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Raechel L. Adams

Raechel L. Adams

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Supervisory Trial Attorney, New York District Office
New York, NY, USA


Raechel L. Adams is a Supervisory Trial Attorney in the New York District Office of the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), where she has worked in the Legal Unit since 1999. After working as a Trial Attorney for 11 years, Ms. Adams was appointed to serve as Acting Supervisory Trial Attorney in 2010, Supervisory Trial Attorney in 2012, and Acting Regional Attorney in 2015. In October 2017, Ms. Adams also joined EEOC’s Litigation Management Services, where she assists the Office of General Counsel (OGC) in field coordination matters. In this capacity, she is responsible for implementing and improving OGC information systems and guidance materials for the field. Raechel works with EEOC litigators nationwide to facilitate sharing of internal work product, litigation best practices, and institutional knowledge. 

Ms. Adams has litigated and supervised litigation of employment discrimination cases for the EEOC throughout New York State, New Jersey and New England, including enforcement actions under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Equal Pay Act, and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act. Ms. Adams has litigated several notable class and systemic cases during her tenure with the New York District Office, including EEOC v. Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, a pattern-or-practice case involving sex discrimination in pay and promotions, EEOC and the United States v. New York State Department of Correctional Services, an Equal Pay Act case involving a discriminatory policy of switching female employees from paid workers’ compensation to unpaid maternity leave, EEOC v. Bloomberg LP., a global sex/pregnancy pay discrimination case, EEOC v. Carrols Corp., a nationwide sexual harassment case, EEOC v. FAPS, a race discrimination in hiring case, EEOC v. Princeton Healthcare Sys., a fixed-leave policy case filed under the Americans with Disabilities Act, and EEOC v. Day & Zimmermann NPS, an Americans with Disabilities Act retaliation and interference case. Raechel supervised a three-week jury trial in EEOC v. Texas Roadhouse, a nationwide age discrimination in hiring case, which, after the jury deadlocked, resulted in a $12M public settlement.

Ms. Adams also served as the New York District representative on the EEOC’s National Diversity and Inclusion Council. She also participates as a mentor in EEOC’s mentoring program. Before working in New York, Ms. Adams worked in EEOC’s Headquarters in Washington, DC, in the Systemic Litigation Services group.  Ms. Adams graduated from the Columbus School of Law at Catholic University and Washington University in St. Louis.

Raechel L. Adams is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Discrimination Law Basics (Substantive Outline) (January 23, 2017) - Understanding Employment Law 2017, Monday, April 17, 2017
Web Segment  Web Segment Employment and Labor Law Regulatory Update - Understanding Employment Law 2018, Monday, April 16, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Employment and Labor Law Regulatory Update - Employment and Labor Law Regulatory Update, Monday, April 16, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts Employment and Labor Law Regulatory Update - Employment and Labor Law Regulatory Update, Monday, April 16, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Employment and Labor Law Regulatory Update - Employment and Labor Law Regulatory Update, Monday, April 16, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Understanding Employment Law 2018, Thursday, April 19, 2018, New York, NY
Employment Law Institute 2018, Thursday, October 25, 2018, New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Employment Law Institute 2018, Wednesday, October 17, 2018, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Employment Law Institute 2018, Wednesday, October 17, 2018, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Employment Law Institute 2018, Wednesday, October 17, 2018, Atlanta, GA
Employment Law Institute 2018, Wednesday, October 17, 2018, New Brunswick , NJ
Employment Law Institute 2018, Wednesday, October 17, 2018, Indianapolis, IN
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