David W. Garland, a Member of the Firm and Chair of the firm’s National Labor and Employment Steering Committee, in the firm’s New York and Newark offices, was quoted in Law360, in “Smoother Road to Confirmation Seen for New DOL Chief Pick,” by Vin Gurrieri. (Read the full version – subscription required.)
Following is an excerpt:
While the outspoken Puzder drew heat over his harsh anti-regulatory positions and a host of controversies relating to his personal life, becoming the first and so far only Trump cabinet pick to not be confirmed, management-side lawyers say the same fate is not likely to befall Acosta.
“He’s a much different pick than the first [nominee] for sure,” said David Garland of Epstein Becker Green. “Puzder had an extensive record on issues the labor secretary addresses and [he was] a nominee that we could look at and evaluate on those issues. [Acosta’s] views aren’t as well known as [those espoused by] Puzder.”