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Chai Feldblum


U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Chai Feldblum has served as a Commissioner of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission since 2010.  Prior to her appointment to the EEOC, Commissioner Feldblum was a Professor of Law at the Georgetown University Law Center for 18 years and prior to that, a lawyer with the national office of the ACLU.  During those years, she played a leading role in drafting and negotiating various laws and bills, including the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the ADA Amendments Act of 2008, and the Employment Nondiscrimination Act.

At the EEOC, Commissioner Feldblum has focused on a range of employment civil rights issues, including disability rights, pregnancy accommodation, and coverage of LGBT people under Title VII.  Starting in 2012, Commissioner Feldblum began to focus on harassment prevention.  Together with her colleague Victoria Lipnic, she co-chaired a Select Task Force on the Study of Harassment in the Workplace in 2015 and co-authored and issued a report with recommendations on harassment prevention.

Commissioner Feldblum clerked for Judge Frank Coffin of the First Circuit Court of Appeals and for Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun.  She received her J.D. from Harvard Law School and her B.A. from Barnard College.

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