FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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.”