After a long search, the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department yesterday announced its new Chief of the Disability Rights Section (DRS), Rebecca Bond. Among other things, DRS is responsible for enforcing and issuing regulations under Title III of the ADA and enforcing the law. Ms. Bond was a Trial Attorney and a Deputy Chief of the Division’s Housing and Civil Enforcement Section (HCE) for more than twelve years prior to being selected to lead DRS. HCE is responsible for enforcing a number of statutes, including the Fair Housing Act.
With a number of ADA Title III regulations in the pipeline (e.g., requirements for accessible websites, medical and other equipment, beds in transient lodging, and other furniture), Ms. Bond will have a many important projects to oversee.
We congratulate Ms. Bond on her new post and look forward to working with her and her team.