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Administrative Conference Appoints New Members Renowned Experts Will Work to Improve the Administrative Process

Washington, D.C., September 4, 2012 – The Administrative Conference of the United States today announced the appointment of senior fellows, public members and a liaison representative to the Conference:

  • Senior Fellows
    • Kenneth W. Starr, Former U.S. Solicitor General and Federal Judge; currently President, Baylor University (ACUS Liaison Representative 1988-1989)
    • William H. Webster, Former Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Central Intelligence Agency and Federal Judge (ACUS Public Member 1991-1994)
  • Public Members
    • Gary D. Bass, Founder and Former Executive Director, OMB Watch; currently Executive Director, Bauman Foundation
    • George W. Madison, Former General Counsel, U.S. Department of the Treasury (ACUS Government Member 2010-2012)
    • Eugene Scalia, Former Solicitor, U.S. Department of Labor; currently Partner, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
    • Virginia E. Sloan, Founder and President, The Constitution Project
  • Liaison Representative
    • Melvin F. Williams Jr., Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Millennium Challenge Corporation

“I am honored these experts are joining the Conference to help us improve efficiency and effectiveness across government,” said Paul R. Verkuil, Conference Chairman. Members of the Administrative Conference donate their time and expertise to help improve government processes.  As a public-private partnership, the Administrative Conference brings together more than 150 agency heads, general counsels, law firm partners, public interest advocates and legal academics. “I am amazed by the depth of knowledge of our members and their notable accomplishments,” added Verkuil.  “Our goal is to work collaboratively to solve problems on a bipartisan basis and to benefit from the new ideas these distinguished individuals will bring to the Conference.” About ACUS The Administrative Conference of the United States is an independent federal agency dedicated to improving the administrative process through consensus-driven applied research, providing nonpartisan expert advice and recommendations for improvement of federal agency procedures. Its membership is composed of senior federal officials, academics, and other experts from the private sector with diverse views and backgrounds.  With the exception of the Chairman, all Conference Members are unpaid. The Conference is committed to promoting effective public participation and efficiency in the rulemaking process by leveraging interactive technologies and encouraging open communication with the public, making improvements to the regulatory process by reducing unnecessary litigation, and improving the use of science and the effectiveness of applicable laws. Learn more at

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