Seth D. Harris

Former US Deputy Secretary of Labor

Seth counsels Dentons clients on matters related to labor, employment and immigration law and policy, as well as government performance, regulatory policy and practice, public policy and national politics.

Prior to joining Dentons, Seth served four and a half years as the US Deputy Secretary of Labor, and six months as Acting US Secretary of Labor and a member of President Barack Obama's Cabinet. Seth previously worked in the Labor Department during the Clinton administration as a policy, strategic, management and legal advisor to both Secretary Alexis Herman and Secretary Robert Reich. Prior to re-joining the Labor Department, Seth served as a professor of law at New York Law School and director of its Labor and Employment Law programs, and served as a visiting professor of law at Seton Hall Law School.

Seth is a graduate of the New York University School of Law, where he was editor-in-chief of the Review of Law and Social Change. He served as a law clerk to Judge William Canby of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and to Judge Gene Carter of the US District Court for the District of Maine. He received his Bachelor of Sciences degree from the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University. Seth recently returned to Cornell, where he will be a Distinguished Scholar teaching courses and conducting scholarly research.