WASHINGTON—U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released the following statement after the Senate confirmation of Carlos G. Muñiz as the Education Department's General Counsel:
"We are pleased to finally have Carlos on the team," said Secretary DeVos. "After a protracted confirmation process, Carlos can at last get to work on behalf of our nation's students. He 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."
Mr. Muñiz most recently practiced law in Florida, where he primarily counseled clients in their interaction with state attorneys general and with Florida state government. He previously served as Deputy Attorney General of the State of Florida and as Deputy General Counsel in the Office of Governor Jeb Bush. Muñiz clerked for Judge José A. Cabranes of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit and for Judge Thomas A. Flannery of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.