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Victoria Ann Lipnic (born 1960) is an American lawyer. She has been a Commissioner of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) since 2010.[1]

Victoria Lipnic
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Acting Chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
In office
January 25, 2017 – May 15, 2019
PresidentDonald Trump
Preceded byJenny R. Yang
Succeeded byJanet Dhillon
United States Assistant Secretary of Labor for Employment Standards
In office
March 22, 2002 – January 20, 2009
PresidentGeorge W. Bush
Preceded byBernard E. Anderson
Succeeded byShelby Hallmark (acting)
Personal details
Victoria Ann Lipnic

1960 (age 58–59)
Carrolltown, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Children2 sons
EducationAllegheny College (BA)
George Mason University (JD)

Early lifeEdit

Lipnic was born in Carrolltown, Pennsylvania,[2] where her late father Ed Lipnic was a teacher and long-serving mayor.[1]

Lipnic has a bachelor's degree in Political Science and History from Allegheny College and a JD degree from George Mason University School of Law.[1]


Before joining the EEOC in 2010, Lipnic was a counsel at the law firm of Seyfarth Shaw LLP in Washington, DC.[1] She served as Assistant Secretary of Labor for Employment Standards from March 22, 2002 – January 20, 2009.[3]

In November 2016, it was speculated that Lipnic might become United States Secretary of Labor in the Trump Administration.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d "Victoria A. Lipnic, Commissioner". Retrieved 2016-11-11.
  2. ^ CQ Press (9 October 2015). Federal Regulatory Directory. SAGE Publications. p. 331. ISBN 978-1-4833-8479-5.
  3. ^ U.S. Department of Labor — Employment Standards Administration (ESA) — ESA ASSISTANT SECRETARY
  4. ^ Lipnic seen as frontrunner for Labor Secretary | Employee Benefit News