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Public Justice Attorney Tapped for EEOC General Counsel Post

June 3, 2022, 7:13 PM

President Joe Biden intends to nominate Karla Gilbride to serve as the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s general counsel, the White House said.

  • Gilbride works at Public Justice, a left-leaning legal advocacy group, where she litigates on behalf of low-wage workers, according to the White House announcement.
  • The Biden administration fired Trump-appointed general counsel Sharon Gustafsonon March 5, 2021. The Republican lawyer’s term was to run through 2023, prompting her to accuse the administration of a partisan power grab.
  • The termination triggered questions about the White House’s authority to remove Gustafson, as well as about the long-term role of ...