Paul DeCamp, Member of the Firm in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice, in the firm’s Washington, DC office, was quoted in Bloomberg Law, in “Harder-Charging Patrick Pizzella Takes Labor Reins from Acosta,” by Ben Penn and Josh Eidelson. (Read the full version – subscription required.)
Following is an excerpt:
Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta’s exit paves the way for longtime GOP government official and management ally Patrick Pizzella to become acting labor secretary. …
The White House has yet to announce if Pizzella or another internal DOL official will be tapped as the nominee to become permanent labor secretary.
“Based on how cabinet picks have gone so far … my money would be on a nominee from outside of the Department, perhaps someone with strong support from the business community and who shares the President’s commitment to a deregulatory agenda,” emailed Paul DeCamp, a former Republican Labor Department agency head who now represents businesses. “Given the timing relative to the 2020 election, the identity of the next Secretary takes on its full significance only if the President wins reelection.”