Rene Alexander Acosta

Former Secretary of Labor at United States Department of Labor

Rene Alexander Acosta

Rene Alexander Acosta

Former Secretary of Labor at United States Department of Labor

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01/16/1969 - Miami, FL, United States





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President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at U.S. Century Bank

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Member, Board of Directors at U.S. Century Bank

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Partner at Sedgwick LLP

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Chair, Amigos at University of Miami Libraries - Cuban Heritage Collection

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Former Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer at Florida East Coast Industries LLC

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Former President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at U.S. Century Bank

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Member, Board of Directors at Baptist Health South Florida Foundation

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Attorney at Morgan & Morgan PA

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Director, Development at Florida International University - College of Law

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Rene Alexander Acosta
Former Secretary of Labor at United States Department of Labor
JD, cum laude
Class of 1994

Harvard Law School offers an energetic and creative learning environment, a diverse and dedicated faculty—whose expertise spans a broad array of legal subjects—and a student body that comes from every state in the U.S. and more than 70 countries around the world. Approximately 1,900 students attend HLS each year: 1,680 J.D. students, 160 LL.M. students, and 50 S.J.D. candidates. The faculty includes more than 100 full-time professors and more than 150 visiting professors, lecturers on law, and instructors. The curriculum features more than 260 courses and seminars that cover a broad range of traditional and emerging legal fields. A Harvard Law education prepares students for success in law practice, business, public service, teaching, and more. Most HLS students are pursuing a J.D. (Juris Doctor) degree, while many others are earning an LL.M. (Master of Laws) or the S.J.D. (Doctor of Juridical Science). Harvard Law School also offers many joint degree programs, coordinated programs, and concurrent degree opportunities with other schools within Harvard University. The Law School community is also home to numerous research programs and engaging publications, including books, scholarly periodicals, newsletters, and a weekly student newspaper.

A.B. in Economics
Class of 1990

The oldest corporation in the Western Hemisphere is the Harvard Corporation, known formally as the President and Fellows of Harvard College. It is the smaller of Harvard’s two governing boards; the other is the Board of Overseers. Following are the members of the Harvard Corporation.


American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.


The Latino Corporate Directors Association was founded in 2012 and is an organization comprised of Hispanic corporate directors. After uncovering disparities in Hispanic representation in the corporate world, they united with the common goal of increasing Hispanic participation in boardrooms across the United States.

Career History
2009 - 2017

The mission of the Florida International University College of Law is to serve the citizens of the State of Florida, particularly South Florida, by providing access to the legal profession through a contemporary, high-quality educational program. Like the University and metropolitan communities of which they are a part, the student body, faculty and administration reflect a wide variety of backgrounds and interests. Out of this diversity, FIU Law seeks to create a scholarly community in which students and faculty discuss issues freely and with respect for differing perspectives. FIU Law offers a curriculum that prepares students for ethical and effective practice of law in an increasingly global and multicultural world. The curriculum includes a full and faithful presentation of the courses traditionally offered at nearly all U.S. law schools. In addition, building on the parent university’s distinction in its international programs, the curriculum incorporates important developments in the globalization of both public and private law. The academic program takes a pervasive approach to international and comparative law, incorporating these perspectives into all domestic law classes, and includes a required introductory course and a rich array of upper level electives in international, transnational and comparative law. Recognizing the importance of a solid grounding in the skills and values of the profession, the curriculum further provides students with extensive, rigorous legal research and writing experiences, introduces other lawyering skills such as counseling and negotiation, and introduces the important professional values of civility and ethical practice.

1994 - 1995

The United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit is a federal court with appellate jurisdiction. The court is composed of 14 active judges and is based at the James A. Byrne Courthouse in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The court also conducts sittings in other venues, including the U.S. Virgin Islands.

United States Attorney, Southern District of Florida
2003 - Prior

The Department of Justice enforces the law and defends the interests of the United States according to the law; ensures public safety against threats foreign and domestic; provides federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; seeks just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior; and ensures fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.

Boards & Committees
Chairman, Board of Directors
2013 - 2017

U.S. Century Bank operates as a community bank and provides banking services. It offers merchant services, business card services, small business and SBA loans, commercial loans, commercial real estate loans, global banking services, personal card services, residential loans, international banking, business e-banking, and treasury management. The company is headquartered in Miami, FL.

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Gulliver Schools, Inc. is a private company headquartered in Miami, FL, that operates as a college.

Board Member
2002 - 2003

The National Labor Relations Board is an independent federal agency vested with the power to safeguard employees' rights to organize and to determine whether to have unions as their bargaining representative. The agency also acts to prevent and remedy unfair labor practices committed by private sector employers and unions.

Member of the Military Affairs Board, Office of Community Advocacy

Miami-Dade County encompasses more than 2,000 square miles (larger than the states of Rhode Island and Delaware). One-third of Miami-Dade County is located in Everglades National Park. Our community is located along the southeast tip of the Florida peninsula. It is bounded by Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean to the east, Everglades National Park to the west, the Florida Keys to the south, and Broward County to the North. Governance The Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners is the governing body of unincorporated Miami-Dade County and has broad, regional powers to establish policies for Miami-Dade County services. The government provides major metropolitan services countywide and city-type services for residents of unincorporated areas. Miami-Dade has a Mayor with the power to veto Commission action items. In January 2007, the Mayor was given additional powers providing for the oversight of the day-to-day operations of Miami-Dade. The Mayor can only serve two terms of four years. Through ordinances and resolutions, the 13-member Commission sets policies and establishes laws for the community. Commissioners are chosen in non-partisan, single-district elections, and have no term limits. Miami-Dade County is structured into 13 districts. Residents choose only from among candidates running in the district in which they live. Commissioners serve four-year staggered terms, with elections scheduled every two years.

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Florida International University Foundation, Inc. (FIU Foundation) was established in 1969 to encourage, solicit, receive and administer gifts for scientific, educational and charitable purposes for the advancement of Florida International University and its objectives. It is registered by the State of Florida as a charitable organization and is approved by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service as a tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization. The Foundation has also been certified as a Direct Support Organization (DSO) of Florida International University as defined in Florida Statue 1004.28. The FIU Foundation is a non-profit corporation governed by a Board of Directors, whose members play a significant role in the development of the University as a major educational, cultural and economic resource. Through the involvement of the Directors and their contribution of time, leadership and financial resources, the mission of the University is advanced. The Foundation's corporate affairs are managed by Howard R. Lipman, President & CEO. The Foundation's business office is managed by Assistant Treasurer Gabriel Eszterhas, Controller, Milagros Garcia Chica, along with Marisel Lieberman, Assistant Director for Budgeting & Investments. Hope Herman is the Director of Foundation Board Relations and is assisted by Patricia L. Mauter, Coordinator.

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