Eric Reed is a journalist who specializes in economic policy, law and global affairs. His work has included policy analysis for multiple elections, as well as coverage of the complications surrounding the 2008 recession and subsequent recovery. Eric is a former securities litigator with Dechert, LLC, where he specialized in litigation arising from complex or multi-step financial transactions. He has a pro-bono specialty in human trafficking issues. A regular contributor to The Street his writing has appeared in numerous outlets both online and in print, covering topics as diverse as the U.S. labor market, monetary policy and human rights. Eric holds his law and bachelor's degrees from the University of Michigan.