Eugene Scalia Chosen to Replace Departing DOL Secretary Acosta

Eugene Scalia—son of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, and a litigator in the recent lawsuit that vacated Department of Labor (DOL) investment fiduciary regulations—has been picked by President Trump to succeed Alexander Acosta as DOL Secretary. Acosta resigned, effective today, amid controversy over a plea bargain arrangement in which he participated as a federal prosecutor before his appointment in 2017 as Secretary of Labor.

Scalia’s current employer, the law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, practices labor relations law. Scalia also served as an attorney in the DOL during the presidential administration of George W. Bush.