President Biden selects former Democratic National Committee head for top Labor Department post

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Seema Nanda. Photo: LinkedIn

President Joe Biden announced his intent to nominate Seema Nanda for Solicitor of the Department of Labor. Nanda was among a slew of top positions announced by the White House March 26, 2021.Nanda served as Chief of Staff, Deputy Chief of Staff, and Deputy Solicitor at the U.S Department of Labor in the Obama – Biden Administration.

Before that, she spent more than 15 years in various roles as a labor and employment attorney, mostly in government service.

She led the now named Office of Immigrant and Employee Rights Section of the U.S. Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, served as a supervisor attorney in the Division of Advice at the National Labor Relations Board, and worked as an associate in private practice in Seattle.

After the Obama – Biden Administration, Nanda led the Democratic National Committee as CEO and served as COO and Executive Vice President at the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.

She is presently a fellow at Harvard Law School’s Labor and Worklife Program.

Nanda served in the Biden-Harris transition team.

She grew up in Connecticut and is a graduate of Brown University and Boston College Law School.
 

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