Michael Bernick

Michael Bernick

Research Fellow, Center for Regional Economics

Michael Bernick is a research fellow at the Milken Institute’s Center for Regional
Economics, focusing on job creation and workforce development projects. In
addition, Bernick currently serves as counsel in the area of employment and labor
law for the international law firm Duane Morris. He previously served for nearly
five years as director of the California Employment Development Department
(EDD), the 10,000-person state department of labor. As EDD director, he oversaw
the administration of the state’s employer tax collection system, unemployment
insurance system, and disability insurance system. Bernick is a graduate of Harvard
College, Oxford University (Balliol College), and the University of California, Berkeley
School of Law.

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