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Lawyers’ Committee Applauds Senate Confirmation of Charlotte A. Burrows as Commissioner of the U.S. EEOC

For Immediate Release December 5, 2014

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Following this week’s Senate vote confirming Charlotte Burrows and David Lopez to the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Lawyers’ Committee) released the statement below:

WASHINGTON, D.C., December 4, 2014 — The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law applauds the Senate’s confirmation of Charlotte Burrows to serve as Commissioner of the US EEOC and David Lopez to the serve as general counsel of the US EEOC.  Ms. Burrows is an accomplished advocate for working people and a leading litigator in the employment rights arena.  Burrows’ outstanding achievements and exceptional experience have led to this well-deserved confirmation.

“Early in her career Charlotte demonstrated a special proficiency for promoting workplace equality,” said Lawyers’ Committee President and Executive Director Barbara R. Arnwine. “Her relentless pursuit for workplace justice as general counsel for Civil and Constitutional Rights to Senator Edward M. Kennedy on the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions was invaluable.”

Currently, Burrows champions equal opportunity as the associate deputy attorney general at the U.S. Department of Justice. “As an advocate and a woman I am extremely proud of Charlotte’s nomination,” said Lawyers’ Committee Public Policy Director Tanya Clay House. “Her extraordinary engagement in protecting the rights of all workers through effective litigation strategies and previously through the legislative process has been an inspiration to us all.” 

About The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
The Lawyers' Committee, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, was formed in 1963 at the request of President John F. Kennedy to involve the private bar in providing legal services to address racial discrimination. The Lawyers' Committee celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2013 as it continued its quest of "Moving America Toward Justice." The principal mission of the Lawyers' Committee is to secure, through the rule of law, equal justice under law, particularly in the areas of fair housing and fair lending, community development, employment, voting, education and environmental justice.

For more information about the Lawyers' Committee, visit www.lawyerscommittee.org.

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