Distinguished Senior Fellows

Ronald A. Cass is Dean Emeritus of Boston University School of Law, where he was Dean from 1990-2004, former Vice-Chairman and Commissioner of the U.S. International Trade Commission, Chairman and Resident Scholar at the Center for the Rule of Law, and President of Cass & Associates, PC. Dean Cass also sits as an arbitrator or mediator for commercial, international, and intellectual property rights disputes and is a former United States Member of the Panel of Conciliators of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes. He is a Member of the Council of the Administrative Conference of the United States and has received six presidential appointments, from Presidents Ronald Reagan to Barack Obama.

Dean Cass’s teaching and writing spans issues in administrative law and regulation, constitutional law, antitrust law, intellectual property law, international trade, separation of powers, and legal process. He has published more than 140 scholarly books, chapters, articles, and papers, including Administrative Law, with Colin Diver, Jack Beermann & Jody Freeman (Aspen/Wolters Kluwer, 7th ed. 2016), has taught judges and students in law, economics, business, and public administration, and has been a commentator for radio, television, and print media.

Dean Cass has participated in numerous important legal cases as an amicus, consultant, or expert, and has advised businesses, law firms, investment funds, and government agencies on a range of issues. He has a large number of affiliations with professional groups—including as Senior Fellow at the Center for the Study of the Administrative State—and has received numerous honors, fellowships, and awards.

Christopher DeMuth is a Distinguished Fellow at Hudson Institute in Washington, D.C. He was President of the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research from 1986–2008. A graduate of Harvard College and the University of Chicago Law School, Mr. DeMuth was Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) and Executive Director of the Presidential Task Force on Regulatory Relief during President Reagan’s first term.

Previously he practiced law with Sidley & Austin; was an Economic Consultant with Lexecon Inc. and Editor-In-Chief and Publisher of Regulation magazine; and taught at the Kennedy School of Government and directed the Harvard Faculty Project on Regulation. His writings are posted at ccdemuth.com.

Ambassador C. Boyden Gray is the Founding Partner of Boyden Gray & Associates, a law and strategy firm in Washington, D.C., focused on constitutional and regulatory issues.

Mr. Gray worked in the White House for twelve years, first as counsel to the Vice President during the Reagan administration and then as White House Counsel to President George H.W. Bush. In the Reagan administration, he was Counsel to the Presidential Task Force on Regulatory Relief, for which he wrote the original Executive Order 12291 requiring cost-benefit analysis and White House review of regulations (later renumbered as current EO 12866). In the George H.W. Bush Administration, Mr. Gray was in charge of judicial selection and was also instrumental in the enactment of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, the Energy Policy Act of 1992, and a cap-and-trade system for acid rain emissions. In 1993, he received the Presidential Citizens Medal. Under President George W. Bush, Mr. Gray was U.S. Ambassador to the European Union and U.S. Special Envoy to Europe for Eurasian Energy.

Mr. Gray practiced law for 25 years at the law firm of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering and was chairman of the Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice Section of the American Bar Association from 2000 to 2002. He is an adjunct professor at Antonin Scalia Law School and a former adjunct professor at NYU Law School (teaching energy and environmental law). Mr. Gray is on the Board of Directors of the Atlantic Council, the Federalist Society, Reason Foundation, and the Trust for the National Mall.

Mr. Gray earned his A.B. magna cum laude from Harvard, where he was an editor of the Crimson, and his J.D. with high honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was editor-in-chief of the Law Review. Mr. Gray served in the United States Marine Corps, and after law school, he clerked for Earl Warren, Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court.

Sally Katzen served in the Clinton administration as Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs in the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), as Deputy Assistant to the President for Economic Policy and Deputy Director of the National Economic Council in the White House, and then as the Deputy Director for Management at OMB. She served as the head of the Agency Review Group for the Obama/Biden transition with responsibility for the Executive Office of the President and all government-wide agencies. She has taught both undergraduates and at various law schools. She is a Member of the American Law Institute and the National Academy of Public Administration, has served on multiple panels for the National Academy of Sciences, testified frequently before Congress, and is on the board of several non-profit organizations. Before joining the Clinton administration, Katzen was a Partner in the Washington, DC, law firm of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering, specializing in regulatory and legislative matters, while serving in leadership roles in the American Bar Association (including chair of the Section on Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice and as DC delegate to the ABA’s House of Delegates), as President of the Federal Communications Bar Association and as President of the Women’s Legal Defense Fund. She graduated from Smith College and the University of Michigan Law School, where she was the first woman Editor-In-Chief of the Law Review. She clerked for Judge J. Skelly Wright of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and served in the Carter administration as the General Counsel of the Council on Wage and Price Stability in the Executive Office of the President.

Paul R. Verkuil served as the Tenth Chairman of the Administrative Conference of the United States from 2010 to 2015. He reestablished the agency following a 15-year hiatus and helped to ensure its future by emphasizing its bipartisan governance structure and objective research and recommendations. He is currently a Senior Fellow of ACUS and the National Academy of Public Administration, where he has been working on matters of civil service reform and government reorganization.

Mr. Verkuil is a well-known and oft-cited administrative law scholar who has coauthored a leading treatise, Administrative Law and Process, now in its fifth edition, several other books (most recent, Valuing Bureaucracy (Cambridge 2017)), and over 65 articles on public law and regulation. A Festschrift held in his honor has been published at 32 Cardozo Law Review 2159 (2011).

He is President Emeritus of the College of William & Mary, has been Dean of the Tulane and Cardozo Law Schools, and a faculty member at the University of North Carolina Law School. He is a graduate of William & Mary and the University of Virginia Law School and holds a JSD from New York University Law School. Among his career highlights is serving as Special Master in New Jersey v. New York, an original jurisdiction case in the Supreme Court, which determined sovereignty to Ellis Island. He is a Life Member of the American Law Institute and the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation.