Nathan Mehrens is president of Americans for Limited Government Foundation. He previously served as ALGF's General Counsel. Before his service at ALGF, he was Special Assistant to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor. He previously served as Director of Research and General Counsel for several nonprofit organizations that monitor and advocate on labor union issues.

At the Labor Department, Mehrens drafted many of the regulatory reforms that the department promulgated to increase labor union financial transparency, including regulations on the Form LM-2, Form T-1 and Form LM-30. He shepherded each of these through the approval process from beginning to end. Mehrens worked closely with the department’s career lawyers on enforcement matters in the areas of white-collar crime and labor union officer elections.

Mehrens monitors regulations as a watchdog. He has drafted and filed regulatory comments with many federal agencies including the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Labor. In addition he has litigation experience on regulatory matters representing amici before the U.S. Court of Appeals and the National Labor Relations Board.

Mehrens has significant experience with the Freedom of Information Act. He manages ALGF’s FOIA program and has a history of bringing successful challenges when agencies attempt to withhold records. He has handled FOIA matters before every executive branch department and many of the independent agencies. 

Mehrens is a frequent media commentator and has been quoted by The Wall Street Journal, the Washington Times, Fox News, Fox Business, the Daily Caller, the Washington Examiner and other media outlets.

From Nathan Mehrens

Bringing Financial Transparency to Michigan's Public Sector Unions

Nathan Mehrens, a labor expert who helped implement financial reporting requirements for private sector unions while serving at the U.S. Department of Labor, explains how Michigan should reform its union transparency laws. Most public sector unions do not have to publicly disclose meaningful financial information, and Mehrens argues that Michigan lawmakers should adopt financial reporting requirements similar to those used by the federal government. … more

Union Transparency Study Featured in Daily Caller

Article details how disclosure can help members and expose corruption … more