Sharon Fast Gustafson was nominated to serve as the General Counsel of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on March 20, 2018. She was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on August 1, 2019 for a term ending in 2023. She is the first woman to serve as General Counsel at the EEOC.
Gustafson has practiced employment law for 28 years. Prior to joining the EEOC, Gustafson advised and represented both employees and employers in employment-related legal matters as a solo practitioner in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. Gustafson began her legal career in the labor and employment law group at Jones Day in Washington, D.C., where she practiced for four years.
She earned her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, cum laude.