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Contact: Harry M. Seidman
President Biden Announces Appointment of Four New Members to the Council of the Administrative Conference of the United States
Washington, D.C., October 14, 2022 - President Biden announced today the appointment of four new members to the Council of the Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS):
Kristen Clarke, Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Justice
Fernando Laguarda, General Counsel, AmeriCorps
Anne Joseph O’Connell, Adelbert H. Sweet Professor of Law, Stanford Law School
Jonathan C. Su, Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP
Upon the appointment of these new members, the ACUS Council will consist of:
The Council is composed of the ACUS Chair and 10 other members appointed by the President. Council members serve three-year terms and include government officials and private citizens with expertise in administrative law and public administration. ACUS Chair Andrew Fois is the head of the agency and the presiding officer of the Council. President Biden has designated Nitin Shah as Vice Chair.
The Council’s duties include proposing bylaws and regulations for adoption by the 101 voting members of ACUS, known as the Assembly; reviewing budgetary proposals; receiving and considering research reports and recommendations from ACUS committees; and approving the appointment of non-government members.
The Administrative Conference of the United States is an independent, non-partisan federal agency within the executive branch dedicated to improving administrative law and federal regulatory processes. It conducts applied research, and provides expert recommendations and other advice, to improve federal agency procedures. Its membership is composed of senior federal officials, academics, and other experts from the private sector. Since 1968, ACUS has issued hundreds of recommendations, published reports and reference guides, and organized forums to improve the efficiency, adequacy, and fairness of administrative processes such as rulemaking and adjudication. Many have resulted in reforms by federal agencies, the President, Congress, and the Judicial Conference of the United States. Learn more at www.acus.gov.
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