Ret. U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity CommissionKamp


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Areas Of Practice

Jean Kamp was Associate Regional Attorney for the Chicago District of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, supervising the legal units in the Commission’s Milwaukee and Minneapolis offices. She has been with the Commission since 1985, as a trial lawyer, supervisory trial lawyer and regional attorney for the former Milwaukee District. She has been lead counsel in many important Commission cases, including EEOC v. Mitsubishi, a pattern or practice sexual harassment case; EEOC v. AIC Security Investigations, Inc., the first EEOC case tried under the Americans with Disabilities Act; EEOC v. Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway, an ADA case challenging the use of genetic testing; and EEOC v. DeCoster Farms, a case alleging egregious sexual assault against undocumented Iowa farm workers. Prior to working for EEOC, she clerked for Judge Richard B. Austin of the Northern District of Illinois, served as the first woman assistant federal defender for the Northern District of Illinois, worked for the ACLU’s Ohio Project on the Rights of the Institutionalized, and served as a fellow for the Mandel Legal Aid Clinic of the University of Chicago Law School.  She retired in October, 2019, and continues to engage in volunteer work and occasional practice in the area of employment law.


University of Chicago Law School, J.D. 1970
Swarthmore College, B.A. 1967

Professional Honors and Achievements

Member, Wisconsin Employment Lawyers Association (WELA)
Justice John Paul Stevens Award (highest award of Chicago Bar Association) 2014
Frank J. McGarr Award for distinguished federal government service (Federal Bar Association, Chicago Chapter) 2016