Martha B. Schneider
5101 Wisconsin Ave NW
Martha B. (“Marty”) Schneider is a former government attorney who began her legal career in 1974 as a trial attorney in the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice. At Justice she worked on a number of cases in the federal courts in which the government alleged violations of the antitrust laws, including a major multidistrict case. In 1980 she moved to the newly formed Merit Systems Protection Board (“MSPB”), the federal agency charged with adjudicating employment appeals for the Federal workforce of approximately 2.7 million employees. As Assistant General Counsel, Deputy General Counsel and General Counsel she provided legal representation to the Board in litigation cases. Her name has appeared on hundreds of briefs filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, as well as numerous MSPB cases filed in the Federal district courts.
As General Counsel of the MSPB, Ms. Schneider served as principal advisor to the Board members, three presidential appointees, on legal policy issues, assisting them in the development of legal precedents of long-term impact on civil service law. Her expertise includes federal labor and employment law, administrative law, litigation, and legislative affairs. Mrs. Schneider is also a past President of the Federal Circuit Bar Association and is a past member of the Board of Trustees of the Federal Circuit Historical Society.
Upon retiring in 2007, Mrs. Schneider and her husband, Charlie, sailed aboard their 43-foot sailboat to the Bahamas where they spent several winters cruising and scuba diving. In 2009, the Schneiders formed their own litigation and class action law firm. They both joined Whitfield Bryson & Mason in July 2012 as of counsel.
Mrs. Schneider graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Rhodes College and received her law degree from the University of Memphis.