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President Obama recently announced his intent to nominate P. David Lopez for the position of General Counsel of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).  Lopez currently holds the position of Supervisory Trial Attorney for the EEOC’s Phoenix District Office.

Lopez has 13 years of experience working with the EEOC in both the field and at the agency’s headquarters.  He has tried several notable EEOC cases, including a jury verdict case against the software company GoDaddy.com for discrimination against a Muslim employee, and he obtained a consent degree with the Phoenix Suns for its sex restrictive hiring policies.  Lopez obtained his undergraduate degree in Political Science from Arizona State University and graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School.  From 1988 to 1991, he worked as an associate with the D.C. firm of Spiegel & McDiarmid.  Following this, he worked in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division.