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Former Assistant Attorney General Eric S. Dreiband

Eric S. Dreiband, Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division

Eric S. Dreiband served as the Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice.

Before arriving at the Justice Department, Mr. Dreiband was a partner at a major international law firm. 

Mr. Dreiband also served as the general counsel of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).  He directed the federal government's litigation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and several other federal employment antidiscrimination laws. He also issued the Regional Attorneys' Manual, which established the policies of EEOC's litigation program.

Prior to his EEOC service, Mr. Dreiband also served as deputy administrator of the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division. He directed the federal government's enforcement of the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and other laws.

From 1997 to 2000, Mr. Dreiband served in the Office of Independent Counsel Kenneth W. Starr.

Mr. Dreiband received his law degree with honors, from Northwestern University of Law, a Master of Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School, and his undergraduate degree from Princeton University. After graduating from law school, he spent two years as a law clerk to the Honorable William J. Bauer of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.



Updated January 8, 2021