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Christopher J. Kuczynski

Christopher J. Kuczynski

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Assistant Legal Counsel and Director of the ADA/GINA Policy Division
Washington, DC, USA


Chris Kuczynski joined the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in February 1997 as Assistant Legal Counsel and Director of the ADA Policy Division (now the ADA/GINA Policy Division).  Chris supervises the development of regulations, policy guidance, and technical assistance publications on Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA).  Most recently, Chris oversaw development of final rules under the ADA and GINA on employer wellness programs, the Final Rule on the Federal Government as a Model Employer of Individuals with Disabilities, and technical assistance documents on leave as a reasonable accommodation, accommodations for pregnant workers, and the ADA rights of individuals with mental health conditions.  Chris regularly advises EEOC field and headquarters offices, including the offices of the Chair and Commissioners, on complex ADA and GINA issues.  Chris has worked on numerous EEO issues in addition to the ADA and GINA, including supervising the development of Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination and Related Issues (rev. June 25, 2015), issues affecting the rights of LGBT persons in the workplace, and religious discrimination and accommodation issues.

Chris has made hundreds of presentations on the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, GINA, and other EEO issues  to diverse audiences, including human resources and EEO professionals, supervisors and managers in the public and private sectors, medical professionals, and plaintiff and defense counsel.  He has been interviewed by numerous media outlets, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, CBS News, MSNBC, and National Public Radio.

From January to October 2003, Chris was a Special Assistant to former EEOC Chair Cari Dominguez, and from October 2003 through April 2004, he was Associate Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council.  Chris was a trial attorney in the Disability Rights Section of the U.S. Department of Justice from July 1993 until February 1997, and was a litigation associate for three years with a major Philadelphia law firm. 

He has a B.A. in English from Villanova University, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and from which he received the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences 2007 Alumni Medallion, a J.D. from Temple Law School, and an LL.M. from Yale Law School.  In November 2016, he became a member of the ABA College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.

Christopher J. Kuczynski is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Mental Disability and Emotional Distress Claims: Views From the EEOC and the Plaintiffs’ Bar - Psychological Issues in the Workplace 2017, Thursday, May 11, 2017
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Psychological Issues in the Workplace - Psychological Issues in the Workplace 2017, Thursday, May 11, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Mental Disability and Emotional Distress Claims: Views From the EEOC and the Plaintiffs’ Bar - Mental Disability and Emotional Distress Claims: Views From the EEOC and the Plaintiffs’ Bar, Thursday, May 11, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Mental Disability and Emotional Distress Claims: Views From the EEOC and the Plaintiffs’ Bar - Mental Disability and Emotional Distress Claims: Views From the EEOC and the Plaintiffs’ Bar, Thursday, May 11, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Psychological Issues in the Workplace 2017, Wednesday, May 17, 2017, New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Psychological Issues in the Workplace 2018, Wednesday, April 25, 2018, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Psychological Issues in the Workplace 2018, Wednesday, April 25, 2018, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Psychological Issues in the Workplace 2018, Wednesday, April 25, 2018, Nashville, TN
Psychological Issues in the Workplace 2018, Wednesday, April 25, 2018, Columbus, OH
Psychological Issues in the Workplace 2018, Wednesday, April 25, 2018, Atlanta, GA
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