Patrick J. Szymanski, Esq., Recognized for Excellence in Law
Mr. Szymanski has served as general counsel for Change to Win since 2006
ARLINGTON, VA, January 10, 2019, Patrick J. Szymanski, Esq., is a distinguished biographee of Marquis Who’s Who. As in all Marquis Who’s Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are chosen from among a pool of the most prominent professionals and are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
With over 40 years of professional excellence to his credit, Mr. Szymanski has served as a private practice lawyer in Washington, DC, since 2005. He has also been general counsel for Change to Win since 2006 and previously worked as merger counsel for the United States Airline Pilots Association from 2011 to 2015 and counsel to employee trustees of the Central State, Southeast and Southwest Areas Pension Fund and Health and Welfare Funds from 2006 to 2012. Prior to holding these roles, Mr. Szymanski was active as general counsel for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters from 1999 to 2005 and a shareholder for Baptiste & Wilder PC in Washington, DC, from 1988 to 2004.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Szymanski worked with the appellate court branch of the National Labor Relations Board with the division of enforcement litigation of the Office of the General Counsel in Washington, DC, from 1983 to 1988. He also held the position of associate with Breeson, Tayer & Bodine in San Francisco from 1978 to 1983. Mr. Szymanski began his career with the appellate court branch of the National Labor Relations Board from 1976 to 1978.
An accomplished writer as well, Mr. Szymanski is a regular contributor of articles to professional journals. He notably co-authored “The Employee Free Choice Act Online Debate” in 2009 and “Labor Arbitration: Cutting Cost and Time Without Cutting Quality” in 1984. Additionally, Mr. Szymanski held a post on the editorial board of the Wayne State University Law Review from 1975 to 1976.
Incredibly active with the District of Columbia Bar Association, Mr. Szymanski has held a number of roles with the organization over the years. Serving on the board of directors for the AFL-CIO lawyers coordinating committee from 1999 to 2005, he was formerly co-chair of the steering committee, chair and vice chair of the sections council and a member of the labor relations section steering committee. Mr. Szymanski also holds membership with the Michigan Bar Association and the California Bar Association.
Prior to embarking on his career, Mr. Szymanski completed coursework at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge from 1966 to 1969. Going on to study at Wayne State University in Detroit, he earned a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics in 1973 and a Doctor of Jurisprudence in 1976. Licensed to practice law by the Michigan State Bar immediately after his graduation, he has since been admitted to practice by the District of Columbia Bar, the State Bar of California and a number of district and appeals courts across the United States.
Outside of his professional endeavors, Mr. Szymanski has acted as a board member and chair of the development committee for the Peggy Browning Fund since 2008. Happily married for many years, he is the proud father of two children. Keeping active in his free time as well, Mr. Szymanski plays tennis, bridge and basketball and also enjoys working on his computer and jogging.
For excellence in his career, Mr. Szymanski has been the recipient of a number of honors and accolades over the years. Notably, he was presented with the Samuel M. Kaynard Award for excellence in the fields of labor and employment law from the Hofstra Labor & Employment Law Journal in 2000. In light of all his accomplishments, Mr. Szymanski has previously been featured in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, Who’s Who in the East and Who’s Who in the World.