Administrative Conference Appoints New Members

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

Washington, D.C., August 3, 2017 – The Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS) today announced the appointment of 13 new Public Members and 10 new Senior Fellows:

Public Members

  • Jack M. Beermann, Professor of Law, Boston University School of Law
  • Emily S. Bremer, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Wyoming College of Law
  • Jonathan G. Cedarbaum, Partner, WilmerHale
  • Steven P. Croley, Harry Burns Hutchins Collegiate Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School; Partner, Latham & Watkins
  • Christopher C. DeMuth, Distinguished Fellow, Hudson Institute
  • Kristin E. Hickman, Distinguished McKnight University Professor and Harlan Albert Rogers Professor of Law, University of Minnesota Law School
  • Elliott P. Laws, Partner, Crowell & Moring
  • Jennifer L. Mascott, Assistant Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University
  • Aaron L. Nielson, Associate Professor of Law, BYU Law School
  • Victoria F. Nourse, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Edith Ramirez, formerly Chairwoman, Federal Trade Commission
  • Kathryn Watts, Jack R. MacDonald Professor of Law, University of Washington School of Law
  • Adam J. White, Executive Director, Center for the Study of the Administrative State, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University; Research Fellow, Hoover Institution

Senior Fellows

  • James M. Chen, Justin Smith Morrill Professor of Law, Michigan State University College of Law
  • H. Russell Frisby, Jr., Partner, Stinson Leonard Street
  • Susan Tsui Grundmann, Executive Director, United States Congress Office of Compliance
  • Michael E. Herz, Arthur Kaplan Professor of Law, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University
  • John M. Kamensky, Senior Fellow, IBM Center for The Business of Government
  • Jerry L. Mashaw, Sterling Professor Emeritus of Law, Yale Law School
  • Gillian E. Metzger, Stanley H. Fuld Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
  • Lon Smith, formerly National Counsel for Special Projects, Internal Revenue Service
  • Jim Tozzi, Member, Advisory Board, Center for Regulatory Effectiveness
  • Allison M. Zieve, Director, Public Citizen Litigation Group

“The Conference welcomes these distinguished new public members and sincerely thanks its new senior fellows—all of them former public or government members—for agreeing to continue their service,” said Matthew Lee Wiener, the Conference’s Vice Chairman and Executive Director. “Their insights and experience will contribute immeasurably to the Conference’s important mission of improving the fairness and efficiency of 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 to federal agencies, the U.S. Congress, the President and the federal courts. Its membership is composed of senior federal officials, scholars, lawyers, and other experts. The 101 voting members of the Conference (40 Public Members, 50 Government Members, 10 Presidentially-appointed Council Members, and a Senate-confirmed Chairman) comprise the Assembly, which is a federal advisory committee.  Except for the Chairman, all Conference Members are unpaid. Learn more at


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