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Biden Brings Back Nominees for EEOC Commissioner, Top Lawyer

Jan. 4, 2023, 1:28 PM

President Joe Biden late Tuesday tapped Kalpana Kotagal to be an EEOC commissioner and Karla Gilbride to be the agency’s general counsel, giving their nominations a second shot after they failed to make it past opposition in the Senate last year.

The two would fill key roles at the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and enable the agency to proceed with progressive priorities more easily.

Kotagal, a Democrat and civil rights lawyer at Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll, would take a seat on the five-member commission most recently held by Republican Janet Dhillon, who stepped down in November, leaving the ...