Chris Kuczynski is Assistant Legal Counsel at the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. During his career with EEOC, Chris has supervised 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). 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.