Creatures of Statute: Administrative Agencies in Practice

September 12, 2022 at 12:00 PM ET

Capitol Hill Club

300 First St. SE

Washington DC, 20003

Join the Federalist Society’s Regulatory Transparency Project and Capitol Hill Chapter for the first in a lecture series on how the administrative state functions in modern American government.

This first luncheon will feature former “regulations czar” Paul J. Ray, who served as President Trump’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs Administrator (OIRA). As OIRA Administrator, Ray oversaw the review of hundreds of regulations, and led efforts on regulatory reform.

The luncheon will also feature Boris Bershteyn, a partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher, and Flom, LLP. Mr. Bershteyn served as acting Administrator of ORIA in 2012 and 2013. He was also General Counsel of the Office of Management and Budget starting in 2011.

Moderating this event will be Hon. Stephen Alexander Vaden from the United States Court of International Trade. Before joining the bench, Judge Vaden served as General Counsel of the United States Department of Agriculture. During his nearly four-year tenure as head of the Office of General Counsel, the Department won two cases before the United States Supreme Court, relocated and reorganized the agencies that comprise the Department to better serve rural America, engaged in substantial regulatory reform, developed new regulations to allow for the legal sale of hemp and the labeling of bioengineered products, and implemented the 2018 Farm Bill.

Join us to learn first-hand the function of administrative agencies, and their role in the federal government.

Boris Bershteyn


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

Hon. Paul Ray

Director, Thomas A. Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies

The Heritage Foundation

Stephen Vaden


United States Court of International Trade

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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