Jennifer Mathis is a Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the U.S. Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division. She reviews the work of the Disability Rights Section and the Special Litigation Section’s disability work. Prior to arriving at DOJ, Jennifer served as Director of Policy and Legal Advocacy at the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, where she worked from 1999 to 2021, with the exception of 2010-2011, during which time she served as a Special Assistant to EEOC (U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) Commissioner Chai Feldblum. Prior to joining the Bazelon Center, Ms. Mathis was with the Disabilities Law Project (Pittsburgh, PA). She holds an A.B. from Harvard University, a M.A. in Social Studies Education from New York University, and a J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center.