EEOC Commissioner Lipnic Renominated

President Barack Obama announced that he would nominate Victoria Lipnic to serve another term on the EEOC.  Lipnic, who received a recess appointment from President Obama in March 2010 and was confirmed by the Senate in December of that year, has been tapped for a second five-year term that would end in July 2020. Below is… Continue reading EEOC Commissioner Lipnic Renominated

U.S. DOJ Gets New Acting Director

In September, President Obama nominated Charlotte Burrows to the vacant commissioner slot at the EEOC.  Burrows is former counsel to the late-Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA) and a former attorney at DOJ.  Some EEOC-watchers were surprised by the Burrows nomination since there was some supposition that the EEOC slot was going to go not to Burrows but to… Continue reading U.S. DOJ Gets New Acting Director

President Seeks to Fill EEOC Vacancy

On September 15, President Obama nominated Charlotte A. Burrows to be a Member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for a term expiring July 1, 2019.  Burrows is Associate Deputy Attorney General at U.S. Department of Justice.  Previously she was General Counsel for Civil and Constitutional Rights to Sen. Ted Kennedy; and before that, Deputy Chief… Continue reading President Seeks to Fill EEOC Vacancy

EEOC Chair Berrien Moves Out; Yang Moves Up; Vacancy Unfilled; and Lopez Renominated

Jackie Berrien has left the EEOC.  Vice chair, Jenny Yang, has been elevated to the position of chair.  Yang is a former NELP staffer and former partner of the DC-based plaintiff law firm, Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll P.L.L.C.  For now, the commission has two Democrats and two Republicans.  A new nomination to fill Berrien’s vacancy… Continue reading EEOC Chair Berrien Moves Out; Yang Moves Up; Vacancy Unfilled; and Lopez Renominated

EEOC Personnel: Feldblum Confirmed for Second Term

In December 2013, the U.S. Senate confirmed Commissioner Chai Feldblum to a second term at the EEOC on a largely, but not exclusively, partisan vote of 54-41. The 54 yea votes came from all of the 50 Democrats who voted, two independents, Sen. Angus King (I-ME) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT), and two Republicans, Susan Collins… Continue reading EEOC Personnel: Feldblum Confirmed for Second Term

EEOC Personnel: Jenny Yang Elevated to Vice Chair

On April 28, 2014, EEOC Commissioner Jenny Yang was appointed by President Obama to be the vice chair of the Commission.  Commissioner Yang was appointed to the commission in 2013, as noted in yesterday’s press release Immediately prior to joining the EEOC, Yang was a partner of Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC where she… Continue reading EEOC Personnel: Jenny Yang Elevated to Vice Chair