US Equal Employment Opportunity Commiss
Andrea B. Baran is a civil rights attorney with over twenty years’ experience in the employment discrimination field. She is currently the Regional Attorney of the EEOC’s St. Louis District, where she has served since July 2014. With attorneys and staff in St. Louis, Kansas City, and Oklahoma City, she and her team are responsible for the agency’s litigation throughout Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, and southern Illinois. During fiscal year 2020, which ended in September, her team obtained over $3 million in monetary relief for victims of employment discrimination and entered into consent decrees insuring improved workplace policies and practices that will eliminate and prevent unlawful discrimination for hundreds of people nationwide.
Andrea began her career with the EEOC as a Trial Attorney in the Kansas City Area Office in 1999 and worked as a Supervisory Trial Attorney in the Phoenix District Office from 2010 to 2014. She is a frequent presenter at both internal and external training and CLE programs. As a Trial Attorney, she received the EEOC Chair’s Excellence in Leadership Award for her work on EEOC v. Walgreen Co., a systemic race discrimination case, and the Chair’s CORE award for her work on EEOC v. Rent-a-Center, a systemic sex discrimination case.
Andrea received her Juris Doctor from Washington University in St. Louis and her undergraduate degree in government and economics from Smith College. Prior to joining the Commission, Andrea worked in private practice in Kansas City, Missouri.