Bachelor in Economics, Political Science and International Rels., University of Southern California, l978; Master of Arts in Economics, University of Southern California, l98l; Juris Doctor, Columbia University, l984.
Associate Cravath, Swaine & Moore, New York City, 1984-1986. Chief counsel United States Senate Budget Committee, Washington, 1986-1994. Acting staff director, chief counsel United States Senate, 1994, Democratic chief of staff, chief counsel, 1995—1997.
Democratic deputy staff director, general counsel United States Senate Labor & Human Resources, 1997, Democratic chief of staff, chief counsel, 1997-1998. Counselor Wellstone President Exploratory Committee, 1998-1999. Deputy assistant to the President for Economic Policy The White House, 1999-2000.
Deputy director National Economic Council, 1999—2000. Senior counselor to Senator Russ Feingold, 2000—2001, legislation director, 2001—2003. Democratic general counsel United States Senate Finance Committee, 2003, deputy Democratic staff, general counsel, since 2003.
Board visitors Columbia Law School, since 1992. Member American Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar assosiation, New York Bar Association, Skull and Dagger, Blue Key, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi.
Married Ellen Lisa Weintraub, May 10, 1986. Children: Matthew Isaac, Natanya Miriam, Emma Sophia.