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Seth D. Harris

Former Acting U.S. Secretary of Labor, Attorney at Seth D. Harris | Law & Policy
Seth D. Harris is an attorney in Washington, D.C. and a Visiting Professor at Cornell University’s Institute for Public Affairs. Building on almost seven years of service in the Clinton Administration, he was Acting U.S. Secretary of Labor (and a member of President Obama’s Cabinet) and Deputy U.S. Secretary of Labor from 2009 to 2014. Now, Secretary Harris is a nationally recognized expert in labor, employment and retirement law and policy, offering unique and valuable insights into the future of work and retirement, the condition of America’s middle class, and leadership in public policy and public affairs. He has co-authored three books and authored dozens of scholarly articles and op-eds on labor, employment, retirement and economics topics. Secretary Harris earned a bachelor of science degree with honors from Cornell University’s School of Industrial & Labor Relations and a juris doctor with honors from New York University’s School of Law.

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Six Starter Steps to Avoid a Personal Retirement Crisis

America is experiencing a retirement savings crisis. Seth Harris shares six starter steps to help avoid a personal retirement crisis at the Financial Freedom Studio.

America's Retirement Savings Crisis

America is in the midst of a retirement savings adequacy crisis. How did we get here? Seth Harris offers an explanation at the Financial Freedom Studio.