Matthew L. Wiener Announced as Vice Chairman


Contact:  Harry M. Seidman

President Barack Obama Names Matthew L. Wiener Vice Chairman of the Council of the Administrative Conference of the United States

WASHINGTON, January 6, 2017 – President Barack Obama today announced his intention to appoint Matthew Lee Wiener as a member and Vice Chairman of the Council of the Administrative Conference of the United States.  Wiener has been serving as the executive director at the agency since 2012, and will continue to serve in that capacity. Wiener will lead the agency until the appointment of a Chairman.

Prior to joining the Conference, Wiener was General Counsel to U.S. Senator Arlen Specter, Counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, a partner at Dechert LLP, and special counsel to Cuneo Gilbert & LaDuca.  He is an elected member of the American Law Institute and a fellow of the American Bar Foundation; co-chairs the Adjudication Committee of the American Bar Association’s Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice; and serves as an elected member of the Steering Committee of the D.C. Bar’s Administrative Law and Agency Practice Section and the chair of the Section’s Standing Committee on Legislative Practice.  He has taught courses on congressional powers and the judiciary, legislation and statutory interpretation, and remedies as a lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, George Mason University School of Law, and Rutgers University Law School. He received his J.D. from Stanford Law School, where he was articles editor of the Stanford Law Review, and his A.B. from the College of William and Mary.

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