Nicholas Geale

Hon. Nicholas Geale

Chief of Staff and Acting Solicitor, U.S. Department of Labor

On February 17, 2017, President Trump appointed Nicholas C. Geale as Deputy Solicitor of Labor, and he became Acting Solicitor of Labor in accordance with federal law. Mr. Geale also serves as the Chief of Staff for Secretary Acosta at the Department of Labor, effective August 20, 2017.

Mr. Geale previously served as a member of the National Mediation Board, which he joined in August 2013. Immediately prior to joining the National Mediation Board, Mr. Geale served as the Director of Oversight and Investigations for Ranking Member Lamar Alexander on the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. Before becoming Director of Oversight, Mr. Geale served as Oversight and Investigations Counsel on the Committee for Ranking Member Michael B. Enzi. Mr. Geale also served at the U.S. Department of Labor from 2006-2009, as an attorney in the Office of the Solicitor and as Counselor to the Deputy Secretary of Labor.

Prior to federal service, Mr. Geale had six years of experience in labor and employment matters, general commercial litigation and alternative dispute resolution in private and public practice, including serving as Assistant General Counsel for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.

Mr. Geale graduated from Georgetown Law in 1999 and Claremont McKenna College in 1996.