Reeve T. Bull is the Research Director of the Administrative Conference of the United States. 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, Government in the Sunshine Act, and Negotiated Rulemaking projects, and his reports served as the basis for ACUS Recommendations 2011-7, 2014-2, and 2017-2, respectively.
Mr. Bull is an elected member of the American Law Institute. Mr. Bull sits on the Council of the ABA Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice Section and serves as a Vice Chair of the Section's Rulemaking Committee. Mr. Bull has served as an Adjunct Professor at George Mason University Law School, teaching a course on Legislation and Statutory Interpretation. Mr. Bull has published a number of articles in leading law journals, including the Administrative Law Review, George Washington Law Review, and Law and Contemporary Problems. For a list of these publications, please visit his SSRN page.
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.