Lyssa E. Hall has been employed with the United States Department of Labor since 1987. She is currently the Director of the Office of Exemption Determinations in the Employee Benefits Security Administration. OED is responsible for the consideration and disposition of requests for exemptions from the prohibited transactions provisions of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) and the Federal Employees Retirement Security Act (FERSA). Ms. Hall is a former instructor for EBSA's Basic, Financial Institutions and Customer Service training courses for new employees. She is a frequent speaker at national financial industry conferences and seminars and ALI-ABA sponsored events. Ms. Hall received a B.A. in Political Science from Howard University. She also holds a J.D., L.L.M. in tax and a certificate in employee benefits law from the Georgetown University Law Center. Ms. Hall is a member of the Maryland bar.