John M. Bredehoft’s practice emphasizes litigation and litigation-avoidance strategies, as a member of our Employment Law and Consumer Finance Practice Groups and an active participant in the firm’s Credit Union initiative. He is admitted to practice in Maryland and the District of Columbia, as well as in Virginia.
Former Chair of the Virginia Bar Association Section on Labor Relations and Employment Law, and current Chair of the Virginia State Bar Section on the Education of Lawyers, he is a frequent speaker to lawyers, law students, and to business groups nationwide.
- Harvard College; A.B., magna cum laude in History, 1980
- Harvard Law School; J.D., cum laude, 1983
- Won dismissal of several federal civil cases against credit unions, the first such dismissals in the nation, alleging their websites did not comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act
- Defended multiple federal court “collective” actions alleging unpaid overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act, as well as other single-employee claims
- Enforced many covenants restricting competition by former employees, including obtaining preliminary injunctions against unfair competition and money damages for violation of a valid covenant
- Defended employers against many claims under federal anti-discrimination laws
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