In 2014, Charlotte A. Burrows was nominated by President Obama and confirmed by the Senate to serve as a Commissioner of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for a term expiring July 1, 2019. At the Commission, she has advocated for strong enforcement of federal employment laws. She has focused in particular on equal pay, issues affecting immigrant and migrant workers, and diversity in employment – including diversity in policing, the technology sector, and other areas in which women and workers of color have traditionally been underrepresented. Before joining EEOC, Burrows served as Associate Deputy Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice, where she worked on a broad range of civil and criminal matters. Earlier in her career, she had served as a career litigator and Deputy Chief in the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division. Burrows is also a veteran of Capitol Hill, having previously served as General Counsel for Civil and Constitutional Rights to Senator Edward M. Kennedy. As a Senate staffer, she worked on a variety of high-profile legislative matters, including the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009, the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008, and the Supreme Court nominations of Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito. Burrows is a former judicial clerk on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and a graduate of Princeton University and Yale Law School.