Reeve T. Bull

Attorney Advisor, Staff

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Reeve T. Bull is an Attorney Advisor with the Administrative Conference of the United States.  Mr. Bull currently serves as Staff Counsel to the Committee on Regulation; Mr. Bull has also served as Staff Counsel for the Committees on Judicial Review and Administration & Management.  In addition, Mr. Bull serves as ACUS's coordinator for the Council of Independent Regulatory Agencies, a group of independent regulatory agencies chaired by ACUS that meets periodically on issues of mutual interest, and is the director of the ACUS internship program.  Mr. Bull has worked on projects related to international regulatory cooperation, the use of science by administrative agencies, presidential review of agency rulemaking, cost-benefit analysis, government contractor ethics, and e-rulemaking, amongst other things.  Mr. Bull was the In-House Researcher for the Federal Advisory Committee Act and Government in the Sunshine Act projects, and his reports served as the basis for ACUS Recommendations 2011-7 and 2014-2, respectively.  Mr. Bull also serves as an Adjunct Professor at George Mason University Law School, where he co-teaches a course on Legislation and Statutory Interpretation.

Mr. Bull previously worked in the private sector as an associate with the law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP and in government service as a law clerk to the Honorable Alvin A. Schall of the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals.  During his time as an associate with Gibson Dunn, Mr. Bull worked on a variety of litigation and regulatory matters. He participated in cases appearing before the United States Supreme Court, several federal Courts of Appeals, and numerous federal district courts and state trial courts. His experience spanned a variety of practice areas, including administrative, constitutional, intellectual property, antitrust, environmental, securities, and white collar criminal law. During his clerkship for Judge Schall, Mr. Bull assisted with appeals in cases spanning a variety of areas, with particular emphasis on administrative and patent law.

Mr. Bull attended law school at Duke University, where he graduated with highest honors and was inducted into the Order of the Coif. He was one of two recipients of the Willis Smith Award for compiling the most outstanding academic record in the graduating class and the recipient of the James S. Bidlake Memorial Award for achieving the highest grade in his first year legal writing section. Mr. Bull also served as a Note Editor on the Duke Law Journal. Prior to law school, Mr. Bull attended the University of Oklahoma, where he graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelors in Chemistry and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa.


  • 2007, JD, Duke University Law School, Highest Honors, Willis Smith Award, Order of the Coif
  • 2004, BS-Chemistry, University of Oklahoma, Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude



  • 2014, Participant in the European Union Visitors Programme
  • 2013, Named to Advisory Board of the Administrative Law Review

Speaking Engagements

  • May 2014, Presenter, Licensing and Permitting in the United States, US-China Administrative Licensing Dialogue, US Department of Commerce/Chinese Ministry of Commerce, Washington, DC
  • February 2014, Presenter, Developing a Domestic Framework for International Regulatory Cooperation, Symposium on New Approaches to International Regulatory Cooperation, New York University Law School, New York, New York
  • February 2014, Guest Lecturer, History and Recent Projects of the Administrative Conference of the United States, Regulatory Law and Policy Course, University of Pennsylvania Law School (Professor Cary Coglianese), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • February 2014, Presenter, Citizen Participation in Agency Rulemakings, Administrative Codes and Registers Section Meeting, National Association of Secretaries of State, Washington, DC
  • November 2013, Speaker, A Theoretical and Practical Analysis of Citizen Participation in Agency Decisionmaking, The Democratic Potential and Possible Pitfalls of Social Media and the Administrative State, American Bar Association, Administrative Law Conference, Washington, DC
  • November 2013, Speaker, Risk Assessment and Risk Management in International Regulatory Cooperation, The Globalization of Administrative Law: Regulatory Cooperation in the US-EU Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and Beyond, American Bar Association, Administrative Law Conference, Washington, DC
  • October 2013, Guest Lecturer, International Regulatory Cooperation in the US and EU, European Union Law, Policy, and Diplomacy Course, Professor Fernanda Nicola, American University Washington College of Law, Washington, DC
  • September 2013, Presenter, The Role of Cost Benefit Analysis in the Obama Administration, Trade Association Series on Effective Advocacy at the Federal Agencies, Crowell & Moring LLP, Washington, DC
  • August 2013, Presenter, Administrative Licensing in the United States, International Workshop on the Reform of Administrative Approval System and Government Regulation, Zheijiang University Guanghua Law School and Chinese Journal of Law, Beijing, China
  • August 2013, Presenter, International Regulatory Cooperation, Administrative Law Section Meeting, American Bar Association, Washington, DC
  • July 2013, Speaker, Recent Projects of the Administrative Conference, National Association of Manufacturers Meeting, National Association of Manufacturers, Washington, DC
  • May 2013, Presenter, Cost-Benefit Analysis at Independent Regulatory Agencies, Meeting on Administrative Law Developments, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Washington, DC
  • December 2012, Speaker, Science in the Administrative Process, SBA Office of Advocacy Roundtable, Washington, DC
  • October 2012, Speaker, Cost-Benefit Analysis: Knowing Quality When You See It, ABA Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice Section Meeting, Washington, DC
  • September 2012, Presenter, Government in the Sunshine Act Reforms, Council of Independent Regulatory Agencies Meeting, Washington, DC
  • September 2012, Presenter, Federal Advisory Committee Act Reforms, Department of Transportation Committee Management Group Conference, Washington, DC
  • May 2012, Moderator, Issues in Agencies' Use of Incorporation by Reference, ACUS-US Chamber of Commerce Symposium, Washington, DC
  • February 2012, Presenter, Federal Advisory Committee Act Reforms, Department of Health and Human Services Training, Rockville, MD
  • February 2012, Presenter, Recent Projects of the Administrative Conference, Administrative Codes and Records Section of the National Association of Secretaries of State, Washington, DC
  • January 2012, Speaker, Promoting Ethics in Government Contracting, Contractor Ethics Symposium, Johns Hopkins University and George Washington University, Washington, DC
  • May 2011, Speaker, Recent Projects of the Administrative Conference, ABA Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice Section Meeting, Washington, DC
  • March 2011, Speaker, Adopting Ethics Standards for Government Contractor Employees, ABA Public Contract Law Section Meeting, Annapolis, MD
  • January 2011, Presenter, Promoting Ethics Standards for Government Contractors, ABA Public Contract Law Section Ethics, Compliance, and Professional Responsibility Committee Meeting, Washington, DC