Obama Announces Nominee for Chairman at ACUS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Abigail Price

Phone: 202.480.2094

Email: aprice@acus.gov

WASHINGTON, September 12, 2016 – President Barack Obama announced the nomination of Matthew L. Wiener as Chairman at the Administrative Conference of the United States.  Wiener has been serving as the executive director at the agency since 2012.  As Chairman, he will be responsible for leading the Conference, whose mission is to promote improvements in the efficiency, adequacy, and fairness of the procedures by which federal agencies conduct regulatory programs, administer grants and benefits, and perform related governmental functions. 

“Matt Wiener brings considerable experience and leadership acumen to this position,” said Steve Croley, General Counsel at the Department of Energy and Vice Chairman of the Conference.  “As Executive Director, he has played an invaluable role in guiding the agency.  I am sure he will continue his good work as Chairman to make the government work better.”

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 previously served as the legislative branch liaison to the Section’s Council; 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 and adjunct professor 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.