THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES REGINALD E. JONES TO THE EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION
The President announced today his intent to nominate Reginald E. Jones to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Reginald E. Jones of Wheaton, Maryland, has served as Senior Legislative Counsel to Senator James Jeffords (R-VT) since January of 1993. Prior to his current position in Senator Jeffords' office, Mr. Jones also served as Minority Counsel and Staff Director from 1989 to 1993. Mr. Jones worked on a wide variety of issues during his years with the Senate, including successful enactment of the Civil Rights Act of 1991, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act, among others. His portfolio of non-labor and employment issues included legislation to reform the civil and criminal justice systems, product liability law, and legal and illegal immigration laws, among others.
Immediately before working on Capitol Hill, Mr. Jones was a labor and employment law practitioner in New York City. During that time, he was an associate and partner in the law firm of Seyfarth, Shaw, Fairweather & Geraldson. He began his legal career as an associate in the firm of Jackson, Lewis, Schnitzler & Krupman. Mr. Jones received his B.A. from Yale University and both his J.D. and M.B.A. from New York University.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has the responsibility to enforce Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 and other federal laws which prohibit employment discrimination. With 23 district and 27 area/local offices, the EEOC employs approximately 2,800 people nationwide.