Paul C. Kubicki

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Associate

Washington, D.C.
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Overview

Paul Kubicki brings a comprehensive understanding of labor and employment and its engagement with the political landscape to his labor relations and employment practice. Having most recently served as Assistant Counsel in the Office of Legislative Counsel of the House of Representatives, he was the primary legislative drafter for the House for legislation regarding labor relations and employment protections. During that time, he was a key contributor to the COVID-19 relief acts, including drafting the text for the paid family leave provisions in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, and other significant employment and labor legislation.

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  • Provided legislative drafting expertise to Members, committees and leadership of the House of Representatives, including the following:
    • For the Committee on Education and Labor: Employee benefits and labor protections, including protections under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act and the COBRA program, the Occupational Safety and Health Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the National Labor Relations Act and benefits under collective bargaining agreements, the Davis-Bacon Act and the various COVID–19 relief Acts.
    • For the Committee on Ways and Means: Unemployment benefits, including the Social Security Act and the Federal-State Unemployment Tax Act and Paid Sick and Family Leave Credits under various COVID–19 relief Acts.
    • For the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology: Science and research authorizations, including for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the Department of Energy, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Commerce (including the National Institute for Standards and Technology and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) and the Federal Communications Commission.
    • On a non-partisan basis, evaluated and helped develop policy proposals, drafted and interpreted legislation and navigated the procedures of the House of Representatives through all stages of the legislative process.
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Experience

  • Provided legislative drafting expertise to Members, committees and leadership of the House of Representatives, including the following:
    • For the Committee on Education and Labor: Employee benefits and labor protections, including protections under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act and the COBRA program, the Occupational Safety and Health Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the National Labor Relations Act and benefits under collective bargaining agreements, the Davis-Bacon Act and the various COVID–19 relief Acts.
    • For the Committee on Ways and Means: Unemployment benefits, including the Social Security Act and the Federal-State Unemployment Tax Act and Paid Sick and Family Leave Credits under various COVID–19 relief Acts.
    • For the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology: Science and research authorizations, including for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the Department of Energy, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Commerce (including the National Institute for Standards and Technology and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) and the Federal Communications Commission.
    • On a non-partisan basis, evaluated and helped develop policy proposals, drafted and interpreted legislation and navigated the procedures of the House of Representatives through all stages of the legislative process.
  • Assisted in drafting the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act, the PRO Act, various NASA, NIST and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reauthorizations, the Family Act, various DOE and EPA research and development statutes, various Defense authorization acts and the Music Modernization Act, among others.
  • As an intern for the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs of the Office of Management and Budget, reviewed proposed and final regulations from agencies, including debt collection rules from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, rules regarding the National Flood Insurance Program of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Clean Power Plan from the Environmental Protection Agency.

Recognitions and Memberships

Services

Prior Positions

  • House of Representatives, Office of Legislative Counsel: Assistant Counsel (2016 and 2017 to 2022)
  • Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), Information Policy Branch (2015)

Admissions

  • District of Columbia

Education

  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 2017
  • B.A., Loyola University Chicago, 2014, with honors