Louis Lopez, is the Associate Special Counsel at the U.S. Office of Special Counsel in Washington, D.C. Louis has been practicing labor and employment law for 20 years and became a Section member in 2002. Prior to joining the Office of Special Counsel, he served as the Deputy Chief in the Employment Litigation Section of the Civil Rights Division at the U.S. Department of Justice, where he supervised the investigations and litigation of employment discrimination and retaliation cases. Prior to his service at the Justice Department, Mr. Lopez was Counsel to the Chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Counsel to the Equal Employment Opportunity Officer at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and served as an Appellate Litigation Attorney in the EEOC’s Office of General Counsel. Mr. Lopez also has worked in private practice at law firms in Washington, D.C., and Chicago; and he served as the Director of Human Resources for Washington Post Digital. Since 2005, Mr. Lopez has been an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University Law Center, where he teaches advanced courses on labor and employment law. He received a J.D. from Harvard Law School and an LL.M. in Labor and Employment Law from Georgetown University Law Center.This self-described “optimistic” lawyer is a great member to get to know.
Favorite Book: The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
Hobbies: Running and Movies
Favorite Movie: “Cinema Paradiso”
Dream Vacation: Australia
Midnight Snack: Ice Cream
Favorite Class in Law School: Employment Law