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Legal Scholars Appointed to Administrative Conference of the United States

Viet Dinh

Viet Dinh

August 27, 2013 – The Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS) has appointed Georgetown law professors Viet Dinh and Lisa Heinzerling as public members.

ACUS is an independent federal agency that provides nonpartisan recommendations to improve federal agency procedures.

The conference brings together more than 150 agency heads, general counsel, law firm partners, public interest advocates and legal academics.

Dinh, an expert in constitutional law, is co-director of Georgetown’s Law Asia program and founding partner of Bancroft PLLC. He served as U.S. assistant attorney general for legal policy from 2001 to 2003.

During his time at the Department of Justice, Dinh played a key role in developing legal policy initiatives designed to combat terrorism, including the USA Patriot Act.

Lisa Heinzerling

Lisa Heinzerling

Heinzerling, an expert in torts, environmental and administrative law, is the John Carroll Research Professor of Law at Georgetown. She served as associate administrator in the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Policy in 2009 and 2010.

She has received the New Directions in Environmental Law Award by the Yale Environmental Law Association and the Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy.

Heinzerling was lead author of the petitioners’ briefs in Massachusetts v. EPA (2007), in which the Supreme Court ruled that the EPA did have authority to regulate greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act.

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