Howard M. Radzely

Hon. Howard M. Radzely

Vice President & Assistant General Counsel, Boeing Inc.

Howard Marc Radzely was the Deputy Secretary of Labor, the chief operating officer of the U.S. Department of Labor, a Cabinet agency with over 15,000 employees and an annual budget of over $50 billion, from December 19, 2007, through February 2, 2009. During that same period, Mr. Radzely also served on the board of directors for the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, a government agency that aids U.S. businesses in overseas investment and economic development, and he was a designated member of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, which monitors China’s human rights record and legal development. President George W. Bush designated Mr. Radzely the Acting Deputy Secretary of Labor effective January 24, 2007, and nominated him for the permanent position on May 10, 2007. Mr. Radzely was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as Deputy Secretary on December 19, 2007. Before serving as the Acting Deputy Secretary and Deputy Secretary, Mr. Radzely spent over three years as the Solicitor of Labor, the chief legal officer in the Department; he was confirmed as Solicitor on December 9, 2003. Mr. Radzely first joined the Department on June 4, 2001, as the Deputy Solicitor of Labor. He served as both the Deputy Solicitor and Acting Solicitor from June 2001 until January 2002. He also served as Acting Solicitor from January 2003 until his confirmation as Solicitor. Before joining the Department, Radzely was an attorney in private practice in Washington, D.C. , concentrating in labor and employment law. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business and magna cum laude from the Harvard Law School, where he served on the Harvard Law Review. After graduating from law school, but before entering private practice, Radzely clerked for the Honorable J. Michael Luttig, United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and for the Honorable Antonin Scalia, Supreme Court of the United States. Radzely served as the Acting Secretary of Labor from January 20, 2009, until February 2, 2009. As of the latter date, President Barack Obama appointed Department of Labor Deputy Assistant Secretary Edward C. Hugler to act as Secretary. On July 1, 2009, Radzely joined the global law firm Morgan, Lewis & Bockius as a partner in its labor and employment law practice. He is now Vice President & Assistant General Counsel at Boeing Inc.

  • Harvard Law School, 1995, J.D., Magna Cum Laude
  • University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business, 1992, B.S., Summa Cum Laude

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