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Ex-Federal Officials being considered for the EEOC General Counsel Vacancy

2017-05-24

Lawrence Lorber, previous Director of OFCCP, is in the running.

The White House has started interviewing candidates to fill the EEOC General Counsel vacancy and Lawrence Lorber and Esther Lander are among the candidates.

Lorder, Senior Counsel with Seyfarth Shaw in DC, served as a Deputy Assistance Secretary of Labor and Director of OFCCP during previous Republican administrations.

Lander, Partner with Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld in DC, was a Principal Deputy Chief of the Employment Litigation Section in the Justice’s Department Civil Rights Division.

The General Counsel position has broad discretion regarding EEOC’s litigation strategies and case selection.  Once the President makes his selection, the appointment would have to be confirmed by the Senate.  The President’s search for a nominee for this position has become a priority over filling the open EEOC Commissioner seat.

Until the position is filled, James Lee, a career EEOC attorney, is acting General Counsel.

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