U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Meeting of July 18, 2012 – Public Input into the Development of EEOC's Strategic Enforcement Plan
Deborah Thompson Eisenberg is an Assistant Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Dispute Resolution at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. Her teaching and writing interests include employment law, alternative dispute resolution, and civil procedure. Her scholarship on the Equal Pay Act and pay discrimination includes Shattering the Equal Pay Act’s Glass Ceiling, 63 SMU L. REV. 17 (2010), Money, Sex, and Sunshine: A Market-Based Approach to Pay Discrimination, 43 ARIZ. ST. L.J. 951 (2011), and Wal-Mart Stores v. Dukes: Lessons for the Legal Quest for Equal Pay, 46 NEW ENG. L. REV. 229 (2012).
Prior to academia, Professor Eisenberg practiced law for nearly fifteen years. From 2003-2008, she was a partner at the Baltimore firm Brown, Goldstein & Levy, where she practiced employment law and complex civil litigation. From 1996-2003, she worked at the Public Justice Center, where she directed the Appellate Advocacy Project and litigated civil impact cases in the areas of housing, civil rights, disability, and employment. She started her legal career as an associate with Ober Kaler in Baltimore. She graduated from Yale Law School in 1994, where she was an editor of the Yale Law Journal, and as Valedictorian of her class at the University of Maryland Baltimore County in 1991 with a B.S. in Political Science.