Administrative Conference Appoints Five New Public Members and Four New Senior Fellows

Contact:  Harry M. Seidman

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

Washington, D.C., September 16, 2019 – The Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS) today announced the appointment of the following five new public members and four new senior fellows.

Public Members

  • Kent H. Barnett, J. Alton Hosch Associate Professor of Law, University of Georgia School of Law
  • Susan G. Braden, formerly Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • Chai R. Feldblum, Partner, Morgan Lewis (formerly Commissioner, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission)
  • Erin M. Hawley, Associate Professor of Law, University of Missouri Law School; Of Counsel, Kirkland & Ellis
  • Jonathan B. Wiener, William R. and Thomas L. Perkins Professor of Law, Duke Law School

Senior Fellows

  • Boris Bershteyn, Partner, Skadden Arps
  • Lee Liberman Otis, Senior Vice President, The Federalist Society
  • Nina E. Olson, formerly National Taxpayer Advocate, National Taxpayer Advocate Service (IRS)
  • Steven P. Croley, Partner, Latham & Watkins

ACUS welcomes these distinguished new members and thanks them for volunteering their time in the service of the Conference’s important mission to improve administrative procedure for the benefit of the American people.


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 and providing nonpartisan expert advice and recommendations for federal agency procedures. Its membership is composed of senior federal officials, academics, and other experts from the private sector. Except for 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 as well as 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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