President Trump formally submitted the nomination of Eugene Scalia as Secretary of Labor to the United States Senate for confirmation this week. Scalia, the son of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has extensive experience as a management side attorney and frequently challenged labor regulations that he saw as too labor-friendly. A labor lawyer and partner in the firm of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, he committed to recuse himself for one year from any decisions that could affect a former client (he has represented Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, Ford, Facebook, Delta, Marriott and Juul Labs among other major firms in the past). The Senate Judiciary Committee has scheduled a September 19 hearing to begin the confirmation process for Scalia, who also served as the DOL Solicitor General under President George W. Bush. He is expected to encounter some stiff opposition from Senate democrats