- Vice President, Employment Policy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Marc Freedman is vice president of workplace policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. He develops and advocates the Chamber’s response to OSHA matters; FLSA issues such as overtime, minimum wage, and independent contractors; paid leave issues; EEOC, and other labor and workplace issues.
Before joining the Chamber in October 2004, Freedman was the regulatory counsel for the Senate Small Business Committee under the chairmanships of former 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. He was also deeply involved in the battle over the Clinton OSHA ergonomics regulation.
Earlier in his career, Freedman held various positions with several construction trade associations, including the Painting and Decorating Contractors of America, the Associated Builders and Contractors, and the National Association of Home Builders.
Freedman graduated cum laude from Amherst College and received his law degree from Case Western Reserve University. He appears on various media outlets such as Fox News, CNBC, Bloomberg TV, and National Public Radio and in print in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and The Washington Post. In addition, he has testified before Congress on behalf of the U.S. Chamber.