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Keith E. Sonderling, Vice Chair

EEOC Vice Chair Keith E. Sonderling

Vice Chair Keith E. Sonderling was nominated by President Trump on July 17, 2019, and was confirmed on September 22, 2020, for a term expiring July 1, 2024. Sonderling was also designated by President Trump to serve as Vice Chair of the Commission.

Prior to his appointment to the EEOC, Vice Chair Sonderling served as the Deputy Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor. He previously served as the Acting Administrator. The Wage and Hour Division administers and enforces Federal labor laws including the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, and the labor provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act. 

Prior to joining the administration in 2017, he practiced labor and employment law at the Florida-based Gunster Law Firm. 

Vice Chair Sonderling received his B.S., magna cum laude, from the University of Florida and his J.D., magna cum laude, from Nova Southeastern University.