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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:

  • 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)
      • REGIONAL SOLICITOR Janet Herold
        • DEPUTY REGIONAL SOLICITOR Susan Gillet Kumli
          • Counsel for Civil Rights/ ERISA Ian Eliasoph
          • Counsel for ERISA Danielle L. Jaberg
          • Counsel for Labor Relations/ Ethics David M. Kahn
          • Counsel for MSHA and OSHA Susan Gillett Kumli
    • 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
        • Wage and Hour Counsel Susan Seletsky
    • 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
        • Counsel for MSHA and OSHA Patricia Drummond
        • Management Analyst Claire Barba