Class of 2018

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Eve Hill

Brown, Goldstein & Levy

“Mentoring is being a mountain guide on the trek of a career – pointing out routes, sometimes pushing barriers out of the way, sharing what you’ve learned from prior trips (where the oasis is, where to get the best view), pointing out hazards (cliffs, bears, and falling rocks), helping a person get the right skills in their backpack for the trip, and knowing how to call for a helicopter in a crisis. Sometimes a mentee only needs a point in the direction of the trailhead. Other times you get to go along for the whole trek.”

We are proud to induct Eve Hill into the Susan Daniels Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame.

In February 2017, Eve Hill, one of the nation’s leading disability rights attorneys, joined Brown, Goldstein & Levy, where she continues to pursue her devotion to civil rights. Her wide-ranging experience complements the firm’s dedication to high-impact disability rights cases and its advocacy on behalf of individuals with disabilities and their families. Eve is co- leader of Inclusivity, BGL’s Strategic Consulting Group.

From 2011 to January 2017, Eve served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General of the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, where she was responsible for oversight of the Division’s disability rights enforcement, educational civil rights enforcement, Title VI interagency coordination, and the American Indian Working Group. She was part of the negotiating team for the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled; testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to support ratification of the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities; enforced accessibility requirements for websites and other digital technology; implemented Olmstead community integration requirements in employment and education; and enforced disability rights in education, testing, and health care.

Eve is the former Senior Vice President at the Burton Blatt Institute of Syracuse University, where she was responsible for the Institute’s work on the Americans with Disabilities Act, disability civil rights, and communications issues.  Her legal advocacy included representing the National Federation of the Blind with respect to the accessibility of information and communication technology, such as the Amazon Kindle and Adobe Digital Editions. She also worked on matters involving transportation accessibility, procurement preferences for disability-owned businesses, affirmative action for people with disabilities, best practices for inclusive corporate culture, segregated and subminimum wage employment, and the intersection of ADA community integration requirements and fair housing law.

Preceding her employment at the Burton Blatt Institute, Eve was the District of Columbia’s frst Director of the Office of Disability Rights, responsible for ensuring compliance with the ADA throughout District government. This position gave Eve an insider’s view on investigations of complaints, informal dispute resolution, litigation consultation, training, and disability policy development.

As the Executive Director of the Disability Rights Legal Center at Loyola Law School, Eve managed all aspects of this non-profit disability rights organization and supervised all major programs, including the Civil Rights Litigation Project, Disability Mediation Center, Cancer Legal Resource Center, Community Outreach Program, and Education Advocacy Project.

Eve’s experience in many facets of organizations and government with respect to disability issues allows her to assist disability advocacy groups in enforcing rights to accessibility and employment and in breaking down other barriers.