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Meeting of February 25, 2009 - on Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Implementation of Title II of the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act of 2008

Christopher J. Kuczynski

Chris Kuczynski became Assistant Legal Counsel and Director of the ADA Policy Division in February 1997. He oversees the development of agency regulations, enforcement guidance, and technical assistance documents interpreting Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Currently, he is overseeing development of the regulations to implement Title II of the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act of 2008, which prohibits employers from using genetic information about applicants and employees in making employment decisions and limits the right of employers to acquire and disclose such information, and regulations implementing provisions of the ADA Amendments Act of 2008. Chris has made hundreds of presentations on the ADA to diverse audiences, including human resources and EEO professionals, supervisors and managers in the public and private sectors, and plaintiff and defense counsel.

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 counsel. 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 (from which he received the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences 2007 Alumni Medallion for his work in the field of civil rights), a J.D. from Temple Law School, and an LL.M. from Yale Law School.