Brian Markovitz


“I believe that litigation should be the last resort. Compromise is usually better. But when compromise isn’t possible and negotiating peacefully fails, we’ve got the tools, resources, and experience to help our clients in difficult situations dealing with difficult people.”

Brian Markovitz is a tenacious litigator, nationally recognized as a leading practitioner who represents whistleblowers in violations of the federal False Claims Act. His clients span numerous industries – construction, health care, pharmaceuticals, plus many more.

Brian has a unique ability to hold companies and individuals accountable for engaging in massive fraudulent schemes and retaliating against clients who have the courage to blow the whistle.

Brian also represents individuals throughout Maryland, the Washington DC area and across the country in complex employment litigation and appellate matters involving wrongful termination, wage & hour claims, and employer retaliation in response to reporting fraud or misconduct and discrimination on the basis of race, gender, age and sexual orientation.

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • US District Court for the District of Columbia
  • US District Court for the District of Maryland
  • US Supreme Court

  • Georgetown University Law Center, JD, 2000
  • Dickinson College, BA, 1993

  • Coady v. Nationwide Motor Sales Corp., 32 F.4th 288 (4th 2022) Mr. Markovitz successfully argued before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit the invalidation of a mandatory arbitration provision.
  • Gwapadinga v. Fescum Inc., 636 F. Supp. 3d 71 (D.DC 2022) Denial of motion to dismiss class action wage claims under the DC Wage Payment and Collection Law.
  • Amaya v. DGS Constr., LLC, 479 Md. 515 (2022) Successful appealed to the Maryland Supreme Court and established that mandatory travel time required by an employer is compensable time.

  • Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association (MWELA)
  • National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA)
  • Taxpayers Against Fraud (TAF)

  • Telling Your Employees How to Travel to Work? A Cautionary Tale for Knowing Your State and Local Requirements,”, 2023

Outside the Office

Brian was a drummer in indie rock bands that played at venues and events such as New York City’s CBGB's, the District of Columbia’s 9:30 Club and the Black Cat, and at Lollapalooza. He still enjoys playing the drums when he's not spending time with his children at school functions and sporting events.

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