Jeffrey Lubbers is a Professor of Practice in Administrative Law and is also active as a Fellow in WCL’s Law and Government Program. He holds expertise in administrative law; government structure and procedures; and regulatory policy and procedures. He holds an A.B. from Cornell University and a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School. Full faculty profile.
Amanda Cohen Leiter
Professor Leiter teaches environmental law, administrative law, and torts, and her research interests include administrative law and process, and domestic environmental law and policy. From August 2015 – January 2017, Leiter served as a Deputy Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals at the U.S. Department of the Interior, advancing Department priorities related to oil and gas and renewable energy development on public lands both on- and offshore. Before joining the WCL faculty in the fall of 2011, Professor Leiter was an associate professor at Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law. Prior to that, she was a Beagle/HLS fellow at the Natural Resources Defense Council, where she developed and pursued federal appeals court challenges to EPA rules governing industrial air pollution.
She holds a B.S. and M.S. from Stanford University, a second M.S. from the University of Washington, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. Full faculty profile.
Jamie Conrad founded Conrad Law & Policy Counsel in 2007. He advocates with agencies and Congress on behalf of businesses, associations and coalitions in the areas of environment, occupational safety and health, homeland security, and administrative procedure, focusing often on the use of science for regulatory purposes. With 14 prior years of experience at the American Chemistry Council and 8 years at major national law firms, he has a broad and sophisticated perspective on how organizations can achieve results and defend interests in the federal regulatory environment. He specializes in strategic advocacy to shape agency policy, participating at all stages of the rulemaking process. He has deep experience in legislative advocacy, particularly legislative drafting.
Mr. Conrad is a former Chair, Secretary and Council member of the ABA’s Section of Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice. He has also held leadership positions in the Section of Environment, Energy & Natural Resources. He is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. He has chaired the City of Alexandria, Virginia Environmental Policy Commission and was one of the few Democrats on the Bush-Cheney Transition Advisory Committee for EPA.
Mr. Conrad developed and edits the Environmental Science Deskbook. He has testified before Congress and the U.S. Sentencing Commission and is a frequent speaker. His work has appeared in numerous law reviews and trade journals, as well as The New Republic and the Washington Post. J.D. with high honors, GW Law School; B.A. and Department Prize in Philosophy, Haverford College
Andrew Emery is president of The Regulatory Group, Inc. (TRG), a small firm that provides consulting services and training on the federal regulatory process. Mr. Emery has more than 20 years of experience in the federal regulatory practice. He has worked on dozens of rulemaking projects for numerous federal agencies.
Mr. Emery is TRG’s primary instructor of more than 10 classes on the regulatory process, regulatory drafting, and compliance with regulatory analysis requirements. Mr. Emery’s classes are attended by staff from almost every federal regulatory agency, as well as staff from state governments, foreign governments, law firms, trade groups, and private industry.
Mr. Emery is active in the American Bar Association’s Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice, where he is a member of the section’s Governing Council and is co-chair of the section’s Fall Administrative Law Conference. Mr. Emery is also Special Counsel to the Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS.gov) and is a member of the ACUS Rulemaking Committee.
Mr. Emery is a graduate of Kenyon College where he double majored in political science and psychology. Mr. Emery received his JD from American University Washington College of Law, and is a member of the Maryland Bar, the Federal Bar, and the United States Supreme Court Bar.
Amit Narang is Regulatory Policy Advocate for Public Citizen’s Congress Watch division. He is an expert on the federal regulatory process, and has testified before Congress on legislation and issues relating to Executive Branch administration of the rule-making process and Congressional oversight of federal agencies. He has been quoted in various media outlets including the New York Times, National Journal, NPR, The Hill, Bloomberg, Reuters, Huffington Post and has appeared on television and radio broadcasts including NBC News and On Point with Tom Ashbrook. Amit earned his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and a J.D. from the American University Washington College of Law where he was an editor of the Administrative Law Review and is currently a member of the Administrative Law Review’s Advisory Board.
Jordan Barab served as OSHA’s Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health from April 2009 until January 2017. He currently writes a newsletter on workplace safety and labor issues called Confined Space, at www.jordanbarab.com/confinedspace.
At OSHA, he has worked to strengthen the agency's enforcement in high hazard industries, particularly the healthcare and petro-chemical industries, improve OSHA's whistleblower protection program, expand the agency’s activities around workplace violence, and increase outreach to the vulnerable populations who are at greatest risk for work-related injury and illness. He previously served as Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA from 1998 to 2001, when he helped the Agency to promulgate the ergonomics workplace safety and health standard that was repealed by Congress in March 2001.
From 2007 to April 2009, he was Senior Labor Policy Advisor for health and safety in the House Education and Labor Committee. Mr. Barab worked on chemical plant safety issues for the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board from 2002 to 2007; he was a Health and Safety Specialist for the AFL-CIO from 2001 to 2002; and he directed the safety and health program for the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees from 1982 to 1998.
He holds a master's degree from The Johns Hopkins University and an undergraduate degree from Claremont McKenna College.
Jane C. Luxton
Jane C. Luxton is a partner in the Washington, DC office of Clark Hill PLC. She practices in the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources practice group and chairs the firm’s Administrative Law Practice. She has written and spoken widely on regulatory reform initiatives.
Her career has included both public and private sector legal experience. Her government positions include service as an Attorney Advisor to a Federal Trade Commissioner, Senior Trial Attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice, Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, and General Counsel of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. For her work at NOAA, Ms. Luxton was recognized twice with the U.S. Department of Commerce Gold Medal Award (2008, 2009), and during her tenure at the Justice Department, she received the Attorney General’s Award. She is a past chair of the International Environmental Law Committee of the American Bar Association’s Section on Environment, Energy, and Resources, and a past member of the Council of the ABA Administrative Law Section; she serves as Co-Chair of its Energy Law Committee. She is a member of the Leadership Council of the Environmental Law Institute. She has regularly been recognized by the attorney ranking organizations Chambers USA, Best Lawyers, and Super Lawyers.
She is a graduate of Harvard University and Cornell Law School.