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Heather L. Slavkin

Senior Legal and Policy Adviser, Office of Investment, AFL-CIO

Heather Slavkin is the Senior Legal and Policy Advisor for the AFL-CIO Office of Investment. Ms. Slavkin's work focuses on legal, regulatory and corporate governance issues that impact union- and other worker-based pension, health and savings funds. She is the lead policy advisor on financial regulatory reform for the AFL-CIO and focuses on issues related to hedge funds and private equity, derivatives, systemic risk and corporate governance. Ms. Slavkin works with legislators, political organizations, pension funds and union affiliates to build support for policies that improve investor protections and regulatory oversight. She is also the chair of the Americans for Financial Reform task force on derivatives regulation.

Prior to joining the AFL-CIO, Ms. Slavkin was Assistant Counsel at BISYS Fund Services where she provided legal services related to establishing and maintaining mutual funds, money market funds and registered hedge funds of funds. Ms. Slavkin received her J.D. from Boston University School of Law and a B.S. in journalism from the University of Florida.

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