Mr. Schulman is an associate in the firm’s Employment and Business Litigation practices. He believes that the best way to resolve a dispute is outside of the adversarial process. Consistent with this philosophy, he counsels clients on mechanisms to settle contested issues without court involvement. However, when dispute avoidance fails, he stands ready to staunchly advocate for his clients’ financial, business, and personal interests.
As a business litigation attorney, Mr. Schulman represents minority and majority shareholders and members in buyouts, dissolutions, and various additional separation matters regarding corporations, limited liability companies, and other business forms. He also represents businesses and their owners in derivative suits and direct suits for breach of contract (including breach of operating agreement and partnership agreement), breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, negligence, and other causes of action. As part of his Employment and Labor Law Practice, Mr. Schulman advises clients in drafting, updating, and litigating human resources policies and procedures, employment agreements, non-compete and non-solicitation agreements, and various executive compensation matters (including issues related to equity and long-term performance incentive plans). Mr. Schulman represents clients in state and federal court, and in alternative dispute resolution forums.
In the area of alternative dispute resolution, Mr. Schulman has particularly extensive experience representing clients in mediations and arbitrations before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). Specifically, Mr. Schulman has represented numerous analysts and financial advisors (including groups of financial advisors) in matters regarding their separation from FINRA member-firms. These arbitrations have raised issues related to FINRA rule violations, client “poaching,” professional defamation, and wrongful termination.
Mr. Schulman is also intimately familiar with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). He has assisted educational institutions in auditing and amending their FERPA policies, as well as drafting FERPA notices and waivers to ensure compliance with the Act.
Mr. Schulman is a graduate of The George Washington University Law School. During law school he interned for the Honorable Ricardo M. Urbina in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. Mr. Schulman also participated in the D.C. Law Students in Court Legal Clinic where he successfully represented a number of indigent defendants in criminal trials and pretrial hearings. Mr. Schulman joined Shulman Rogers while in law school as a summer associate and law clerk and worked primarily in the firm’s commercial litigation department. As a summer associate and law clerk, he helped litigate cases involving employment discrimination, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, and a diverse range of other business-related issues. He later joined the firm as an associate.
Professional & Community Affiliations
- American Bar Association
- Fairfax County Bar Association
- Maryland State Bar Association
- Virginia Bar Association