Louis Lopez is the Associate Special Counsel at the U.S. Office of Special Counsel, where he manages the investigation, prosecution, and resolution of cases involving claims by federal employees alleging whistleblower retaliation, discrimination against service members and veterans, improper political activity, discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, and other civil service violations.
Prior to joining OSC, Mr. Lopez 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 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 and Counsel to the Equal Employment Opportunity Officer at the Federal Bureau of Investigation. In addition, Mr. Lopez has worked in private practice at law firms in both Washington, DC, and Chicago; and he served as the Director of Human Resources for Washington Post Digital. In these positions, he developed and implemented policy proposals and investigated, litigated at the trial and appellate levels, and resolved dozens of cases alleging discrimination and harassment based on race, national origin, sex, religion, age, and disability.
From 2005 to 2013, Mr. Lopez served as Adjunct Professor at Georgetown Law School, where he taught advanced courses on labor and employment law. Mr. Lopez received a J.D. from Harvard Law School and an LL.M. in Labor and Employment Law from Georgetown Law School.