NFFE Welcomes New General Counsel Stefan Sutich


This week NFFE welcomes the newest member of the National Office staff, General Counsel Stefan Sutich. He succeeds NFFE’s former General Counsel Susan Grundmann, who is now serving the Obama Administration as Chairman of the Merit Systems Protections Board.

“Stefan is an exceedingly well-qualified and motivated individual,” said NFFE National President William R. Dougan. “I have the highest confidence that he will be a diligent and dedicated servant of the members of the National Federation of Federal Employees in all matters legal, and otherwise.”

Sutich boasts nearly a decade of labor relations experience, representing the interests of federal workers and union members since 2002.

From 2003-2006 he served as a staff attorney at the National Air Traffic Controllers Association, an AFL-CIO affiliated union representing federal employees in the Federal Aviation Administration. In this capacity he served as lead counsel in numerous arbitrations, conducted mid-term negotiations with the FAA, and worked extensively on matters involving the Federal Labor Relations Authority.

From 2006 through late 2009, Sutich worked as an associate in the law firm of Baptiste & Wilder, a firm specializing in the representation of labor unions. There, he worked on a broad array of legal issues impacting working men and women, including representation elections and other disputes under the Railway Labor Act (RLA) and National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). He also litigated on behalf of employees and unions in state and federal court.

“I’m excited to be a part of the NFFE team,” said Sutich. “I am looking forward to learning about the work performed by NFFE members and helping you maintain a strong voice in the workplace.”

Stefan is a member of the bars of Maryland and the District of Columbia. He is also a member of the AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee. He earned his B.A. from the University of Delaware and his law degree from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. He is married and has a 2 year old son.