The U.S. Senate confirms former Root-Tilden-Kern scholars as general counsel of the Treasury and as EEOC commissioner

On April 25, the U.S. Senate confirmed Christopher Meade ’96 as general counsel of the United States Department of the Treasury and Jenny Yang ’96 as a member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Both Yang and Meade were Root-Tilden-Kern scholars during their time at NYU Law.

Jenny Yang '96

Yang comes to the EEOC from the Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll, where she was a partner and a member of the civil rights and employment practice group. Specializing in civil rights class actions and wage and hour collective actions, Yang worked on cases such as Beck v. The Boeing Company, in which she successfully represented more than 28,000 female employees alleging sex discrimination. Previously, Yang served as a senior trial attorney in the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice.

Chris Meade '96

Meade was appointed principal deputy general counsel of the Treasury in 2010, and has served as acting general counsel since George Madison stepped down as general counsel last June. Before joining the Treasury, Meade was a partner at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, where he was a member of the litigation and securities departments, and a core member of the Supreme Court and appellate litigation group.

“For three years, Chris’s sound judgment and deep knowledge have made him a tremendous asset to Treasury and the Administration,” said Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew in a press release.  “His impressive grasp of a wide set of legal and policy matters ranging from the tax code to terrorism finance has been and will be vital as we move forward with initiatives of immense scope and complexity.  I am delighted the Senate took action on this critical nomination.”

Posted on April 30, 2013