Indian American Seema Nanda nominated as solicitor in Labor Department

Washington, DC: President Joe Biden on March 26, nominated yet another Indian -American civil rights lawyer and labor advocate Seema Nanda to be the Department of Labor Solicitor. 

“President Joe Biden has announced his intent to nominate Seema Nanda for Solicitor of the Department of Labor, ” the White House said in a statement. 

Nanda’s nomination to the senior administration is yet to be approved by the Senate. Earlier, she served as a a chief of state and deputy solicitor to the Labor department in President Barack Obama’s administration. 

After the Obama administration she was also a CEO of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) for about two years where she stepped down in 2020 to facilitate fundraising in the Biden’s election campaign. 

Nanda is currently a fellow at Harvard Law School’s Labor and Worklife Program. She grew up in Connecticut and is a graduate of Brown University and Boston College Law School. 

In prior stints in government she spent over 15 years in various roles as a labor and employment attorney. 

Nanda has also led the Justice Department’s Office of Immigrant and Employee Rights Section and was a supervisor attorney in the National Labor Relations Board. 

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