Charlotte A. Burrows was nominated by President Obama and has served since 2015 as a Commissioner of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
At the Commission, she has advocated for strong federal enforcement of employment laws. She has focused in particular on fair pay, initiatives to combat harassment and retaliation and to promote diversity in employment – including diversity in policing and the technology sector.
Before joining EEOC, Commissioner Burrows served as Associate Deputy Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice in the Obama Administration, where she worked on a broad range of civil and criminal matters, including voting rights, employment discrimination, and implementation of the Violence Against Women Act. Earlier in her career, she was a litigator and Deputy Chief in the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division.
Commissioner Burrows is also a veteran of Capitol Hill, having served as General Counsel for Civil and Constitutional Rights to Senator Edward M. Kennedy. As a Senate staffer, she worked on a variety of high-profile legislative matters, including the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009, the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008, and judicial nominations to the Supreme Court and the federal courts of appeals.
She is also a former judicial clerk on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and a graduate of Princeton University and Yale Law School.
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