Maria is the Assistant General Counsel for Technology at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) Office of General Counsel, where she serves as the agency’s lead eDiscovery counsel, oversees the EEOC’s litigation support department, and ensures that the technological and ESI training needs of more than 300 attorneys, paralegals, and legal support staff are met. Prior to assuming this position, she was a Supervisory Trial Attorney in EEOC’s Baltimore Field Office, where she litigated individual and systemic discrimination cases for 20 years, many of which involved ESI matters. She has worked with the EEOC since 1994 in various capacities, including Trial Attorney, Attorney Advisor to former EEOC Chair Jenny R. Yang, and Administrative Judge. She is currently a Board Officer with Federal Bar Association’s Maryland Chapter, a member of the National Employment Lawyers’ Association, a member of the Federal eDiscovery Working Group and a member of the Complex Litigation eDiscovery Forum. She is also an active member of The Sedona Conference Working Group 1, currently serving as a Steering Committee member. She also previously served as a team lead for the updating of The TAR Case Law Primer and participated in the drafting and presentation of The Commentary on the Need for Uniformity in Filing ESI under Seal. Maria is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law and Georgetown University School of Foreign Service.