President Trump on Monday created some new beltway waves when he nominated outsider Janet Dhillon, currently an executive vice president and general counsel at Burlington Stores Inc., to be chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
If confirmed by the Senate, she would replace Victoria Lipnic, currently acting chair, who would remain as a commissioner.
Dhillon previously served as executive vice president and general counsel at J.C. Penny.
Dhillon got her start in law at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, working in the Washington and Los Angeles offices, and spent 13 years at the firm. She is a 1991 graduate of the UCLA School of Law.
The five-member commission currently has one vacancy that has been open since January. Commissioner Jenny Yang’s term is set to expire July 1, but Bloomberg BNA reports that she may exercise her right to stay on 60 days after her term formally expires.