common law actions involving employment discrimination, retaliation and harassment; restrictive covenants, nondisclosure agreements, and the duty of loyalty; wrongful termination; breach of contract; workplace torts; public policy actions; whistleblower claims; claims to recover unpaid commissions and other compensation disputes; and other workplace dispute matters
Arbitrations in union and non-union settings
Negotiation and drafting of severance agreements
Negotiation and drafting of employment contracts and independent contractors agreements
Planning and implementation of workforce reductions and reorganizations
Training and advice regarding employment law compliance, including sexual harassment training and the development of preventative compliance strategies to minimize the risk of litigation
Assistance with the development of personnel practices and policies and the drafting of codes of business conduct, employee handbooks, and employment forms
Advice regarding worker classifications
Internal audit of human resources practices and policies
Advice regarding union organization campaigns and labor/management relations
Advice regarding labor and employment law issues and strategies in corporate mergers and acquisitions

Professional Affiliations

National Employment Lawyers Association, Member, 1986; Treasurer 2006, Vice President of Public Policy 2007-2010 and First Vice President 2010-2013.
Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association, Co-founder and Member of Executive Board Member since 1990; President 1993-1996; MWELA’s Attorney of the Year, 2013.
American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, Member.
District of Columbia Bar’s,  Labor and Employment Law; Member since 1967 and served on Steering Committee on several occasions and as co-Chair in 1996-1997.

Community Service

Chet Levitt Fund for Employment Law, founder and co-chair, 1996.
DC Employment Justice Center, first Board of Directors, 2000-2004.