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Julianne Bowman

Deputy Director, Chicago District Office

Meeting of March 20, 2013 - Development of a Quality Control Plan for Private Sector Investigations and Conciliations

JULIANNE BOWMAN was appointed Deputy District Director of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's Chicago District Office in May 1999. As Deputy Director, she shares in the overall management of the District's operations, with primary oversight of private sector investigations, federal sector hearings, outreach and alternative dispute resolution programs for the Agency's Chicago, Milwaukee and Minneapolis offices.

Ms. Bowman joined the Commission in 1984 as a trial attorney for the Chicago District Office. She was lead counsel on EEOC, et. al v. AT&T Technologies, Inc. (formerly Western Electric). The $66 million settlement of that lawsuit in 1991, following summary judgment in favor of plaintiffs, was the largest settlement of a pregnancy discrimination suit in the history of the Commission.

In 1993, Ms. Bowman was promoted to Enforcement Manager, assuming management responsibility for various private sector operations, including oversight of the office's class-wide investigations.

Prior to joining the Commission, Ms. Bowman worked as a litigation associate for the Chicago law firm of Jenner & Block.

Ms. Bowman graduated with a B.A. from the University of Northern Iowa and received her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.