Obama to nominate Chris Lu as deputy secretary, DOL

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WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama announced his intention to nominate Christopher P. Lu as deputy secretary, Department of Labor, a White House statement issued Jan. 8 said.

Lu is a senior fellow at the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress, and in 2013 he was also a fellow at the University of Chicago Institute of Politics and the Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy. From 2009 to 2013, Lu served in the White House as assistant to the president and cabinet secretary. Previously, in 2008, he served as executive director of the Obama-Biden Transition Project. From 2005 to 2008, he served as legislative director and then as acting chief of staff for then-U.S.

Sen. Obama. He previously served as deputy chief counsel of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform (Minority Staff).

He began his career as a law clerk to Judge Robert E. Cowen on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and as an attorney at Sidley Austin.

Lu was co-chair of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders from 2011 to 2013. He received an A.B. from Princeton University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

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