Alan Banov
Stephanie Rapp

Alan Banov is an employment and labor lawyer who has been defending the rights of working people for over 40 years. Mr. Banov graduated with honors from the George Washington University National Law Center, then served for eight years as an attorney in the Office of General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board, including five years with the Appellate Court Branch.  In 1980 Mr. Banov started his own practice.  He has represented thousands of employees in discrimination, civil service, overtime and other wage cases, adverse action cases in the federal and local governments, wrongful discharge, sexual harassment, non-competition, and breach of contract cases.   He has also mediated dozens of cases, not just employment cases, but also civil cases of various types.  He is rated A.V. Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell.

  • Speech, “Preserving Your Verdict,” Washington Employment Lawyers Association Conference, Seattle, February 2000.
  • Moderator, panel, “Effective Appellate Advocacy,” NELA National Convention, Washington, D.C., June 22, 2000
  • Article, "When May Employees Sue States under the Federal Civil Rights Acts," Employee Rights Quarterly (Vol. 2, No. 1, summer 2001)
  • Participated in three seminars sponsored by Lormar Education Services in 2001 and 2002, on "The Financial Side of Human Resources," "Federal and State Personnel Laws," and "Wage and Hour Issues"
  • Panel member, Georgetown University Law Center conference, "Litigating Employment Cases: Views from the Bench,” October 2001
  • Presented paper for a joint meeting of the D.C. Trial Lawyers Association and the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association, March 7, 2002
  • Panel member, MWELA Annual Conference, March 2003
  • Panel member, MWELA Annual Conference, March 2010
  • Presented paper, “Getting Paid!- Collecting on Judgments under Maryland Law,” to Maryland Employment Lawyers Association, December 2012
  • Drafted chapter on “Disability Discrimination” for Maryland State Bar Association’s upcoming Employment Law Deskbook

Mr. Banov is also a long-time active Democrat.  A former chair of the District 18 Democratic Caucus in Montgomery County, in 2002 he was elected as an at-large member of the Montgomery County Democratic Central Committee.  In 2006 he was re-elected to the MCDCC and was elected Vice-Chair by his MCDCC colleagues.  In 2010 he was elected to a third term on the MCDCC and was selected by MCDCC to serve on the Maryland Democratic Party’s Executive Committee

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