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PRESS RELEASE
9-27-10

Robert E. Weisberg Becomes Regional Attorney of EEOC’s Miami District Office

Veteran Civil Rights Attorney to Oversee Agency Litigation in Florida, Puerto Rico

WASHINGTON--Robert E. Weisberg, a veteran civil rights attorney in Miami, was appointed Regional Attorney of the U.S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) Miami District Office which includes offices in Tampa, Florida and San Juan, Puerto Rico.

“The EEOC is fortunate to have been able to hire someone of Bob's caliber as the head of our litigation program in the Miami District Office,” said EEOC General Counsel P. David Lopez. “His broad and deep experience litigating civil rights cases throughout Florida will be a great asset to the agency.”

“I feel very honored by General Counsel Lopez’s confidence in selecting me for this important position,” Weisberg said. “My private practice for over 25 years has focused on representing individuals and groups whose civil rights have been violated. I look forward to becoming part of the EEOC’s efforts to enforce civil rights laws and fulfill its mission of eradicating employment discrimination.”

Weisberg has previously litigated many types of civil rights cases in Miami, including representing hundreds of men and women who were discriminated against in employment based on race, gender, color, national origin, religion, age and disability. Weisberg has also prosecuted civil rights actions based on racial discrimination in denial of public accommodations and to enforce violations of voting rights and racial discrimination in the provision of governmental services.

Weisberg is board certified by the Florida Bar in the area of Labor and Employment Law and has been recognized in Best Lawyers in America in an area of practice including employment law, and has also been recognized for his legal work by a number of other publications. He is a frequent lecturer on areas of employment law and has served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Miami, teaching classes on employment law. 

The EEOC enforces federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination. Further information about the EEOC is available on its website at www.eeoc.gov.