United States - Department of Labor

United States
Alexander Acosta

Mr. Acosta earned his undergraduate and law degrees from Harvard University.
Following law school, he worked as a law clerk for Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr., at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He then worked at the law firm of Kirkland & Ellis and went on to teach at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia School of Law. Secretary Acosta has served in three presidentially appointed, Senate-confirmed positions. In 2002, he was appointed to serve as a member of the National Labor Relations Board, where he participated in or authored more than 125 opinions. In 2003, he was appointed Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, and from 2005 to 2009 he served as the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida. Most recently, Secretary Acosta served as the dean of the FIU College of Law.  
Mr. Acosta was named Secretary of Labor on April 28, 2017.

Focal point: 
Robert Shepard, Director, Office of International Relations
Zhao Li, Deputy Director of the Office of International Relations
200 Constitution Ave. NW Washington DC 20210
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