People

Staff

Adam J. White is Executive Director of the C. Boyden Gray Center for the Study of the Administrative State at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School, where he also is an Assistant Professor of Law, teaching and writing on Administrative Law and related subjects. He also is a research fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, and a public member of the Administrative Conference of the United States. He has served on the leadership councils for the Administrative Law sections of both the American Bar Association and the Federalist Society, and he serves on the boards of two nonprofits: LandCAN (for conservation on private lands) and Speech First (for free speech at universities). Previously he practiced law with Boyden Gray & Associates PLLC and with Baker Botts LLP. He clerked for Judge David Sentelle on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C Circuit, after graduating from the Harvard Law School and the University of Iowa’s College of Business. He can be reached at: awhite36 [at] gmu [dot] edu

Andrew Kloster is Deputy Director of the C. Boyden Gray Center for the Study of the Administrative State, Antonin Scalia Law School. Prior to joining the Gray Center, Andrew was the Legal Adviser to the General Counsel (Associate General Counsel) at the United States Department of Transportation. In that capacity he helped oversee the regulatory reform efforts and day-to-day legal operations of a major federal agency with hundreds of attorneys.  Earlier in his career he was a law clerk to the Honorable Judge Daniel A. Manion on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and a Legal Fellow at the Heritage Foundation, where he focused on constitutional and administrative law issues.

Leah Davenport is the Events & Communications Specialist at the C. Boyden Gray Center for the Study of the Administrative State, Antonin Scalia Law School. Leah joined the Gray Center in September 2016. Prior to joining the Gray Center, Leah was a Risk Advisory Consultant at Ernst & Young. Leah is a 2014 graduate of Penn State University, earning a B.A. in Public Relations and a B.S. in Supply Chain & Information Systems. She can be reached at: lvirbits [at] gmu [dot] edu

 

Molly Doyle is the Digital Marketing Specialist at the C. Boyden Gray Center for the Study of the Administrative State, Antonin Scalia Law School. She previously worked in marketing communications roles in the health care, nonprofit, and high-tech sectors in both nonprofit and communications agency settings. She is a graduate of American University in Washington, D.C., where she studied Communications and Marketing.

 

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.

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.