815 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20006
Damon A. Silvers
Associate General Counsel, AFL-CIO
Damon A. Silvers is an Associate General Counsel for the AFL-CIO. Mr. Silvers’ responsibilities include corporate governance, pension and general business law issues. Mr. Silvers led the AFL-CIO legal team that won severance payments for laid off Enron and WorldCom workers. He has testified before numerous Congressional committees on issues arising out of the collapse of Enron. Mr. Silvers is Counsel to the Chairman of ULLICO Inc., where he has assisted a new management team address a business crisis arising out of serious misconduct by prior management.
Mr. Silvers is a member of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board Standing Advisory Group, the Financial Accounting Standards Board User Advisory Council, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences Corporate Governance Task Force, the New York Stock Exchange’s Stock Options Voting Task Force and was a member of the Advisory Committee on Analyst Independence to the House Capital Markets Subcommittee. He is a member of the American Bar Association’s Subcommittee on International Corporate Governance. 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.
• Law Clerk, Delaware Court of Chancery for Chancellor William T. Allen and Vice-Chancellor Bernard Balick
• Assistant Director, Office of Corporate and Financial Affairs for the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union
• Research Director, Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers, AFSCME
• Worked at Credit Suisse First Boston
• Worked at law firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore
M.B.A. with high honors, Harvard Business School
J.D. with honors, Harvard Law School
A.B. Summa Cum Laude, Harvard College