ACUS welcomes (back) an administrative and environmental law thought leader

ACUS is pleased to announce E. Donald Elliott will serve as a Senior Fellow.  Senior Fellow status is selectively granted to those who have served as members of the Conference.  Don Elliott's connections to ACUS are unique in that he has served as a government member, a public member and also as an academic consultant.

Elliott served as Assistant Administrator and General Counsel of the EPA from 1989-1991.  He has taught at Yale Law School since 1981 and the Georgetown University Law Center, and has published over 70 articles and co-authored seven books.

Currently Elliott is Partner in the Washington, DC office of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, where he heads the firm's Environmental Health and Safety practice.

Widely known for an ACUS-commissioned study and classic article (with Peter Schuck), To the Chevron Station: An Empirical Study of Federal Administrative Law, 1990 DUKE L. J. 984 (1991), Elliott showed empirically the effect of the Chevron decision on the rate of affirmances of administrative cases in the Courts of Appeals.  Many subsequent articles on administrative law have adopted the methodology to study the impact of judicial review on agency policy. More recently, Elliott’s article, Chevron Matters: How the Chevron Doctrine Re-Defined the Roles of Congress, Courts and Agencies in Environmental Law, 16 Vill. Envtl. L.J. 1 (Spring 2005), describing how Chevron changed the internal dynamics within agencies, has been widely cited in administrative law casebooks.

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