Outstanding Women: Naomi Earp

Law360, New York (April 12, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- It was while trying to defend the allocation of a measly 10% in designated government funds to women and minorities that the nation’s top workers’ advocate decided to become a lawyer.

Today’s chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Naomi Earp, was nearing 30 when she quit her post as minority business specialist with the Department of Commerce to go back to school to learn the constitutional rights of the country’s vulnerable working class.

While studying for her J.D. at Catholic University’s Columbus School of...
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