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Robert DePriest


Washington, DC

Robert DePriest’s work focuses on federal sector labor and employment litigation. He represents employees and unions in connection with all types of federal wage and hour litigation, including Fair Labor Standards Act and other premium pay violations. He also represents clients in labor arbitrations regarding contract violation claims, including overtime distribution, workplace safety, employee discipline, and unfair labor practices. Robert also represents clients in connection with discrimination, whistleblower, and retaliation claims.


Before joining KCNF, Robert was an attorney with a plaintiff side firm in Washington, DC, where he represented clients in federal sector labor and employment matters. He was also previously an attorney with a small Washington, DC firm where he represented clients in connection with government investigations, professional responsibility and ethics matters, and disciplinary actions. He has represented clients before the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Federal Labor Relations Authority, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and numerous federal agencies.


Robert graduated from The George Washington University Law School in 2009, where he was president of the Native American Law Students Association and Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity. He received an undergraduate degree in History from Vanderbilt University in 2006.

Professional Associations and Memberships


  • American Bar Association – Labor and Employment Law Committee
  • American Bar Association, Section of Labor and Employment Law
    • Co-Chair, Federal Sector Labor and Employment Law Committee
  • Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association
  • AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee
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Washingtonian Best Lawyer 2013 logo
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