On July 8, 2009, the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pension Committee, by voice vote, approved to nomination of Phyllis C. Borzi to head the Employee Benefits Security Administration (”EBSA”). Her nomination now heads to the full Senate for final approval.
Borzi is currently of counsel with O’Donoghue & O’Donoghue LLP in Washington, D.C., where her practice focuses on ERISA and employee benefits. She previously worked as Pension and Employee Benefits Counsel for the Subcommittee on Labor-Management Relations of the Committee on Education and Labor in the U.S. House of Representatives and served on a number of health care and employee benefit-related advisory boards.
On March 25, 2009, President Obama nominated her to serve as assistant secretary of labor for employee benefits security in EBSA, a DOL subdivision.