This excerpt is from a piece that originally ran on May 18, 2021.
Daniel Goldberg, legal director for the liberal Alliance for Justice, noted that while Biden has not yet nominated a union-side advocate, Washington federal court nominee Tana Lin did work for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and represented employees in consumer litigation at Keller Rohrback LLP.
Goldberg said it is still early in the process, as Biden announced his first batch of nominees in March. He expects attorneys with experience representing workers to be part of future slates of judicial nominees.
“I think there are scores of remarkable lawyers, whether fighting for workers post-Janus to have the ability to effectively unite and fight for quality wages and benefits, or people who have represented individuals for economic justice,” Goldberg said, referring to the landmark 2018 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Janus v. AFSCME.