Bernstein & Lipsett is a Washington, D.C.-based law firm that focuses on representing federal employees in judicial and administrative actions seeking overtime pay and liquidated damages under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and other federal pay laws. During its 29-year history, the firm has successfully represented thousands of federal employees who were wrongfully denied time and one-half pay for overtime work. Our clients have included employees at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Department of Defense, the Department of Commerce, the U.S. Secret Service, the Department of Transportation, the Department of Homeland Security, and many others. They have worked in many job categories including as telecommunication specialists, electronic technicians, security specialists, criminal investigators, and forensic photographers.

Because federal employees continue to be denied proper overtime pay under the FLSA, Bernstein & Lipsett is still engaged in bringing new legal actions on their behalf.


Jules Bernstein

Jules Bernstein has advocated for workers’ rights for more than a half-century. He serves on the board of directors of Interfaith Worker Justice and the National Employment Law Project. He earned a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School, an LL.M. in labor law from New York University School of Law, and a B.A. from Brandeis University. He is a member of the Bars of the District of Columbia and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Linda Lipsett

Linda Lipsett has extensive experience litigating on behalf of federal employees. She began her career as a lawyer with the National Treasury Employees Union. She has been lead counsel in several cases establishing important legal precedents in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. She earned a J.D. from the George Washington University Law School, and a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley. She is a member of the Bars of California, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Michael Bernstein

Michael Bernstein earned a J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law magna cum laude. He received a B.A. from Pomona College. He is a member of the Bar of the State of New York. His law practice is limited consistent with D.C. Court of Appeals Rule 49(c)(3).