Ms. Boardman has been a partner of O’Donoghue & O’Donoghue LLP since 1992. She was elected as one of the firm’s three managing partners in 2018. Ms. Boardman graduated from Catholic University in 1979 and from the University’s Columbus School of Law in 1983. Upon her graduation and until she joined the Firm in 1986, Ms. Boardman was employed by the National Labor Relations Board’s Office of Enforcement Litigation where she specialized in federal appellate court litigation.
Since joining the firm, Ms. Boardman has been active in all phases of the Firm’s practice. Ms. Boardman serves as the General Counsel of the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States and Canada, AFL-CIO. She also represents several of the Firm’s other labor clients with respect to organizing issues, collective bargaining negotiations, grievances and arbitrations, employment discrimination, duty of fair representation issues, internal union matters, prevailing wage issues, and general advice. Her representation for labor clients includes practice before the National Labor Relations Board, the Department of Labor, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Ms. Boardman is also active in the Firm’s employee benefits practice. She serves as lead counsel for several of the Firm’s employee benefits clients, including defined benefit and defined contribution pension funds, health funds, vacation funds, apprentice and training funds, and labor-management cooperation funds. Her representation for employee benefits clients includes practice before the Department of Labor and Internal Revenue Service.
Ms. Boardman is a member of the District of Columbia and Maryland bars, numerous federal district and appellate courts, and the U.S. Supreme Court. Ms. Boardman is a fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and of the American Bar Foundation. Ms. Boardman also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee, a position to which she was appointed by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. In addition, she is listed in Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers.
In addition to her client work, in 2013, Ms. Boardman received a mayoral appointment to the Board of Directors of DC Water. She was reappointed in 2016 and currently serves as the Chair of the Governance Committee, and as a member of the Retail Water and Sewer Rates and Human Resources and Labor Relations Committees.