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Lucas ’11 Appointed EEOC Commissioner
Andrea Lucas ’11 was appointed a commissioner with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
She was nominated by President Donald Trump in March 2020 and confirmed by the U.S. Senate in September for a term expiring July 1, 2025. The EEOC advances opportunity in the workplace by enforcing federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination.
“Ms. Lucas will make an excellent addition to the EEOC,” Chairwoman Janet Dhillon said in a statement. “Her extensive experience focusing on employment law, and in particular working with employers to comply with discrimination laws, will be very helpful to the work of the Commission. I look forward to working with her.”
Prior to her appointment to the EEOC, Lucas was a senior associate in the Washington, D.C., office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher since 2013, where she was a member of the firm’s labor and employment practice group as well as its litigation department. She has represented and advised employers on a wide range of matters, including significant work around employment discrimination. She started at Gibson as an associate out of law school.
“I’m honored to serve as a Commissioner of the EEOC. The American workforce is our country’s most valuable resource and ensuring that all workers have equal opportunity is critical to keeping our workplaces strong and safe,” Lucas said in a statement. “I look forward to working with my colleagues to prevent and remedy employment discrimination across our country and to address the new challenges for our country and the Commission posed by the complexities of the twenty-first century workplace and the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Lucas clerked for U.S. Judge James C. Cacheris of the Eastern District of Virginia.