Bloomberg Law
April 4, 2020, 12:00 PM

EEOC Picks Mix Civil Rights, Business Litigation Experience

Paige Smith
Paige Smith

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the federal agency tasked with combating workplace discrimination, is poised for a revamp of its leadership panel if the Senate signs off on a three-nominee package that balances Republican and Democratic interests in an effort to avoid partisan pitfalls.

Two Republican nominees—Gibson Dunn lawyer Andrea Lucas and Labor Department official Keith Sonderling—have experience defending corporate clients like Ford Motor Co. against accusations of bias from women and minority workers, according to a Bloomberg Law analysis of their case work. But neither has litigated a discrimination claim on behalf of a worker, a reality that some ...

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