Phyllis C. Borzi is the Assistant Secretary of Labor for
the Employee Benefits Security Administration. As agency head, she
oversees the administration, regulation and enforcement of Title I
of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA).
Previously, Borzi was a research professor at George Washington
University Medical Center’s School of Public Health and Health
Services and of counsel with O’Donoghue & O’Donoghue LLP. She
was also pension and employee benefit counsel for the U.S. House of
Representatives, Subcommittee on Labor-Management Relations of the
Committee on Education and Labor.
Borzi is a charter member and former President of the American
College of Employee Benefits Counsel and served on its Board of
Governors; former member and former co-chair of the Advisory Board
of the BNA Pension & Benefits Reporter; former member of the
Advisory Board of the Pension Research Council, The Wharton School,
The University of Pennsylvania; and former member of the Board of
the Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement (WISER). In 2008, she
was appointed by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District
of Ohio and served as a public member of the Administrative
Committee for the Goodyear retiree health trust.
Borzi is a member of the American Bar Association (ABA), and the
former chair of the ABA’s Joint Committee on Employee Benefits. She
holds a Master of Arts degree in English from Syracuse University
and a J.D. from Catholic University Law School, where she was
editor-in-chief of the law review.