Lunch Seminar on Regulatory Policy and Process

with the GW Regulatory Studies Center and the American Bar Association Administrative Law Section

This course is sponsored by U.S. Senate HSGAC Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management Chairman James Lankford and Ranking Member Heidi Heitkamp.

The GW Regulatory Studies Center and the ABA Section of Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice are hosting a two-part series for congressional staff featuring an engaging and informative discussion on regulation led by regulatory experts Susan Dudley, Director of the GW Regulatory Studies Center, Paul Noe, Vice-President of Public Policy for the American Forest & Paper Association and Chair of the ABA Ad Law Rulemaking Committee, Amb. C. Boyden Gray, founding partner of Boyden Gray & Associates, and Shawne McGibbon, General Counsel for the Administrative Conference of the United States.

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  • First session curriculum (September 28):
    • This session will cover the basics of regulatory procedure and policy, reviewing the history of regulation and regulatory reform in the United States including key regulatory milestones and insights from past efforts at regulatory reform.
  • About the September 28 speakers:
    • Susan Dudley is Director of the GW Regulatory Studies Center, which works to improve regulatory policy through research, education, and outreach. She is also a distinguished professor of practice in the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration. From April 2007 through January 2009, Ms. Dudley served as the Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs and was responsible for the review of draft executive branch regulations under E.O. 12866, the collection of federal-government-wide information under the Paperwork Reduction Act, the development and implementation of government-wide policies in the areas of information policy, privacy, and statistical policy, and international regulatory cooperation efforts.
    • Paul Noe is the Vice President for Public Policy at the American Forest & Paper Association. At AF&PA, Paul works on a wide variety of issues, including Clean Air regulation, renewable energy, greenhouse gas regulation, sustainability, and chemical regulation. He also serves as Co-Chair of the Rulemaking Committee of the ABA Section of Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice.From 2001-2006, Mr. Noe served as the Counselor to Administrator John Graham at the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs in the Office of Management and Budget. While with the OMB, Paul participated in interagency reviews of draft regulations and helped to develop government-wide best practices for guidance documents, information quality, and peer review.
       
  • Second session curriculum (October 5):
    • This session will focus on regulatory practice and administrative law including key case law, as well as guiding statutes and their implementation (PRA, SBREFA, IQA etc). 
  • About the October 5 speakers:
    • Amb. 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 12 years, first as counsel to the Vice President during the Reagan administration and then as WH Counsel to President George H.W. Bush. In this capacity, he was counsel to the Presidential Task Force on Regulatory Relief, and was instrumental in the enactment of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 and the Energy Policy Act of 1992. Under President George W. Bush, Mr. Gray was U.S. Ambassador to the EU and U.S. Special Envoy to Europe for Eurasian Energy.
    • Shawne C. McGibbon serves as the General Counsel for the Administrative Conference of the United States, an independent federal agency dedicated to improving the administrative process through consensus-driven applied research, providing nonpartisan expert advice and recommendations for improvement of federal agency procedures. Ms. McGibbon is an expert in administrative law and the regulatory process. She has worked in the area of regulatory reform and has supported government policies that enhance the U.S. economy for most of her career. For 16 years, she held various positions at the Office of Advocacy—an independent office housed within the U.S. Small Business Administration. Read more.

This event is free and open to all congressional staff; space is limited.