Seth Hanlon is Director of Fiscal Reform at American Progress. His work focuses on tax policy issues, including tax expenditures in the federal budget.
Seth co-authored CAP’s long-term budget proposal, "Budgeting for Growth and Prosperity," and authored aweekly series on tax expenditures. He has testified before Congress and been cited by national media publications on tax reform issues.
Prior to joining CAP, Seth practiced law as an associate with the Washington, D.C., firm of Caplin & Drysdale, where he focused on tax issues facing individuals, corporations, and nonprofit organizations. Before law school, he served on Capitol Hill as a legislative and press aide to Reps. Harold Ford, Jr. (D-TN) and Marty Meehan (D-MA). On Capitol Hill, Seth worked on a wide range of issues, including legislative efforts to reform lobbying and congressional ethics laws, repeal the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, expand national and community service programs, increase transparency in consumer credit reporting, and modernize the nation's check payment systems. Seth also worked at the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City in Boston; there, he was part of a team that partnered with Inc. magazine to launch the inaugural Inner City 100, a list of the fastest-growing companies located in inner cities.
Seth received his J.D. from Yale Law School.