What You Need to Know
- Lisa Gomez would replace former EBSA head Preston Rutledge.
- If confirmed, Gomez would join Labor as it works on its new fiduciary rule.
- Gomez, a partner at Cowen Weiss and Simon in New York, specializes in employee benefits law.
President Joe Biden has nominated Lisa Gomez, a partner at Cowen Weiss and Simon in New York, to head the Labor Department’s Employee Benefits Security Administration.
Gomez, who specializes in employee benefits law, joined the firm in 1994 and became a partner in 2002.
She is the chair of the firm’s management committee and represents and advises a federal employee health benefit plan, various multiemployer pension and welfare plans, single employer plans, and jointly administered training program trust funds, as well as plans sponsored by unions for their internal staff, according to her bio.
Gomez, who would replace former EBSA head Preston Rutledge, provides advice on compliance with a variety of health care and labor laws, including the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, the Internal Revenue Code and the Affordable Care Act.