Eric S. Dreiband, Esq., a partner at Jones Day, resident in its Washington, D.C. office, represents companies in all aspects of civil rights, employment discrimination, whistleblower, and wage and hour investigations, litigation, and counseling. Mr. Dreiband previously served as the general counsel of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, where he directed the federal government's litigation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and several other federal employment antidiscrimination laws. He also issued the Regional Attorneys' Manual, which established the policies of EEOC's litigation program. Prior to his EEOC service, he served as deputy administrator of the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division, where he directed the federal government's enforcement of the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and other laws. Mr. Dreiband has spoken and written extensively about civil rights and other employment laws, and he has testified about these subjects before committees of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. Chambers USA lists him as one of the best labor and employment lawyers in Washington.