Stephanie Herrera is the Associate Director for the Office of Employment Discrimination Complaint Adjudication (OEDCA), U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Before joining OEDCA, Ms. Herrera served as the Supervisory Administrative Judge for the Philadelphia District Office, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. In this role, she managed her District’s Hearings Units located in Baltimore, MD, Cleveland, OH, and Philadelphia, PA, as well as the District’s Federal ADR Program, and conducted training and outreach on a regular basis.
In addition to her federal service, Ms. Herrera worked as a partner at a civil rights law firm in Maryland. There, she represented employees and agencies in employment discrimination cases, adverse actions, and whistleblower complaints at the administrative level and in federal court nationwide. She also represented parties at arbitration. While in private practice, she was selected for both Maryland’s and Washington, D.C.’s “Super Lawyers’ Rising Stars” from 2014-2018 and was recognized with an Official Citation by the Maryland General Assembly in 2018.
Ms. Herrera is a member of the Maryland Bar and previously served on the Maryland State Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section Council. She earned her J.D., cum laude, from American University’s Washington College of Law. While in law school, she participated in the Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law and the law school’s first Disability Rights Law Clinic. Ms. Herrera is a graduate of Texas A&M University.