Robert Weinberger is a former Senior Fellow for the Financial Security Program and specializes in tax and financial services policy. Mr. Weinberger is the former Vice President for Government Relations for H&R Block, Inc. His responsibilities included liaison with the White House, the Treasury Department, IRS, Congress and business, consumer and public policy groups. Earlier in his career, Mr. Weinberger served in federal and state government – at the White House and Department of Commerce and Transportation, and as General Counsel to the Illinois State Comptroller – before leading government relations and public policy as an executive at Continental Bank, Unilever United States, and finally H&R Block, from which he retired in 2009. Mr. Weinberger graduated from Oberlin College and the University of Illinois College of Law. In addition, he studied at the University of Illinois Institute of Government and Public Affairs and at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.