Notice & Comment

Friday, 12/6 Livestream: Justice Department’s Summit on Modernizing the Administrative Procedure Act

Tomorrow, Friday, December 6, 2019, the Justice Department will host a summit on modernizing the Administrative Procedure Act. It starts at 9AM, and can be livestreamed here.

Here’s the description of the summit, from the Justice Department’s invitation:

The summit will explore how the administrative state has developed in ways not foreseen by the Administrative Procedure Act (APA), how the APA might be reformed, and what the Trump Administration has done to make the administrative state operate more fairly and effectively. The summit will feature panel discussions by leading administrative law scholars, practitioners, and policy makers, including Eric Hargan, Deputy Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, and Steven Bradbury, Acting Deputy Secretary and General Counsel of the Department of Transportation. Solicitor General Noel Francisco will deliver opening remarks, and Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen will deliver a keynote address. 

And here is the schedule:

9:00 – 9:15 a.m. Opening Remarks by Noel Francisco, Solicitor General
Introduction by Claire McCusker Murray, Principal Deputy Associate Attorney General
9:15 – 10:15 a.m. Lessons from the Life of Administrative Law: What Experience Teaches About How the APA Can Be Improved

Jennifer Mascott, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legal Counsel
Aaron Nielson, Associate Professor of Law, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University
Nicholas R. Parrillo, Professor of Law, Yale Law School
Helgi C. Walker, Partner, Gibson Dunn
Matthew L. Wiener, Vice Chair & Executive Director, Administrative Conference of the United States
10:15 – 10:20 a.m.Break
10:20 – 11:20 a.m.APA Reform: What’s on the Table

Prim Escalona, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legislative Affairs
Daniel Flores, Chief Counsel, Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law, Committee on the Judiciary, U.S. House of Representatives
Ronald M. Levin, William R. Orthwein Distinguished Professor of Law, Washington University School of Law
Amanda H. Neely, General Counsel, Sen. Rob Portman
Christopher J. Walker, Professor of Law, Moritz College of Law, The Ohio State University
11:20 –11:30 a.m.Break
11:30 – 12:30 p.m. Reform from the Field: Codifying the Administration’s Best Practices

Jeffrey B. Clark, Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division
Steven G. Bradbury, Acting Deputy Secretary and General Counsel, Department of Transportation
Eric D. Hargan, Deputy Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services
Andrew Olmem, Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Director, National Economic Council
12:30 – 1:00 p.m. Keynote Remarks by Jeffrey A. Rosen, Deputy Attorney General
Introduction by Beth Williams, Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legal Policy

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