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The Regional Solicitor's Office for the Western Region litigates and provides legal support for the U.S. Department of Labor for civil matters arising in the following states and territories:

  • Alaska
  • America Samoa
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
  • Guam
  • Hawaii
  • Nevada
  • Idaho
  • Oregon
  • Washington

The Regional Solicitor's Office for the Western Region is San Francisco employs approximately 40 attorneys and 8 legal support staff, along with its branch offices.


Branch Offices

  • Los Angeles, California
  • Seattle, Washington

What We Do

The Regional Solicitor's Office for the Western Region:

  • Recommends and prosecutes litigation in U.S. District Court and before federal administrative tribunals;
  • Supports and assists various DOL enforcement agencies with development of strategic enforcement cases; and
  • Prepares legal interpretations and opinions.

While SOL attorneys in the Western Region may be called upon to handle cases arising out of any of the Department of Labor's program areas, nearly half of the work of the region arises from the investigations conducted by the Wage and Hour Division. The region also has a strong focus of litigation supporting the work of the Employee Benefits Security Administration and litigation of discrimination cases arising from investigations conducted by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs.

Litigation in the Western frequently concerns violations suffered upon immigrant and/or diverse workforces and often impacts workers in various service industries or in the agricultural sector. In recent years, the Western region has secured impactfull precedents to violations of law suffered by workers in a wide variety or fissured industries.


Accomplishments

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AGENCIES SUPPORTED:

CONTACT THE REGIONAL SOLICITOR'S OFFICE FOR THE WESTERN REGION

Region IX. SAN FRANCISCO
90 7th Street, Suite 3-700
San Francisco, CA 94103-1516
(415) 625-7740
(415) 625-7772 (fax)
ACTING REGIONAL SOLICITOR Susan Gillet Kumli
DEPUTY REGIONAL SOLICITOR Susan Gillet Kumli
Counsel for OSHA Susan Gillet Kumli
Counsel for ERISA Ian Eliasoph
Counsel for Labor Relations and Ethics David M. Kahn
Counsel for Wage and Hour Andrew Schultz
Counsel for Civil Rights Laura Bremer

Los Angeles
World Trade Center, Suite 370
350 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071-1202
(213) 894-4980
(213) 894-2064 (fax)
ASSOCIATE REGIONAL SOLICITOR Daniel J. Chasek
Counsel for MSHA Daniel J. Chasek
Management Analyst Laura Matus
Seattle
300 Fifth Ave., Suite 1120
Seattle, WA 98104-2397
(206) 757-6762
(206) 757-6761 (fax)
ASSOCIATE REGIONAL SOLICITOR Bruce L. Brown
Whistleblower Counsel Bruce L. Brown
Management Analyst Claire Barba