Lafe Solomon has practiced labor law in the federal government for over 40 years. He served in many capacities at the National Labor Relations Board, culminating in his appointment by President Barack Obama as Acting General Counsel from June 2010 to November 2013. He subsequently transferred to the Office of the Solicitor, Department of Labor, to lead the implementation of the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order, signed by President Obama on July 31, 2014. After his retirement from the federal government in January 2017, he served a 1-year appointment in 2020 as a part-time consultant to Senator Patty Murray on the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. He returned to the Office of the Solicitor as a part-time senior counsel in March 2021.
A native of Helena, Arkansas, Mr. Solomon received a B.A. degree in Economics from Brown University in 1970 and a J.D. from Tulane University in 1976.