U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Meeting of June 8, 2011 - EEOC to Examine Use of Leave As Reasonable Accommodation
Chris Kuczynski is Assistant Legal Counsel and Director of the ADA/GINA Policy Division at the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. He supervises the development of regulations and policy guidance interpreting Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act and title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act. Since assuming the position of Assistant Legal Counsel in February 1997, Mr. Kuczynski has made hundreds of presentations on the ADA, and more recently on GINA, to a variety of audiences – from human resources professionals and EEO counselors in the public and private sectors, to plaintiff and defense counsel.
From October 2003 until April 2004, Mr. Kuczynski was Associate Director for the White House Domestic Policy Council. Mr. Kuczynski also served from January to October 2003 as Special Assistant to former EEOC Chair Cari Dominguez, advising her on issues related to all of the EEO laws; worked as a trial attorney for the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice from July 1993 through February 1997; and worked for three years as a litigation associate with a major Philadelphia law firm.
He has a B.A. in English from Villanova University, a J.D. from Temple Law School, and an LL.M. from the Yale Law School, where his course of study focused on constitutional law and civil rights issues.