Lynn Rhinehart

Senior Fellow

Areas of expertise
Labor and employment policy  •  Unions  •  Collective bargaining

Lynn Rhinehart is a senior fellow at EPI, where she works on labor and employment policy with a focus on unions and collective bargaining. Rhinehart returns to EPI after serving in the Biden administration as a senior counselor to the Secretary of Labor and Acting Secretary of Labor, advising them on issues relating to unions, collective bargaining, and labor policy, including the White House Task Force on Worker Organizing and Empowerment (vice-chaired by the Secretary of Labor).

Previously, Rhinehart was general counsel of the AFL-CIO from 2009 until July 2018. She joined the legal staff at the AFL-CIO as an associate general counsel in 1996. While at the AFL-CIO, she was the executive director of the Lawyers Coordinating Committee (LCC), a national organization of 2,000 union-side labor lawyers in law firms and legal departments. Prior to joining the AFL-CIO, Rhinehart clerked for the Honorable Joyce Hens Green of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia and served on the staff of the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Labor. Rhinehart has authored publications on enforcement of federal workplace safety laws, the contingent workforce, and other topics. 

J.D., Georgetown University Law Center
B.A., University of Michigan