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Acting Assistant Secretary for Policy
U.S. Department of Labor
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Jonathan Berry serves as the Acting Assistant Secretary for Policy at the U.S. Department of Labor, and was appointed Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy in April 2018. In that role, Berry is responsible for the policy direction and operations of the agency as he works with other agency leaders to deliver on the Department's policy priorities and regulatory agenda.
Berry previously served in the Office of Legal Policy at the U.S. Department of Justice. At DOJ, in addition to judicial nominations, Berry assisted with the work of the DOJ Regulatory Reform Task Force, including in the development of department-wide policies to harmonize DOJ's regulatory work with the rule of law. Prior to his service in the Federal government, Berry worked as a regulatory and appellate litigator at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP and Jones Day. Berry also served as a law clerk to Judge Jerry Smith of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and to Associate Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr. of the Supreme Court of the United States.
Berry has a Bachelor of Arts (with distinction) in Philosophy from Yale University and has a Juris Doctor from Columbia University School of Law, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and won the E.B. Convers Prize for best original legal writing