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Public Employee Relations Board John P. Isa Confirmation Resolution of 2009
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Chairman Vincent C. Gray at the request of the Mayor


To confirm the appointment of Ms. John P. Isa to the Public Employee Relations Board. RESOLVED, BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this resolution may be cited as the “Public Employee Relations Board John P. Isa Confirmation Resolution of 2009”.

Sec. 2. The Council of the District of Columbia confirms the appointment of:

John P. Isa
1445 Church Street NW, #24
Washington, DC 20005
(Ward 2)

as a public member of the Public Employee Relations Board, established by section 501 of the District of Columbia Government Comprehensive Merit Personnel Act of 1978, effective March 3, 1979 (DC Law 2-139; DC Official Code 1-605.01), replacing Iris McCollum Green, whose term ended December 12, 2007, for a term to end December 12, 2010.

Sec. 3. The Council of the District of Columbia shall transmit a copy of this resolution, upon its adoption, to the nominee and to the Office of the Mayor.

Sec. 4. This resolution shall take effect immediately.

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John P. Isa

1445 Church Street, NW #24
Washington, DC 20005


Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP   Washington, DC 
Senior Associate,
April 2001 - Present

  • Represent employers in class and single plaintiff actions arising under federal and state employment statutes including FLSA, Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FMLA and NLRA.
  • Prepare motions, discovery responses, pleadings, appellate briefs, position statements, settlement agreements, noncompete agreements and offer letters.
  • Represent employers at court hearings, arbitrations, mediations and administrative proceedings before the EEOC, NLRB and other government agencies.
  • Conduct and defend depositions of parties, experts and third party witnesses.
  • Advise clients on proper handling of reductions-in-force (RIFs) and prepare key related documents such as severance agreements, plan documents and OWBPA disclosures.
  • Conduct workplace investigations, wage & hour audits and human resource audits.
  • Ensure compliance with electronic discovery obligations including meeting with in-house counsel and preparing litigation hold directives, interviewing IT personnel to discuss company capabilities and procedures and meeting with opposing counsel to discuss discovery parameters.
  • Worked in-house for two years at Wal-Mart, at client's request, to:
    • establish, hire and train in-house staff for the Employment Practices Division and EEOC Compliance Group of the General Counsel's office;
    • advise the General Counsel of Employment Practices Division on best human resource practices and litigation prevention;
    • assist the Associate General Counsel of the EEOC Compliance Group in creating internal EEOC processes including quality control and consistency in the preparation of EEOC position statements, establishing a nationwide network of outside counsel, tracking charges and allegations by state and facility location to monitor potential class and management problems, providing reports to executives of trends and critical areas for improvement, and meeting with executives and directors to discuss settlement options and case strategies; and 
    • counsel the Chief Diversity Officer on diversity programs, diversity goals for executives, supplier diversity programs and employee resource groups.
  • Prepare ERISA plan documents and executive compensation agreements and advise clients on compliance with DOL and IRS regulations.
  • Prepare articles on employment law trends and draft policy speeches for testimony on Capitol Hill.
  • Provide pro bono services to Human Rights Campaign, United Cerebral Palsy, National AIDS Foundation and House of Ruth.

Tydings & Rosenberg LLP   Baltimore, MD 
May 1998 - August 1998; September 2000 - April 2001

  • Researched and drafted memoranda, correspondence, pleadings, discovery and motions in the areas of ERISA fiduciary liability, products liability, medical malpractice and general litigation matters.
  • Successfully represented death row inmate in religious freedom case at request of federal judge.

Maryland Court of Appeals   Annapolis, MD
Judicial Clerk for the Honorable Glenn T. Harrell, Jr., August 1999 - August 2000

  • Drafted judicial opinions on federal and state law issues including civil procedure, civil rights, legal ethics, torts, criminal law, the death penalty, administrative law, employment law and employee benefits for the state's highest court.
  • Analyzed proposed changes to the Maryland Rules of Civil Procedure and Professional Responsibility

Sheet Metal Workers' National Pension Fund, Office of General Counsel   Alexandria, VA 
Senior Lain Clerk,
May 1996 - May 1998; August 1998 -June 1999

  • Drafted memoranda, correspondence, pleadings, affidavits, discovery and motions for breach of ERISA fiduciary duty lawsuits.
  • Researched issues involving ERISA fiduciary law, labor law, bankruptcy and corporate law.


Hoffman & Hoffman Public Relations   Falls Church, VA 
Media Consultant,
September 1994 - May 1996

  • Researched positive and negative press and formulated media responses for international clients including the World Health Organization, World Bank and International Labor Organization.
  • Drafted and edited press releases.


American University, Washington College of Law   Washington, DC 
Juris Doctor, May 1999, cum laude

  • Editorial Board, Journal of Gender & Social Policy; published article in Spring 1998.

George Mason University, Public Policy Institute   Arlington, VA
Master of Arts in International Commerce & Policy,
May 1995, summa cum laude

George Mason University   Fairfax, VA
Bachelor of Arts in International Studies,
May 1993, with honors


  • Admitted, Maryland State Bar and District of Columbia Bar.
  • Board of Directors and Business Council, Human Rights Campaign, October 2006 - Present.
  • Recipient of Paul Hastings' 2007 Barbara Davis Award for Excellence.
  • Recipient of 2007 National Ally of Justice Award, Human Rights Campaign, for pro bono services.

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