Andrew Kloster

Former Associate Director for Presidential Personnel and Deputy General Counsel, United States Office of Personnel Management

Topics: Administrative Law & Regulation • Federalism • Federalism & Separation of Powers • Federalist Society • Jurisprudence • Philosophy • Regulatory Transparency Project • Supreme Court

Mr. Kloster is an attorney in Washington, D.C.

He previously served in various capacities in the Trump administration, and in a January 2021 was appointed to a three year term as a Council member on the Administrative Conference of the United States.

He served concurrently as Associate Director in the White House Office of Presidential Personnel and as the Deputy General Counsel at the United States Office of Personnel Management.  There, he was responsible for all aspects of executive branch personnel management, including rulemaking relating to the civil service, the vetting and selection of Senate-confirmed and other officials, and Appointments Clause and Vacancies Reform Act issues.

Prior to that, he also served at the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the United States Department of Transportation.  He also has long tenure in the conservative legal movement, at the Scalia Law School, the Heritage Foundation, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, and elsewhere.

Mr. Kloster has published opinion pieces and law review articles in a wide variety of outlets, and has appeared in various media.  He is a graduate of the New York University School of Law and the University of Miami, and clerked on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

He resides in Maryland with his wife, several sons, and his bees.