Michael Barr (Treasury official)

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Michael S. Barr

Michael S. Barr is a professor of law at the University of Michigan Law School. Previously he served as Assistant Secretary for Financial Institutions of the U.S. Treasury Department, where he helped to develop and pass the Dodd-Frank Act.[1]

Barr received degrees from Yale College, where he graduated summa cum laude with honors in history in 1987, Magdalen College, Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar and earned an M.Phil. in international affairs in 1989, and Yale Law School, from which he graduated in 1992.[2] He later served as a clerk for United States Supreme Court Justice David Souter and worked for the Policy Planning Staff of the State Department before first working for the U.S. Treasury Department and advising the White House during the Clinton administration. He returned to Treasury during the first two years of the Barack Obama administration, after which he returned to his teaching post at Michigan.


External links

University of Michigan Law School faculty page

Government offices
Preceded by
Robert K. Steel
Anthony Ryan (Acting)
Acting Under Secretary of the Treasury for Domestic Finance
Succeeded by
Jeffrey A. Goldstein
Preceded by
David Nason
Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Financial Institutions
Succeeded by
Cyrus Amir-Mokri