Chai Feldblum

Former Commissioner of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Chai served as Commissioner of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for 10 years.

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Chai Feldblum

Chai was recently part of the Biden administration’s Agency Review Team supporting transition team at the US Department of Justice. Prior to that, she spent time as a partner at a global law firm directing the firm's workplace culture consulting practice. In 2009, Chai was nominated by President Obama to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, where she served as a commissioner until 2019. In addition, Chai taught law at Georgetown for 18 years and founded the law school’s Federal Legislation Clinic. She played a leading role drafting the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the 2008 ADA amendments. 

Chai is also a prominent figure in the LGBTQ community and has played leading roles in drafting legislation and administrative rulings around LGBTQ rights. In 2019 she received the GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders’ (GLAD) Spirit of Justice Award. GLAD Executive Director Janson Wu said that “Chai combines a brilliant legal mind with a heart and soul dedicated to advancing civil rights.” She clerked for Judge Coffin on the US Court of Appeals and for Justice Blackmun on the US Supreme Court.