Total Credits: 1.5
The panelists in this session will explore Federal agencies’ response to the pandemic, including the effects of the EEO laws, especially the Americans with Disabilities Act but also Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Jeff Rosenblum is currently the Acting Chief Human Capital Officer for the FDIC. He has worked for the FDIC as the Assistant General Counsel for the Legal Division’s Labor, Employment and Administration Section since 2018. Prior to joining the FDIC Jeff served as a Deputy General Counsel for the Securities and Exchange Commission. He also worked for the Department of Justice for nine years, most recently as the General Counsel for the Executive Office for Immigration Review. Jeff began his federal career at the Department of Labor, Office of the Solicitor, and prior to that worked in the general litigation sections of two large law firms. Jeff also serves as an adjunct professor at George Mason law school, where he teaches employment and ethics classes. He graduated cum laude from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, where he served as an editor for Loyola’s law review, and received his undergraduate degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Maryland.
Carol R. Miaskoff was appointed Legal Counsel of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Commission or EEOC) on June 24, 2021, having served in an Acting and Associate capacity. She manages development of the Commission regulations and guidance under the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Equal Pay Act, and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act. She also provides legal advice to the Commission and works with the Department of Justice to defend the Chair and the Commission in litigation. During her career at the EEOC, Ms. Miaskoff supervised the development of proposed Commission policy on workplace harassment and final Commission guidance on retaliation, criminal background checks, and national origin discrimination. She served on the EEOC’s equal pay task force and speaks frequently to labor and employment groups about issues ranging from COVID-19 in the workplace, to the use of big data in employment selection. Ms. Miaskoff graduated from Harvard University and from the George Washington University Law School, with high honors. In the community, Ms. Miaskoff has been active in the Montgomery County, MD, Mental Health Advisory Committee, and guest lectures at a Georgetown University undergraduate class on Women and the Law.
Lisa Ramos began working for the National Treasury Employees Union in 1998 as an Assistant Counsel in the Denver Field Office. In 2008 she became a National Counsel overseeing the Denver territory, and in 2021 she became NTEU’s first Director of Learning and Development. As Director of L & D, Lisa is responsible for orientation, training, and development of local Union representatives, elected officials, and staff. Prior to joining NTEU, Lisa worked in Colorado and California in the areas of AIDS Law and Child Welfare, as well as labor and employment law for private and public sector employees. Lisa is a graduate of Wellesley College and the University of California, Berkeley School of Law.
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