Press Release


The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE              CONTACT:   Claire Gonzales December 6, 1996                              Reginald Welch                                               (202) 663-4900                                               TDD:   (202) 663-4494 


WASHINGTON -- U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Chairman Gilbert F. Casellas has announced the appointment of Joseph H. Mitchell to the position of Regional Attorney for the agency's Denver District Office.

As Regional Attorney, Mr. Mitchell will be responsible for overseeing and directing all EEOC litigation for the Denver District Office, and managing a staff of trial attorneys and legal personnel. Mr. Mitchell served as a staff attorney in EEOC's Chicago District Office from 1973 to 1979. He then served as Regional Attorney in both EEOC's Detroit and Dallas District Offices before entering private practice in 1985. The Denver office has regional jurisdiction for Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, and Nebraska.

"Joseph Mitchell is a skilled litigator who brings extensive legal and managerial experience to the Regional Attorney post," said Chairman Casellas. "He is an avid supporter of the laws enforced by EEOC and is committed to the eradication of discrimination in the workplace."

Mr. Mitchell received his B.A. from the University of Illinois and his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law.

EEOC enforces Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act; the Equal Pay Act; Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which prohibits employment discrimination against people with disabilities in the private sector and state and local governments; prohibitions against discrimination affecting individuals with disabilities in the federal government; and sections of the Civil Rights Act of 1991.

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