Speaker Profile

Chai Feldblum

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Chai Feldblum is the first openly lesbian Commissioner of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency responsible for enforcing our nation’s employment civil rights laws. She identifies as a person with the hidden disability of anxiety disorder. Feldblum was a law professor at Georgetown Law for almost twenty years, representing clients in Congress and before agencies and teaching civil rights law. She was the lead drafter and negotiator of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as well as the ADA Amendments Act of 2008. She has worked to advance LGBT rights over the past two decades, including as one of the original drafters of the Employment Nondiscrimination Act.