October 20, 2021    
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Bookings closed

Retirement Income Security and Economic Recovery

The View From Business

(Virtual Meeting)

Join DC LERA for the fourth in a series on Return to Work sponsored by the US-Canada Office of the International Labor Organization.  We will hear from Chantel Sheaks and Marc Freedman of the US Chamber of Commerce as we conclude our October series on Return to Work.  Chantel is an expert on retirement income security and Marc is well versed in how the business community is adapting to the post-pandemic world.  Join us in a conversation moderated by DC LERA President Steve Sleigh.

Steve Sleigh


Moderated by DC LERA President Steve Sleigh.


Chantel Sheaks

Chantel Sheaks has 25 years of experience in employee benefits law, including both policy and practice. Chantel has held a variety of positions, including partner at a major international law firm, government relation consultant for a global benefits consulting firm, and fund director/general counsel for a national multiemployer health fund.  She also was an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center for 17 years.  Chantel has a BA in Spanish and Russian from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College and a JD from Northeastern University School of Law.

Marc Freedman

Marc Freedman is Vice President of Workplace Policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. He is responsible for developing and advocating the Chamber’s response to a wide variety of workplace policy matters. These include union organizing and other labor management issues; overtime, minimum wage, and other Fair Labor Standards Act issues; paid leave and FMLA issues; and OSHA and workplace safety issues.  Before joining the Chamber in October 2004, Freedman was the regulatory counsel for the Senate Small Business Committee under the chairmanships of Sens. Kit Bond (R-MO) and Olympia Snowe (R-ME). He focused on ensuring that agencies properly take into account the impact of their regulations on small businesses under the Regulatory Flexibility Act. He was also deeply involved in blocking the Clinton OSHA ergonomics regulation, and the effort to pass legislation to help small businesses obtain better options for health insurance. Prior to joining the Small Business Committee in July 1999, Freedman had several positions with different construction trade associations including the Painting and Decorating Contractors of America, the Associated Builders and Contractors, and the National Association of Home Builders. Mr. Freedman graduated cum laude from Amherst College, and received his law degree from Case Western Reserve University. He has appeared on various media outlets including Fox News, CNBC, Bloomberg TV, and National Public Radio, and in print in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post, as well as having testified before Congress on behalf of the U.S. Chamber.

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