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Federal agency administrator , Law educator

Michael S. Barr, American federal agency administrator, law educator. Bar: New York, District of Columbia. Named a Who's Who in District of Columbia, Crain's New York Business, 2009; recipient Human Rights award, American Immigration Law Association, 1992, Charles G. Albom prize for appellate advocacy, Yale Law School, 1992; Rhodes scholar, Oxford University, 1989.


Barr, Michael S. was born in 1965.


Bachelor in History summa cum laude, Yale University, 1987. Juris Doctor, Yale University, 1992. Master of Philosophy in International Relations, Oxford University, England, 1989.


Law clerk to Honorary Pierre N. Leval United States District Ct (southern district) New York, 1992—1993. Law clerk to Justice David H. Souter, United States Supreme Court, 1993—1994. Special adviser & counselor Policy Planning Staff United States Department State, 1994—1995.

Special assistant to secretary Robert E. Rubin United States Department Treasury, Washington, 1995—1997, deputy assistant secretary for community development policy, 1997—2001. Special adviser to the President The White House, 1999—2001. Assistant professor law University Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, 2001—2009.

Assistant secretary for financial institutions United States Department Treasury, Washington, since 2009. Senior fellow Brookings Institution, 2001—2009, Center for American Progress.


  • Bar: New York, District of Columbia.


Married Hannah Smotrich. Children: Avital, Dani, Etai.

Hannah Smotrich

Avital Barr

Dani Barr

Etai Barr