Damon A. Silvers
Associate General Counsel
Damon A. Silvers is an Associate General Counsel for the AFL-CIO. Mr. Silvers’ responsibilities include capital markets, corporate governance and general business law issues.
Mr. Silvers is the Deputy Chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel for TARP. He was appointed jointly by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. He also was the Chair of the Competition Subcommittee of the United States Treasury Department Advisory Committee on the Auditing Profession and a member of the United States Treasury Department Investor’s Practice Committee of the President’s Working Group on Financial Markets and is the Chair. Mr. Silvers is also a member of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board Standing Advisory Group and the Financial Accounting Standards Board User Advisory Council.
Prior to working for the AFL-CIO, Mr. Silvers was a law clerk at the Delaware Court of Chancery for Chancellor William T. Allen and Vice-Chancellor Bernard Balick.
Mr. Silvers received his J.D. with honors from Harvard Law School. He received his M.B.A. with high honors from Harvard Business School and is a Baker Scholar. Mr. Silvers is a graduate of Harvard College, summa cum laude, and has studied history at Kings College, Cambridge University.
Mr. Silvers is the primary author of “A Response to Vice-Chancellor Leo Strine Jr.’s, Toward Common Sense and Common Ground? Reflections on the Shared Interests of Managers and Labor in a More Rational System of Corporate Governance,” published in The Journal of Corporation Law (2007) and “The Current State of Auditing as a Profession: A View from Worker-Owners,” published in Accounting Horizons (2007). He is also the author of “Securities and Exchange Commission: Restoring the Capital Markets Regulator and Responding to Crisis,” published in Change for America: A Progressive Blueprint for the 44th President (2008).