Judge Eli Bruch was appointed as an Administrative Law Judge for the District of Columbia Office of Administrative Hearings in June 2014.
He currently is assigned to the Public Benefits Cluster where he presides over cases pertaining to the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP or Food Stamps), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), and the Homeless Services Reform Act.
Before joining the Office of Administrative Hearings, Judge Bruch served as an Administrative Law Judge for the District of Columbia Commission on Human Rights for almost seven years. At the Commission, he primarily adjudicated complaints filed under the Human Rights Act, which prohibits discrimination in employment, housing, education, and public accommodations based on 19 protected traits. He also adjudicated cased involving the Family and Medical Leave Act, and adjudicated administrative appeals filed under the Criminal Background Checks for the Protection of Children and Youth 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 BA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a JD from Hofstra University School of Law, and a LL.M. from Georgetown University Law Center.