FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Megan Kindelan
Administrative Conference Appoints New Members
Renowned Experts Will Work to Improve the Administrative Process
Washington, D.C., September 22, 2014 – The Administrative Conference of the United States today announced the appointment of five new public members:
- Ronald A. Klain, General Counsel, Revolution LLC.
- Demetrios L. Kouzoukas, General Counsel, United HealthCare Medicare & Retirement.
- Anne Joseph O’Connell, Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Research and George Johnson Professor of Law, UC Berkeley School of Law.
- Catherine M. Sharkey, Crystal Eastman Professor of Law, New York University School of Law.
- Kate Comerford Todd, Vice President & Chief Counsel for Appellate Litigation, U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
“It is with great pleasure that I welcome these distinguished new members to our team,” said Paul R. Verkuil, Conference Chairman. “Their insights and experience will support our core mission of improving the efficiency and fairness of government procedures.”
“In addition to their expertise in administrative law, government procedure and public administration, these new members provide a broad representation of views necessary to develop creative and lasting solutions to difficult problems of process and management,” added Verkuil.
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 improvement of federal agency procedures. Its membership is composed of senior federal officials, academics, and other experts from the private sector with diverse views and backgrounds. With the exception of 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, 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 www.acus.gov.
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