Jenny Yang, a plaintiff’s attorney at the law firm of Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll, has just been confirmed by the  Senate to succeed Stuart Ishimaru as an EEOC commissioner. Her term will expire July 1, 2017.


She represented 1.5 million women in the Wal-Mart Stores Inc. v. Dukes sex-discrimination class action, as well as more than 28,000 female employees alleging sex discrimination in in Beck v. The Boeing Company, which was settled in 2004 for $72 million.