Donald L. Kahl

Executive Director
The Equal Rights Center

Donald Kahl is the executive director of the Equal Rights Center (ERC), a Washington, D.C., based nonprofit civil rights organization. Starting as a local fair housing organization in the District of Columbia thirty years ago, today the ERC is a comprehensive civil rights organization with more than five thousand members across all fifty states and the District. Prior to joining the ERC, Kahl served as senior counsel to the Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs, one of the leading public interest and civil rights law firms in the country. At the Washington Lawyers' Committee, he designed, managed, and advised on a broad spectrum of civil rights matters for the ERC and other clients. In addition to his nonprofit service, Kahl has more than twenty-five years of legal and management experience. Prior to focusing exclusively on civil rights issues, he was a senior litigation partner and director of a large private-practice law firm where he specialized in complex federal litigation for more than twenty years. He received both his bachelor's degree in psychology and his doctor of law degree from the University of Nebraska.

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