Last week, amidst the drama of Andrew Puzder’s withdrawal from consideration as the Secretary of Labor, the Trump administration quietly appointed Nicholas Geale as the acting Solicitor for the Department of Labor. The Solicitor of Labor is counsel for the various agencies within the Department of Labor, such as OFCCP and OSHA, representing them in litigation and initiating lawsuits on their behalf.
Geale is a Department of Labor veteran, previously serving under President George W. Bush. His appointment is yet another key piece of the Department of Labor leadership team under President Trump. With this appointment, and following the confirmation of Alex Acosta, the President’s alternative nominee for Secretary of Labor, the Administration can move forward with the identification of Agency heads, including a new Director of OFCCP.