Eugene Scalia, President Donald Trump’s appointee to replace Alex Acosta as secretary of Labor, earned over $6.2 million last year from the law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, where he is a partner.
Scalia, the son of the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, has been formally nominated to lead the Department of Labor. According to his financial disclosures made public as part of the nomination process, that figure includes both a partnership share and a bonus from the firm, where he has worked since 2003.
Scalia, who said in a letter detailing the disclosures that he would resign from the firm at the date of his confirmation, will also receive a pro rata partnership share for his time at the firm in 2019, which he estimated would fall between $1 million and $5 million.
Scalia currently co-leads the firm’s administrative law and regulatory practice group, formerly co-chaired the labor practice and has attracted a steady stream of engagements on behalf of clients, ranging from Ford and Boeing to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and major financial industry trade groups.