Alexis P. Taylor
On August 4, 2014, Mayor Vincent C. Gray has appointed Alexis Taylor, Esq., as the Interim Director for the Office of Disability Rights. Ms. Taylor has served as the General Counsel for the DC Office of Human Rights since 2004. In her role as General Counsel, she is responsible for drafting administrative decisions, legislation, and responding to all legal matters in the office. In addition, she provided training on various local civil rights laws including the DC Human Rights Act, the Parental Leave Act, and the Language Access Act. She also provided training on the corresponding federal laws including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Americans with Disabilities Act to thousands of constituents including District employees and private sector staff. Ms. Taylor collaborated on EEO and ADA training programs with the Office of Disability Rights (ODR), the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). Finally, Ms. Taylor is considered one of the District’s advisors on the DC Family and Medical Leave Act and has provided numerous trainings on 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 prosecuted claims of Medicaid Fraud and claims of abuse and neglect of vulnerable adults. Ms. Taylor began her legal career as an associate in a Chicago-based professional liability firm; she then 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 numerous District, Maryland, and New Jersey hospitals specializing in adult medicine and neonatal intensive care.
Ms. Taylor received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Georgetown University and her Juris Doctor from Georgetown Law Center. She received her graduate law degree, Master of Laws (LL.M.), from DePaul University in Chicago.