0 Programs with Chai R. Feldblum
The Honorable Chai R. Feldblum is a Commissioner at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Prior to joining the EEOC, Commissioner Feldblum was a Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. For almost two decades, she directed the law school’s Federal Legislation and Administrative Clinic where her students worked on disability rights issues and social welfare issues. Her clients included Catholic Charities USA, the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, and Epilepsy Foundation. Commissioner Feldblum has also taught, written, and spoken extensively in the areas of statutory interpretation, administrative law, disability law, and sexuality and the law. While working as a lawyer for the ACLU’s AIDS Project, Commissioner Feldblum served as one of the lead lawyers drafting and negotiating the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Later, on behalf of the Epilepsy Foundation, Commissioner Feldblum served the same role on the ADA Amendments Act of 2008. She has also been a leading scholar and advocate on LGBT issues, including working on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, testifying before Congress, and authoring amicus briefs. From 2003 to 2010, Commissioner Feldblum engaged in workplace flexibility issues, including launching and co-directing Workplace Flexibility 2010, a project to advance a national policy on workplace flexibility that works for employees and employers. Commissioner Feldblum is a graduate of Barnard College and Harvard Law School. She clerked for Judge Frank M. Coffin on the First Circuit Court of Appeals (1985-86) and for Justice Harry A. Blackmun of the U.S. Supreme Court (1986-87).