Ms. D'Agostino, a Federal Employment attorney, focuses on providing representation to federal employees worldwide in a wide range of personnel matters against federal agencies, including EEO complaints, Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) appeals, Office of Special Counsel complaints, and replying to proposed adverse actions or disciplinary actions. She has more than a decade of experience in this complicated area of the law and has fought on behalf of federal employees before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the MSPB. Additionally, Ms. D'Agostino has represented clients in appellate matters before the EEOC's Office of Federal Operations, the MSPB's full Board, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal and D.C. Circuits, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and the D.C. Office of Employee Appeals.
Debra D'Agostino earned her Juris Doctorate with honors from the George Washington University Law School. During law school, she served as president of the Law Association for Women and as Chair of the Student Bar Association's Committee on Discrimination and Harassment. She also served several clerkships, including for U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer, where she researched Native American land claims, and for NARAL Pro-Choice America.
In addition to her Juris Doctorate, Debra D'Agostino holds a B.A. in Sociology with a minor in Women's Studies from New York University. Ms. D'Agostino serves on the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association. She is also a member of the District of Columbia Women's Bar Association and the National Employment Lawyers Association. She is admitted to practice in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and New York state courts.
Adverse Action Appeals
- Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)
- Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA)
- Disability Retirement/Survivor Annuity Appeals
- Whistleblower Reprisal/Office of Special Counsel (OSC) Complaints
- Federal Claims Court
*ADMITTED TO PRACTICE IN NEW YORK.