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About the Director of EPA's Office of Civil Rights

JuanCarlos M. Hunt

photo of JuanCarlosJuanCarlos M. Hunt serves as the Director of the Office of Civil Rights, where he provides leadership, direction, and guidance in carrying out the Agency’s equal employment programs, which includes compliance with Equal Employment Opportunity laws and regulations. Prior to joining EPA, Mr. Hunt was an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) at the Social Security Administration. Prior to becoming an ALJ, Mr. Hunt served as the Director of the Office for Civil Rights and Diversity at the U.S. Agency for International Development and at the U.S. Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR).

From 2007 until 2012, Mr. Hunt held several positions within EOIR’s Office of the General Counsel, including Associate General Counsel, Deputy General Counsel, and Acting General Counsel. From 2004 to 2007, Mr. Hunt worked as an Attorney-Advisor at the Department’s Office of Justice Programs, Office for Civil Rights, where he ensured that law enforcement agencies that received federal financial assistance complied with the federal anti-discrimination laws. From 2001 to 2004, Mr. Hunt was a Trial Attorney at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, where he enforced the federal anti-discrimination laws against private sector employers.

From 1998 to 2001, Mr. Hunt worked as an Associate at a multinational law firm in the labor and employment and litigation departments. Upon graduating from law school, Mr. Hunt served as a Federal Judicial Law Clerk in the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania to the Honorable Thomas Vanaskie, presently on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Mr. Hunt is a graduate of Cornell University and Case Western Reserve University, School of Law.

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