Attorney Marilyn Townsend:
Marilyn Townsend is a solo practitioner, who represents individuals and unions in labor and employment matters. From 2012 to 2018, she served as a Municipal Court Judge.
Ms. Townsend volunteers for the Unemployment Compensation Clinic, and the Veterans Law Center, and is the past-President of the Legal Association for Women. In 2018, she received the Lifetime Achievement Award for pro bono service from the Dane County Bar Association. She was also honored with a 2018 Woman in the Law Award from the Wisconsin Law Journal. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Journalism, and the Potomac School of Law.
Ms. Townsend began her legal career as an attorney for the United Mine Workers in Washington D.C.. In addition to Wisconsin, she is licensed to practice law in Washington D.C., and the states of Maryland and Georgia.
Attorney Sharon Rennert
Sharon Rennert is the senior member of the EEOC’s Americans with Disabilities Act and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act Division, otherwise known as the ADA/GINA Division. She is based in Washington, D.C., and is involved in developing the technical assistance materials that the EEOC issues on COVID-19.
Ms. Rennert has worked on almost every ADA policy guidance and fact sheet issued by the EEOC. She wrote the EEOC’s guidance on reasonable accommodation. She was also involved in the EEOC’s development of regulations implementing the ADA Amendments Act of 2008. She has conducted numerous seminars on practical approaches to ADA compliance for attorneys, human resources professionals, employers and persons with disabilities.
Ms. Rennert joined the EEOC in 1992. She received her law degree, with honors, from New York University School of law.