Judge Eli Bruch was appointed as an Administrative Law Judge for the District of Columbia Office of Administrative Hearings in June 2014. He currently presides over unemployment compensation cases from the Department of Employment Services, school suspension cases from the District of Columbia Public Schools, and cases involving the Rental Housing Act.
Before joining OAH, Judge Bruch served as an Administrative Law Judge for the D.C. Commission on Human Rights for almost seven years. At the Commission, he adjudicated administrative complaints filed under the District’s Human Rights Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act, and adjudicated administrative appeals filed under the Criminal Background Checks for the Protection of Children Act. Judge Bruch also has experience working in the private sector and for a non-profit.
From 2010 to 2014, Judge Bruch taught The Legal Environment of Employee Relations at George Mason University’s School of Business as an Adjunct Professor of Business Legal Studies.
Judge Bruch earned a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a J.D. from Hofstra University School of Law, and a LL.M. from Georgetown University Law Center.