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practice accolades

Labor & Employment

The American Lawyer Magazine's Litigation Department of the Year – Labor and Employment Law Finalist 2004, Winner 2006, Finalist 2008, Finalist 2010, and Finalist 2012

Listed in the highest tier for National Labor and Employment Practice in Chambers USA 2013

Named a top 5 firm for employment in BTI's Litigation Outlook 2014 report

Ranked in the top tier by The Legal 500 for Labor and Employment Litigation, ERISA Litigation, Labor-Management Relations, and Workplace and Employment Counseling (2014)

Ranked, National Tier 1: Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, and Litigation – Labor & Employment by U.S. News and Best Lawyers (2011-2012) 

Ranked #1 for "Most Prestigious" Labor and Employment Practice, Vault 2012 Associate Survey

Labor-Management Relations & Labor Disputes

Ranked, National Tier 1: Labor Law - Management, U.S. News and Best Lawyers (2010)

honors + affiliations

Recipient, John F. Kennedy Labor Law Award, Best Overall Performance in the Field of Labor Law, Georgetown University Law Center

Winner, Georgetown Law Alternative Dispute Resolution Competition (2006)

bar admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia
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David R. Broderdorf

Washington, D.C.
1111 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20004-2541
United States of America
Phone: +1.202.739.5817
Fax: +1.202.739.3001

David R. Broderdorf is an associate in Morgan Lewis’s Labor and Employment Practice. Mr. Broderdorf's practice covers all aspects of labor and employment law, with a particular focus on the National Labor Relations Act and the Railway Labor Act. He has been involved in organizing campaigns, collective bargaining negotiations, and arbitrations, as well as administrative proceedings, litigation, and strategic counseling for clients in the retail, energy, manufacturing, defense, transportation, and other industries.

Mr. Broderdorf’s practice also includes the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act, Title VII, Americans with Disabilities Act, federal contractor compliance regulations, and related issues. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Broderdorf served in a corporate human resources and labor relations position in the manufacturing industry.

Mr. Broderdorf earned his J.D., cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center in 2008, where he was a member of the Georgetown Journal of Law and Public Policy. Mr. Broderdorf earned his B.S., with honors, in labor relations from Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations in 2004.

Mr. Broderdorf is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and Virginia and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, and the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia.


  • Georgetown University Law Center, 2008, J.D., Cum Laude
  • Cornell University, School of Industrial and Labor Relations, 2004, B.S., With Honors