Aaron Kornblith

Aaron Kornblith

Associate

Contact Info

Phone: (202) 295-6619
Fax: (202) 337-6065

Primary Office

Washington
1919 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Suite 550
Washington, DC 20006-3434

Aaron Kornblith

Associate

Aaron "A.J." Kornblith advises clients involved in complex litigation, commercial disputes, and regulatory investigations and inquiries, particularly colleges and universities. He is used to guiding clients who operate in heavily regulated environments and from a mission-driven perspective.

A.J. assists colleges and universities on a range of issues including: faculty and staff employment discrimination and contract claims, including tenure disputes; student claims involving sexual assault or harassment, campus safety, and Title IX; FERPA and related privacy issues; and accessibility concerns. A.J. is well-versed in getting a handle on complicated and often emotionally fraught allegations, engaging and rallying the necessary stakeholders across the institution, and finding a resolution that serves the complex interests at play. A.J. also provides trainings for schools and industry groups on Title IX, accessibility issues, and labor and employment topics.

A.J. represents clients in many other industries in labor and employment matters, particularly employment discrimination claims, litigating such cases in federal and state courts, arbitration, and before various state and federal agencies. A.J. counsels clients on how to avoid litigation by charting a sound course in areas like employee discipline, compliance with regulatory schemes, and revisions to handbooks and other policies. A.J. also helps clients navigate multiemployer pension plans on topics like estimating their potential withdrawal liability and challenging pension funds’ assessments.

Experience

Higher Education
Representing a university in multiple challenges to denials of tenure on contract and discrimination grounds.
Representing a university in several Title IX litigations related to challenges to its sexual assault investigations and conduct hearings.
Representing several institutions in response to investigations conducted by the D.C. Office of Human Rights.
Representing various universities in employment discrimination cases brought by faculty and staff.
Advising colleges and universities on issues including FERPA, freedom of speech, accessibility, housing, and contracts.
Providing on-site training for universities and industry groups on Title IX, ADA/Section 504, and labor and employment topics.
Labor and Employment
Representing universities, government contractors, insurance companies, and other clients in employment discrimination cases in federal and state court and arbitration.
Representing employers in multiemployer pension plan disputes concerning withdrawal liability under ERISA, and helping employers estimate their potential withdrawal liability.
Advising clients on employee discipline, potential disputes, and revisions to handbooks and policies.
Insurance
Representing insurers in coverage actions in federal and state court involving D&O, E&O, EPL, CGL, and other policy types.
Representing an insurer in state court coverage litigation involving mass toxic tort that made new law on multiple issues including allocation and trigger of coverage.
Analyzing existing and potential coverage issues, and resolving disputes through mediation and other forms of ADR.
Defending insurance companies in employment discrimination cases.

Credentials and Accolades

Education

J.D., with Honors, The George Washington University Law School, 2013

B.A., with High Distinction, University of Virginia, 2008

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia
Maryland

Aaron "A.J." Kornblith advises clients involved in complex litigation, commercial disputes, and regulatory investigations and inquiries, particularly colleges and universities. He is used to guiding clients who operate in heavily regulated environments and from a mission-driven perspective.

A.J. assists colleges and universities on a range of issues including: faculty and staff employment discrimination and contract claims, including tenure disputes; student claims involving sexual assault or harassment, campus safety, and Title IX; FERPA and related privacy issues; and accessibility concerns. A.J. is well-versed in getting a handle on complicated and often emotionally fraught allegations, engaging and rallying the necessary stakeholders across the institution, and finding a resolution that serves the complex interests at play. A.J. also provides trainings for schools and industry groups on Title IX, accessibility issues, and labor and employment topics.

A.J. represents clients in many other industries in labor and employment matters, particularly employment discrimination claims, litigating such cases in federal and state courts, arbitration, and before various state and federal agencies. A.J. counsels clients on how to avoid litigation by charting a sound course in areas like employee discipline, compliance with regulatory schemes, and revisions to handbooks and other policies. A.J. also helps clients navigate multiemployer pension plans on topics like estimating their potential withdrawal liability and challenging pension funds’ assessments.