Mass and Fake Comments in Agency Rulemaking



American University Washington College of Law, Claudio Grossman Hall
4300 Nebraska Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20016




9:00 a.m. Registration

9:30 a.m. Introductory Remarks

Matthew L. Wiener, Vice Chairman & Executive Director, Administrative Conference of the United States

9:30 a.m. Keynote Address

Dominic J. Mancini, Deputy Administrator, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget

10:15 a.m. Panel: Mass Comments in Rulemaking

Steven J. Balla, Associate Professor of Political Science, Public Policy and Public  Administration and International Affairs, George Washington University

Christina E. McDonald, Associate General Counsel for Regulatory Affairs, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Nina A. Mendelson, Joseph L. Sax Collegiate Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School

Michael Whiting, IT Lead/Operations Manager, eRulemaking and FOIAOnline, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

MODERATOR: Reeve T. Bull, Research Director, Administrative Conference of the United States

11:20 a.m. Panel: The Rise of Fake Comments in Rulemaking

Cary Coglianese, Edward B. Shils Professor of Law, Professor of Political Science, University of Pennsylvania Law School; Director, Penn Program on Regulation

Cynthia R. Farina, William G. McRoberts Research Professor in Administration of the Law, Cornell Law School 

Edward W. Felten, Robert E. Kahn Professor of Computer Science and Public Affairs, Princeton University; Director, Center for Information Technology Policy

Michael E. Herz, Arthur Kaplan Professor of Law, Cardozo School of Law

Matthew S. Miner, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice

MODERATOR: Anthony E. Varona, Vice Dean & Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law

12:35 p.m. Closing Remarks and Lunch, Hosted by the Administrative Law Review

Andrew F. Popper, Ann Loeb Bronfman Professor of Law and Government, American University Washington College of Law

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