Diversity & Equity Series Featured Biography: Alexis P. Taylor
Ms. Alexis P. Taylor will be speaking at IDEAA's Spring 2013 Diversity and Equity Series on Thursday, February 28th at which she will be discussing the distinctions between general harassment versus illegal harassment and how to address it in the work environment.
Alexis Taylor is a Supervisory Attorney Advisor for the Office of the Attorney General acting as General Counsel for the DC Office of Human Rights. In this role, she is responsible for drafting administrative decisions, legislation, and responding to all legal matters in the office. In addition, Ms. Taylor has conducted numerous trainings on EEO law to various levels of staff, including management and administrative personnel. In addition, she has given training to attorney groups at the Equal Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Office of the Attorney General.
Although Ms. Taylor has worked in employment discrimination for a number of years, she has vast experience in other areas of the law. Prior to coming to the Office of Human Rights, Ms. Taylor worked in the DC Office of the Inspector General as the EEO Officer and Special Assistant United States Attorney. In this capacity, she investigated and prosecuted claims of Medicaid Fraud; and she prosecuted claims of abuse and neglect of vulnerable adults. To her credit, she is responsible for the conviction of cases involving patient battery and assisted in the conviction of a case involving the involuntary manslaughter of a nursing home patient.
Ms. Taylor began her legal career as an associate in the Chicago-based professional liability firm of Landau, Omahana & Kopka. In addition, Ms. Taylor has worked as a policy analyst for the American Medical Association in Chicago, IL. Prior to law school, Ms. Taylor worked as a registered nurse at Georgetown University Medical Center and numerous other District and Maryland Hospitals. In addition, she worked for a few years in medical surgical nursing and completed her nursing career in neonatal intensive care.
Ms. Taylor received her bachelors from Georgetown University Nursing School and her law degree from Georgetown Law Center. She received her LLM or graduate law degree from DePaul College of Law in Chicago. She is a member of the DC Bar and a member of the Labor and Employment Law Committee.
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