Rockville and Bethesda, Maryland, Employment Law Attorney
From the Epilepsy Legal Defense Fund Newsletter - Issue #4 Spring 2008
Cooperating Attorney Profile
The Fund is very appreciative of the advocacy efforts on behalf of people with epilepsy by Mindy Farber,a cooperating attorney with the Fund. Mindy is a nationally respected employment and labor law attorney and Board Member for the National Center for Labor and Employment Law. She has practiced law for over 28 years and has extensive experience working with both management and employees. In her early career, Ms. Farber served as an attorney in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Labor, as Vice President of the Baltimore Women's Law Center, and as a Partner in the Bethesda Maryland law firm of Paley, Rothman, Goldstein, Rosenberg, & Cooper. Ms. Farber currently manages a successful law practice, Farber Legal, LLC, in Rockville, MD (see www.farberlegal.com), where she represents clients in all matters relating to employment and labor law. She also represents clients in related areas of constitutional law, business law and civil litigation.
Ms. Farber was one of the first attorneys to join the Fund's network and has very actively advised individuals referred by the Fund. One example of Ms. Farber's work on an epilepsy-related case was her representation of an individual who was employed with a federal agency as a manager. This individual, who experienced uncontrolled seizures, requested a job reassignment to an administrative position as a reasonable accommodation. The agency denied the accommodation request twice despite having received detailed medical documentation from the individual's treating neurologist and primary care physician, both
of whom recommended the reassignment. Ms. Farber assisted this individual with filing a complaint. The matter eventually settled, with the individual receiving an accommodation
and continuing employment with the agency. In another case, based on Ms. Ms. Farber's advocacy, a child care worker with epilepsy, who was removed from a position based on unsubstantiated fears about safety, was returned to that position and is working successfully.
Dear Ms. Farber:
I am honored to be selected as the recipient of your funding this year. When I first received a letter telling me that I had been selected as a Woodrow Wilson Fellow to be funded by the Leonora and Wallace Farber Fund, I was admittedly confused. I did not know anything about your family or the fund. I did a little research (with the help of Google), and realized that your family has an impressive history here at Hopkins. I read of these accomplishment and contribution on the Farber Legal website. I an thankful and honored to be supported by your fund.
Again, I would like to extend my deepest thanks for granted me this opportunity. When I was first selected as a Woodrow Wilson Fellow, my whole entire family was proud of me and excited for my opportunity. Hopkins prides itself as a research institution, and I feel that our society would never have progressed to the heights it has today without constant and vigorous research. This is why your contributions are more important than simply endowing a student with money to pursue a personal interest. I feel that this opportunity can benefit both myself and society as whole, and for that I am deeply appreciative.
Sincerely, Jake Meth
Attorney Mindy Farber often participates in various functions throughout the year. Contact us for any upcoming speaking engagements.
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We at the Dwight D. Opperman Institute of Judicial Administration and the Center for Labor and Employment Law join the Federal Judicial Center in thanking you for your participation at the March 12-13, 2007 Workshop on Employment Law for Federal Judges.
Your involvement in this program provided a real public service to the continuing education of the federal judiciary. A number of the participants have already expressed to us their appreciation of the panels' content and presentation. The success of this year's program was due in no small measure to your involvement on it faculty, for which we are grateful.
Please feel free to contact us at any time.
With warm regards.
I am delighted to inform you that the American Association of University Women (AAUW) Educational Foundation Board of Directors has re-appointed you as a member of the Legal Advocacy Fund (LAF) Attorney Advisory Committee for the term beginning July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2008.
President, AAUW Educational Foundation
Mindy G. Farber recently co-organized Lawyer for Leggett and a reception on March 22, 2006. Ike Leggett is currently running for Montgomery County Executive. Mr. Leggett had the following kind words to say:
Thank you very much for recently hosting the meet and greet for me. I enjoyed meeting and exchanging views with your friends and colleagues.
Thank you again for a wonderful event.
With warm regards,
Farber Legal, LLC, is sponsoring the spring 2006 Maryland State Bar Association's Section of the Labor and Employment Newsletter. The newsletter contains a number of timely articles ranging from a survey of recent Supreme Court decisions, to an analysis of the split in the Federal circuits dealing with whether employees are entitled to a reasonable accommodation under the "regarded-as" prong, to a discussion of the application of the First Amendment's "Free Exercise" to employment decisions within religious institutions.
The Institute for Judicial Administration and the Center for Labor and Employment Law have invited Mindy Farber to speak on age and disability discrimination at a symposium for federal judges at New York University School of Law in March 2006.
It is my privilege to invite you and your firm to be featured in the new, premier "Special Tribute to America's Best Lawyer" magazine. This inaugural one-time, "invitation-only" special invitation is limited to a select few invited lawyer and law firms, who must represent the best in legal world and in their practice areas of: Litigation, Corporate, Securities, Commericial Law, Mergers and Acquisitions, IP, Labor and Employment, Appellate, General Practice, Personal Injury, Product Liability, International, Real Estate, Antitrust, Bankruptcy, Tax, and/or Insurance.
On November 10, 2005, Mindy G. Farber was a commentator on the topic of non-competes and trade secrets at a two day forum for trial and appellate state judges nationwide. The Institute of Judicial Administration and the Center for Labor and Employment Law, under the auspices of New York University School of Law, sponsored this prestigious forum.
I was delighted to learn from Kathi Warren that you have agreed to serve as an ex officio member of the Advisory Council for the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences. The School will benefit greatly with you, an alumnus and a parent, as a member of this influential Council. Your presence on the Council will continue to strengthen its relationship with the Parents' Association.
Adam F. Falk
The Johns Hopkins University
On Tuesday, June 7, 2005, after extensive argument, Judge Dirk Thompson of the Montgomery County Circuit Court granted in part Farber Legal's motion to throw out a jury's verdict of a million dollars against Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Gaithersburg, Maryland. The next day, the Washington Post stated that the decision greatly vindicated Ms. Farber's prediction in March that the verdict would be "vaporized".
We are writing to thank you for your participation in New York University's 58th Annual Conference on Labor. The Conference was a great success, due in no small measure to your involvement.
We are planning a conference volume to be published by Kluwer, a major international law publisher. If you are writing a paper for the book please note the following deadlines. To meet Kluwer's deadline and to permit time for editing, we will need your papers or commentary by October 1, 2005.
We look forward to working with you on your chapter and similar joint ventures in the future.
Dwight D. Opperman, Professor at Law
We are pleased to confirm your participation in the March 17-18, 2005 Workshop on Employment Law for Federal Judges, co-sponsored by the Institute of Judicial Administration, The NYU Center for Labor and Employment Law, and the Federal Judicial Center.
I am delighted to invite you to attend the annual Woodrow Wilson Undergraduate Research Fellowship reception on Wednesday, September 8, 2004 at 4:00 pm in the North Lounge of the Johns Hopkins Club where we will be honoring the current Woodrow Wilson Fellows and their mentors and welcoming the incoming freshmen who are embarking on this prestigious journey.
Thanks to your generous philanthropy, we are able to support some of the most talented and gifted students at Johns Hopkins in their pursuits of independent research projects.
Steven R. David, Director,
Woodrow Wilson Undergraduate Research Fellowship.
"Mindy Farber speaks on American Airlines Radio Program all Summer (2004)." You may listen in by clicking on link. Once you are on the site, click on Radio Show and then Forbes. www.skyradionet.com/downloads.cfm.
For more information, contact an employment lawyer at Farber Legal. We offer an initial consultation at a discounted fee. We represent clients in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., area, including Rockville and North Bethesda.