- An attorney focusing on civil rights and women’s rights, she previously served at the EEOC as an attorney advisor to Commissioner Stuart J. Ishimaru.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has appointed Indian American Sharyn Tejani as Associate Legal Counsel. She will serve in the Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) at EEOC headquarters, and manage “areas of practice within OLC and serve as a bridge between career OLC attorneys and agency leadership,” according to an EEOC press release.
Tejani, who previously worked at the EEOC as an attorney advisor to Commissioner Stuart J. Ishimaru, began her new position on March 14. In her new role, she will “focus on policy related to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and defensive litigation.” She has spent her legal career working on issues of civil rights and women’s rights.
“I am thrilled to be rejoining the EEOC and look forward to working with my dedicated and talented colleagues to further the agency’s critical mission,” Tejani said in the press release.
She was most recently the director of the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund and the Legal Network for Gender Equity at the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) Fund. During her tenure, she helped create and supervise the first nationwide program to connect workers facing sex discrimination and harassment with attorneys and to fund attorneys’ fees and media assistance for selected cases of workplace sexual harassment.
Tejani began her legal career as an honors attorney in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. She attended Yale University and Georgetown University Law Center.