Rochelle Eisenberg is a Member of PK Law and practices in the firm’s Education and Labor and Employment Groups. Ms. Eisenberg’s experience includes: Representation of private and public sector clients on behalf of management with experience before federal and state courts, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, various state and city human relations commissions (employment and fair housing cases), National Labor Relations Board, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, Maryland State Board of Education, Office of Administrative Hearings, and other administrative agencies; experience and training as a mediator (1977-Present).
Her school law experience includes representation of colleges and universities, Superintendents and/or local boards of education in Allegany, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Caroline, Carroll, Cecil, Charles, Dorchester, Garrett, Howard, Kent, Queen Anne’s, St. Mary’s, Somerset, Talbot, Washington and Worcester Counties and others; involvement in all areas of special education and the education of students with disabilities (attendance at IEP and 504 meetings, mediations, hearings, federal and state court litigation); regular involvement with issues dealing with student rights and discipline, student services issues, abuse investigations, all facets of employment law, collective bargaining, impasse arbitration, First Amendment cases, wage and hour matters, contract interpretation, the handling of arbitrations and mediations, and drafting legislation(1977-Present).
Ms. Eisenberg was the first recipient of the Carl W. Smith Excellence in Education Award presented in 2014 by the Maryland Association of Boards of Education for her “exemplary leadership and service to public education in Maryland.”
A native Washingtonian, Ms. Eisenberg resides in Fulton, Maryland. Her late husband, Dr. Stephen Eisenberg, was engaged in a private dental practice and taught at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry, where he was a member of the Dean’s Faculty. She has 3 children – one received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from NYU and works for Hulu; one served as a cryptologist in the United States Navy, graduated from UMBC, and works as a legislative aide in Annapolis; and one graduated from the University of Hartford-Connecticut and works in human resources. Her hobbies include tennis, travel, and reading.