Catholic University’s Federalist Society received a broad overview of the current trends in labor law on Jan. 25 from one of its best-known practitioners. Eugene Scalia (above) former solicitor for the Department of Labor and a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, spoke to society members about the role litigators in government and in private practice play in shaping government policy.
In remarks titled “Public Policy Litigation with the Government,” Scalia, a prominent labor lawyer and son of the Supreme Court Justice, provided an engaging account of developments in the labor movement, labor law, as well as his involvement in the widely-publicized Boeing litigation against the National Labor Relations Board.
“He also discussed how labor law and securities law are coming together, due to the rise in shareholder activism on the part of unions and other groups,” said Roger V. Abbott, CUA chapter president of the Federalist Society.
Scalia also shared with students details of his successful litigation against the Securities Exchange Commission in the recent proxy access case. Following his presentation, he entertained questions about his practice, offered career advice, and spent time chatting with students over refreshments.
Scalia is a member of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher’s executive committee and chairs the firm's labor and employment practice group, which was recently recognized as the nation’s top employment group by The American Lawyer.
He is also chair of the firm’s administrative law and regulatory practice group and a member of its appellate and constitutional law practice group.