District of Columbia
University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – J.D.
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – B.A.
Shareholder Susan Kruger recently retired after a distinguished career representing federal government workers and private sector employees. Clients describe Susan Kruger as “patient,” “encouraging” and “extremely knowledgeable” about employment and discrimination law.
Susan (she/her) practiced labor and employment law and civil litigation for more tha 30 years. She advised and represented employees in all areas of employment law, including sexual harassment, discrimination, wrongful discharge, non-compete agreements, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and the Fair Labor Standards Act. She litigated in the state and federal courts in Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Virginia. She also had extensive experience representing federal government employees throughout the administrative processes of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board.
Susan enjoyed finding creative solutions to difficult cases. She is most proud of her successful appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in Al-Saffy v. Vilsack, 827 F.3d 85 (D.C. Cir. 2016), where she convinced the D.C. Circuit to overturn a lower court decision dismissing her client’s discrimination case against the Department of Agriculture. Susan’s hard work paved the way for a nearly $400,000 settlement for the client.
Prior to joining Alan Lescht and Associates, PC, 15 years ago, Susan worked in-house at two corporations and served as Assistant Fairfax County Attorney, where she defended the county and county employees in civil litigation matters.
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