Marshall J. Breger

Senior Fellow

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Marshall J. Breger is a Professor of Law at the Columbus School of Law, The Catholic University of America.

From 1993-1995 he was Senior Fellow at the Heritage Foundation specializing in labor, regulatory and trade policy (including NAFTA). His subjects included administrative law, alternate dispute resolution (ADR), labor law and international law.

During the George H.W. Bush Administration he served as Solicitor of Labor, the chief lawyer of the Labor Department with a staff of over 800. During 1992 by Presidential designation he served concurrently as Acting Assistant Secretary for Labor Management Standards. While Solicitor he was Chair of the Tripartite Advisory Panel on International Labor Standards (TAPILS).

From 1985-1991 Breger was the Chairman of the Administrative Conference. From 1987-1989 he also served as Alternate Delegate of the U.S. to the U.N. Human Rights Commission in Geneva. From 1986-1990 he was Member, Department of State Advisory Committee on International Law.  From 1982-1984 he served as Special Assistant to President Reagan and his liaison to the Jewish Community.

Breger is a contributing columnist to Moment magazine. He writes and speaks regularly on legal issues and has published or edited five books as well as written over 25 law review articles in publications including the Stanford Law ReviewBoston University Law ReviewDuke Law Journal and North Carolina Law Review. He has published as well in periodicals such as the Middle East Quarterly, the Los Angeles Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post,and the New York Times. He has testified over thirty times before the United States Congress.

Breger has written or edited numerous books including The Vatican-Israel Accord: Legal, Political, and Theological Issues (ed.)(Notre Dame University Press, 2004); Jerusalem: A City and Its Future (ed. with Ora Ahimeir)(Syracuse University Press, 2002); Jerusalem’s Holy Places and the Peace Process, with Thomas A. Idinopulos (Washington Institute for Near East Policy, 1998); Holy Places in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Confrontation and Co-Existence,Marshall J. Breger, Yitzhak Reiter and Leonard Hammer, eds. (London, Routledge- to be published 2009).

Breger holds a B.A. and M.A., 1967, from University of Pennsylvania; a B.Phil., 1970, from Oriel College, Oxford University; and a J.D., magna cum laude 1973, from the University of Pennsylvania Law School where he was an editor of the law review and a member of the Order of the Coif.



  • 1967, B.A. and M.A., University of Pennsylvania
  • 1970, B.Phil., Oriel College, Oxford University
  • 1973, J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School, Magna Cum Laude