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Scalia to Sit Out DOL Cases Involving Powerful Corporate Clients

Aug. 30, 2019, 2:35 PM

The president’s choice for labor secretary, Eugene Scalia, would have a host of potential conflicts of interest involving a range of powerful corporations that are regularly the subject of Labor Department cases, newly released documents show.

Scalia has committed to sitting out for one year after taking the helm at the DOL all matters involving companies that are clients of his current law firm, unless he were to receive a waiver to participate, according to an ethics agreement posted Aug. 30 on the U.S. Office of Government Ethics website. He also pledged to remove himself from any department issues...

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