Heidi Burakiewicz

Heidi Burakiewicz is a partner with the Washington, D.C. law firm Mehri & Skalet, PLLC. She focuses on cases on behalf of employees and Unions with the majority of her practice being against the federal government.

Since graduating from American University’s Washington College of Law in 2000, the majority of Ms. Burakiewicz’s cases have involved Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and other pay violations. She is currently the lead attorney in a case on behalf of all FLSA non-exempt federal employees who were deemed essential and required to work during the 2013 government shutdown in which plaintiffs allege that the government violated the FLSA by failing to pay them on their regularly scheduled payday. She is also class counsel in a case certified as a class action by the EEOC brought on behalf of the female employees at the largest federal prison complex in the country alleging that the federal government has failed to take steps to prevent the inmates from sexually harassing them.

Ms. Burakiewicz currently serves as a co-chair for the Federal Service Labor and Employment Law committee, part of the American Bar Association’s, Labor and Employment Law Section. She is a frequent speaker on labor and employment law issues.

Ms. Burakiewicz is a member of the bars of the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia, as well as U.S. District Courts, Courts of Appeals, and the Supreme Court.

Advisory Council Committee: 
Military Claims / Civilian Pay