Effective January 2021, Carla Siegel was appointed by International President Robert Martinez Jr. to the position of General Counsel for the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. She had served as the IAM’s Deputy General Counsel since 2010 and began her tenure at the IAM in 2003 as an Associate General Counsel. Throughout her time at the IAM, Ms. Siegel has been involved in a wide-range of legal matters under the Railway Labor Act, the National Labor Relations Act, the LMRDA, Title VII, internal union governance and other labor laws.
Ms. Siegel has served as the union-side co-chair of the Railway Labor Act subcommittee of the ABA’s Section of Labor and Employment Law (2012-2015). She also is a Senior Editor for treatise The Railway Labor Act.
Prior to the IAM, she was a Partner at Zwerdling, Paul, Leibig, Kahn & Wolly, PC., a union-side labor and employment law firm where she represented mostly public sector unions. In addition to labor matters, Ms. Siegel litigated numerous Fair Labor Standards Act cases and represented employees in EEO matters. Ms. Siegel graduated summa cum laude from American University’s Washington College of Law in 1993.