The Senate has confirmed Carlos Muniz, formerly a partner and senior vice president at law firm McGuireWoods, as general counsel of the Education Department.
“[Muniz] has dedicated his career to upholding the law, and his insight and expertise will be invaluable as we work to advance educational opportunities for all students,” Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said in a statement published Wednesday.
He previously served as Florida’s deputy attorney general and as deputy general counsel in former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.
His career also includes time as law clerk at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the U.S. District Court for D.C.