Administrative Agencies 101: How Do Agencies Resolve Disputes?

Capitol Hill Club

300 First St. SE

Washington, DC 20003


Executive agencies have the power to investigate violations of law within their purview and adjudicate them in-house. In the past, the Supreme Court has upheld the right of agencies to develop new regulatory standards through their own in-house adjudication process.  But what gives them such authority? Are the rule of law and separation of powers compatible with agency policy making via in-house adjudication? 

Paul Ray, Boris Bershteyn, and Roger Nober — administrative law experts with first-hand experience in administrative adjudications and policy making — will debate and discuss this consequential topic. Jane Luxton, the former General Counsel of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, will moderate the discussion. 

Join us Wednesday, May 29 at the Capitol Hill Club at 12 PM for lunch and a discussion. Registration is free.

Boris Bershteyn


Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom, LLP and Affiliates

Prof. Roger Nober

Director of the GW Regulatory Studies Center and Professor of Practice at the Trachtenberg School, George Washington University

Hon. Paul Ray

Director, Thomas A. Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies

The Heritage Foundation

Jane Luxton

Managing Partner - Washington, D.C.

Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP

Regulatory Process

Federalist Society’s Capitol Hill Chapter

The Federalist Society and Regulatory Transparency Project take no position on particular legal or public policy matters. All expressions of opinion are those of the speaker(s). To join the debate, please email us at [email protected].

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