April 18, 2018

Rulemaking process on agenda at ABA 14th Annual Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice Institute

WASHINGTON, April 18, 2018 — As the Trump administration’s legislative priorities continue to unfold, regulatory actions, rulemaking discussions and judicial review will be highlighted at the American Bar Association’s 14th Annual Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice Institute, April 24 at the Park Hyatt in Washington, D.C. 

What:    
14th Annual Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice Institute
Sponsored by the ABA Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice

When:    
April 27, 2018

Where:   
The Park Hyatt
1201 24th St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20037

Program highlights include:

  • “The Rulemaking Process” This panel will provide an introductory/refresher course on the procedural steps, legal requirements and practical constraints applicable to issuing rules. Speakers are Amy Lubrano, senior regulatory analyst at The Regulatory Group Inc.,Arlington, Va.; Daniel Cohen, assistant general counsel at the U.S. Department of Energy; Andrew Emery, president of The Regulatory Group Inc.; Russell Frye of FryeLaw, Washington, D.C. 8:30-10 a.m.

  • “Judicial Review of Rules” This panel will provide an introductory/refresher course on judicial review of rulemaking. The panel will present government and private practice perspectives on procedural and strategic considerations, legal standards and practical constraints applicable to challenging (or defending) regulations in court. Speakers are: Amy Lubrano, senior regulatory analyst, The Regulatory Group Inc.; Melissa Patterson, with Department of Justice Civil Division; Megan Brown, partner at Wiley Rein, Washington, D.C.; Steve Lahotsky, chief counsel for regulatory regulation at U.S. Chamber of Commerce National Chamber Litigation Center. 10:15-11:45 a.m.

  • “Litigation and the Agency Administrative Record” This panel of agency lawyers and litigators representing the government, the private sector and public interest organizations will address topics relating to an agency’s administrative record that are likely to arise in litigation. Speakers are: Thomas Lorenzen, partner at Crowell & Moring and former official with U.S. Department of Justice Environment & Natural Resources Division; Andrew Mergen, deputy director of the appellate section at U.S. Department of Justice Environment & Natural Resources Division; Adina Rosenbaum, attorney, Public Citizen Litigation Group, Washington, D.C. Caroline Wehling, assistant general counsel at U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s water law office; Eric Womack, assistant branch director in U.S. Department of Justice Civil Division. 1-2:30 p.m.

  • “Statutory Interpretation 101” — There are many ways to approach the process of interpreting a statute – how does an attorney discern the meaning of language? This program is taught by the country’s leading expert on statutory interpretation, and will help you learn how to effectively explain a statute’s meaning. Speakers are: Renée Landers, professor of law and faculty director, Health and Biomedical Law Concentration, Suffolk University Law School, Boston; Linda Jellum, Ellison Capers Palmer Sr. professor of law, Mercer University School of Law, Macon, Ga. 2:45-4:15 p.m.


For a complete agenda, please click here.

There is no charge for media covering this event. To register, please contact Jennifer Kildee at 202-662-1732 or Jennifer.Kildee@americanbar.org.

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