Bridget Dooling

Bridget C.E. Dooling

Research Professor
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Bridget C.E. Dooling is a research professor with the GW Regulatory Studies Center.

Previously, she was a deputy chief, senior policy analyst, and attorney for the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) at the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB). She was OMB’s voting member of the Administrative Conference of the United States. While at OIRA, Professor Dooling also taught a course on regulation at George Mason University's law school.

Professor Dooling's earlier professional experience includes a clerkship for an administrative law judge at the U.S. Department of Labor and positions in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, a U.S. airline’s legal department, and the economics team at an aviation trade association.

Professor Dooling is a regular contributor to the Yale Journal on Regulation's Notice & Comment blog. She is a member of the American Bar Association's Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice. She also actively participates in the Food & Drug Law Institute, having served as vice chair of the editorial board of the Food & Drug Law Journal and now serving on the editorial board of the institute's bi-monthly Update magazine. In law school, Professor Dooling was the Editor-in-Chief of the Federal Circuit Bar Journal.

Professor Dooling is licensed to practice law in Virginia.


B.B.A. The George Washington University
J.D. George Mason University


Notice & Comment author archives for Bridget C.E. Dooling
Legal Issues in E-Rulemaking, 63 Administrative Law Review 893 (2011)
Take it Past the Limit: Regulatory Takings of Personal Property, 16 Federal Circuit Bar Journal 445 (2007)
An Orphan Works Affirmative Defense to Copyright Infringement Actions, 12 Michigan Telecommunications and Technology Law Review 75 (2005) (with Jerry Brito)

Opinion Pieces:

For all the latest in The Hill from Bridget, click here.
Trump hit the regulatory brakes, but hasn’t found reverse gear, Bridget C.E. Dooling, August 30, 2018
Justice Kennedy’s parting swipe against judges deferring to administrative agencies, Bridget C.E. Dooling, July 9, 2018
Who’s Your Daddy?, Jerry Brito & Bridget C.E. Dooling, March 25, 2006 (on the orphan works problem in copyright law)