Tanya L. Goldman

Senior Policy Analyst/Attorney, Job Quality

Tanya L. Goldman is a senior policy analyst/attorney with CLASP’s job quality team. Ms. Goldman focuses on policy solutions that improve job quality for workers, strengthen worker protections, and increase economic security for low-income working families. She brings expertise in the strategic enforcement of workplace labor standards.Prior to joining CLASP, Ms. Goldman had several positions in the federal government focused on protecting and upholding labor and employment laws.  She worked at the U.S. Department of Labor, first as the Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Policy Advisor to the Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division, focusing on strategic enforcement and protection of workers’ labor standards.  She also served as an Administrative Appeals Judge, issuing decisions in cases arising under a wide range of worker protection laws.  Before working at the U.S. Department of Labor, Ms. Goldman prosecuted violations of federal employment laws at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Early in her career, Ms. Goldman clerked for a federal judge and taught at Tulane University Law School. An adjunct professor at the Georgetown University Law Center, Ms. Goldman holds an undergraduate degree from Stanford University and a law degree from Harvard Law School.