Kalijarvi, Chuzi, Newman & Fitch, P.C. is pleased to introduce Mackenzie Karbon as the new June D.W. Kalijarvi Employment Law Fellow. The two-year fellowship was established to celebrate the work of Kalijarvi, who founded the law firm more than forty-eight years ago, and who was a fierce and tireless advocate for federal-sector employees facing discrimination or discipline in the workplace. Karbon was selected because of her commitment to public interest and/or employment law.
“We are thrilled to welcome Mackenzie as our new June D.W. Kalijarvi Employment Law Fellow and look forward to nurturing and strengthening the next generation of dedicated employment law attorneys,” said Elaine Fitch, managing partner for KCNF.
Karbon’s passion for workplace justice was ignited when she had the opportunity to intern at the Delaware Department of Justice’s Community Engagement Unit, where she witnessed the transformative power of fair employment practices. She also served as a judicial extern for Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Administrative Judge Neile Eisner and as an intern at the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division, Employment Litigation Section.
She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Miami and her law degree from Washington University School of Law, where she served as a senior editor at the Washington University Jurisprudence Review and was selected as a Stuart L. Oelbaum Public Interest Fellow. Her academic achievements include earning the CALI Award for the highest grade in a law school class, the Award for Excellence in Oral Advocacy, Washington University’s Scholars in Law program, and publication of her note, “Free Exercise in the Covid Era: The New Court’s Kantian Approach to Religion.”