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Pessin Katz Law (“PK Law”) is pleased to announce that Attorney Adam E. Konstas has been elected to Member.

Mr. Konstas is part of the firm’s Education, Labor and Employment Group where he represents local school boards, superintendents, private schools, colleges, and private sector employers before federal and state courts, and federal and state administrative agencies on a wide variety of matters, including employment discrimination claims brought under Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Family Medical Leave Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, as well as the Maryland Fair Employment Practices Act,  teacher and student discipline cases, wrongful termination claims, wage and hour claims, and sexual harassment claims under both Title IX and Title VII.  Mr. Konstas also advises educational institutions and private sector employers on labor relations issues and has successfully defended unfair labor practice claims and representation cases before the National Labor Relations Board.  As a close advisor to educational institutions and private-sector employers, Mr. Konstas counsels leadership on the design and implementation of policies and procedures regarding student and employee relations as well as issues unique to educational institutions such as the use of online instructional tools, student data privacy, Title IX, and website accessibility.  He also serves as a close advisor to human resources professionals navigating day-to-day legal issues arising in the workplace.  Mr. Konstas has also successfully represented educational institutions during investigations, compliance reviews, and monitoring before the U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights.

Mr. Konstas is active in the community. He is member of the Franklin & Marshall College Maryland Regional Chapter Alumni Council and a past participant and member of the Advisory Committee for Business Volunteers Maryland.  He is an active member of the Baltimore County Bar Association where he has participated as a High School Mock Trial and Moot Court Judge for the Citizenship Law Related Education Program and is a past Chair of the Public Speakers and Awareness Committee and the Law Day Committee.

Mr. Konstas was selected to the Maryland Daily Record’s Top 20 in Their Twenties list in 2016 and has been selected a Super Lawyer’s “Rising Star” from 2018-2021.

He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Baltimore graduating magna cum laude and received his B.A. from Franklin & Marshall College. He is an adjunct professor of school law at McDaniel College, where he enjoys teaching aspiring school administrators throughout the State of Maryland, and has also lectured on employment law at the University of Baltimore School of Law and frequently presents at national and state-wide conferences on the issues of employment law and education law.