Sharon Block is Executive Director of the Labor and Worklife Program and Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School. Prior to coming to Harvard Law School in 2017, she led the policy office at the U.S. Department of Labor and served as Senior Counselor to the Secretary of Labor. For twenty years, Block has held key labor policy positions across the legislative and executive branches of the federal government. In 2012, President Obama appointed Block to be a member of the National Labor Relations Board. She was senior labor and employment counsel to the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee under Senator Edward Kennedy. While serving in the Obama White House, Block led the historic White House Summit on Worker Voice. Block serves on a number of labor-related board and advisory committees, including as a board member of the National Employment Labor Project and member of the Massachusetts Attorney General Labor Advisory Committee. In addition, she writes frequently on labor and employment issues and is a senior contributor to OnLabor.org. Block received her B.A. from Columbia University and her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, where she received the John F. Kennedy Labor Law Award.