Branden Lopez has been the executive director of the Center for Contract Compliance (CCC) since 2017, which investigates issues related to prevailing wage, apprenticeship, and workers’ compensation premium fraud. Before that, he served as a labor investigator since 2005, and worked in the construction industry as a laborer foreman from 2002 to 2005.
Branden was appointed by Governor Gavin Newsom to the Fraud Assessment Commission in October 2019 representing organized labor. Branden also serves on several boards, including the Board of Directors for the National Alliance for Fair Contracting, the Board of Trustees for IPM Health & Welfare Trust and the Laborers’ Vacation Savings Trust, and is the Recording Secretary on the Executive Board of the Laborers’ Union, Local 1184.
Branden earned a BA in Political Science/Law and Society from the University of California, Riverside, a Juris Doctor from Western State University College of Law and is a member of the California State Bar.