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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.

Latest Articles

COVID-19 Legislation Gives You Access to Your Retirement Savings. But Should You?

On March 27, 2020, Congress’ $2 trillion response to the economic consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic became law. This post will describe these provisions and offer suggestions about how you might put them to their best use in these challenging times. Learn more on the Financial Freedom Studio.

New Securities And Exchange Commission Rules Governing Your Relationship With Your Financial Professional

In June, 2019, the Securities and Exchange Commission approved the Best Interest Regulation, modifying the rules that govern how registered investment advisors and broker dealers give advice to consumers. Seth Harris breaks down what it all means and offers takeaways to discuss with your financial professional. Learn more on the Financial Freedom Studio.

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Planning For Health Care In Retirement When You Don’t Know What You Will Need

Predicting your health over years, even decades, in retirement is difficult. So is estimating the money you’ll need to pay for health care. Seth Harris shares six tips to help get you started planning for health care in retirement. Learn more at the Financial Freedom Studio.

Why Tax Planning Is A Necessary Part Of Retirement Planning

While our paycheck experiences offer a valuable reference point, taxes get a little more complicated in retirement. Seth Harris shares how planning for taxes today plays an important role in helping ensure you have sufficient income in retirement. Learn more at the Financial Freedom Studio.

Five Ways The New Congress’ Retirement Agenda Should Inform Your Retirement Planning

With the new Congress underway, forthcoming action, or continued inaction, may be relevant to some of the decisions you will make as you plan your retirement. Former Acting Secretary of Labor Seth Harris shares five tips on how retirement policy could affect your future plans. Learn more at the Financial Freedom Studio.

The Future of Retirement Policy In The New Congress

Seth Harris offers his insight on the challenges and opportunities facing the 116th Congress as it looks to address America’s retirement savings crisis. Learn more at the Financial Freedom Studio.