Sharyn Tejani recently returned to the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice. Her current capacity is Special Litigation Counsel for the Employment Litigation Section. Tejani has worked on civil rights/women’s rights issues since graduating from law school. Prior to her current position she served as Senior Policy Counsel of the National Partnership for Women & Families where she worked on issues of employment discrimination, affirmative action, paid leave, and paid sick days. Tejani started her career as a litigator at the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice and subsequently moved to the Feminist Majority Foundation to work on reproductive rights issues. Tejani then returned to government work at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. She is married, with 2 children, and lives in Virginia.