Gomez Confirmed as Assistant Secretary of Labor for EBSA

The Senate has confirmed Lisa Gomez as Assistant Secretary of Labor for the Employee Benefits Security Administration by a 49 to 36 vote. Ms. Gomez was nominated by President Biden in July 2021, and an initial attempt at confirmation in June failed by a 49-51 vote.

Ms. Gomez has been a partner with the law firm of Cohen, Weiss and Simon and chair of the firm’s management committee. The law firm focuses on labor, employee benefits, union governance practice, and other employment areas. According to her Cohen, Weiss and Simon biography, Ms. Gomez has represented Taft-Hartley multiemployer pension and health plans, as well as single employer, supplemental, and federal health plans. She is a graduate of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Labor and Employment Law’s Leadership Development Program and has held several board or committee positions with the ABA and other organizations.