On February 23, President Barack Obama announced his intention to nominate Seth Harris ’90 to be deputy secretary of the Department of Labor.

Harris is a professor and director of labor and employment law programs at New York Law School. He was most recently the working group leader of the Obama Transition Projects Agency for the labor, education, and transportation agencies. He also served as the chair for Obama for America’s labor, employment, and workplace policy committee and co-chaired the disability committee.

During the Clinton administration, Harris served as counselor to the secretary of labor and acting assistant secretary of labor for policy, among other policy-advising positions.