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Five questions for equal pay advocate Deborah Eisenberg

Five questions for equal pay advocate Deborah Eisenberg

Deborah Eisenberg started her law career as a litigator who loved the "thrill of the battle," standing up for the disadvantaged and less powerful. But when it comes to resolving disputes, sometimes she says it's better to talk it out.

Eisenberg, a professor at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, specializes in employment law and dispute resolutions. She serves as faculty director of the UM Carey Center for Dispute Resolution and also works as a mediator in civil and employment cases.

She also has championed equal pay for women, an issue that's drawn renewed attention recently.

Early last week, President Barack Obama signed two executive...

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