Academic journal article Labor Law Journal

Who's Who in Labor

Academic journal article Labor Law Journal

Who's Who in Labor

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Since our spring issue, the record-breaking delay on a Senate vote to either approve or disapprove President Obama's nomination of Loretta Lynch for U.S. Attorney General came to an end. By a vote of 56-43 Lynch's nomination was confirmed on April 23. President Obama first announced his choice of replacement for Attorney General Eric Holder on November 7, 2014. The vote on her confirmation was delayed longer than that on at least the last seven attorney generals combined.

Lynch is a career attorney with the Department of Justice. She is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School. Lynch began as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of New York. She later rose through the ranks, from Chief of the Long Island Office, to Chief Assistant U.S. Attorney, and finally to U.S. Attorney.

At the National Labor Relations Board, two new regional attorneys have been appointed by General Counsel Richard Griffin, Jr. Career attorney Eric V. Oliver has been named regional attorney of the agency's office in Cincinnati, Ohio (Region 9), and Joanne Mages has been named regional attorney of the agency's office in Indianapolis, Indiana (Region 25).

The EEOC has officially named the members of its Select Task Force on the Study of Harassment in the Workplace. The move comes in the wake of a public meeting, held earlier in January 2015, on the topic of Workplace Harassment. The task force, which will be co-chaired by EEOC Commissioners Chai R. Feldblum and Victoria A. Lipnic, will examine the problem of workplace harassment in all of its forms and look for ways by which it might be prevented and addressed.

The Select Task Force's members include: Fatima Goss Graves, Vice President for Education and Employment, National Women's Law Center; Patricia A. Wise, Partner, Niehaus, Wise & Kalas, and Co-Chair, Society for Human Resource Management Labor Relations Special Expertise Panel; Sahar F. Aziz, Associate Professor of Law, Texas A&M University; Meg A. Bond, Professor of Psychology and Director of the Center for Women and Work, University of Massachusetts Lowell; Jerry Carbo, Associate Professor of Management and Marketing, Shippensburg University; Manuel Cuevas-Trisán, Vice President, Litigation, Data Protection & Employment Law, Motorola Solutions, Inc. …

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