Consuela Pinto is President of the Women's Bar Association of the District of Columbia as well as Chair of the WBA's Task Force on the Initiative for Advancement and Retention of Women. Ms. Pinto has been an active member of the WBA since 1996 and has been a member of the WBA Board of Directors since 2006. Additionally, she served as a member of the WBA Foundation Board of Directors from June 2000- May 2006.
Ms. Pinto is a 1995 graduate of Syracuse University College of Law and the Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs. She is an experienced employment attorney having practiced in the public, non-profit, and private sectors. Ms. Pinto recently returned to the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of the Solicitor, as an attorney in the Civil Rights & Labor Management Division of the Solicitor's Office.
Prior to rejoining the Department of Labor Ms. Pinto was Senior Counsel at the Center for WorkLife Law where she was responsible for educating employers and their attorneys about Family Responsibilities Discrimination. As an attorney in private practice she counseled employers on compliance and enforcement matters and has represented employers in a wide variety of employment matters in federal and state courts and before federal and state agencies. In 2004, Ms. Pinto was named one of Washington, D.C.'s top attorneys by Washingtonian magazine.
Ms. Pinto is a frequent speaker and is a co-author of "Family Responsibilities Discrimination: Don't Get Caught off Guard," 22 The Labor Lawyer 293 (2007), a comprehensive analysis of the potential causes of action for caregiver discrimination, and Fair Measure: Toward Effective Attorney Evaluations, ABA 2008, the leading source for designing and implementing bias free performance evaluations. Ms. Pinto is also a trained mediator.