Susan Dudley is Director of the George Washington University Regulatory Studies Center, which she established in 2009 to raise awareness of regulations’ effects and improve regulatory policy through research, education, and outreach. She is also a distinguished professor of practice in the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration. She is past-president of the Society for Benefit Cost Analysis, a senior fellow of the Administrative Conference of the United States, a National Academy of Public Administration Fellow, on the board and the National Federation of Independent Businesses Legal Center, and on the executive committee of the Federalist Society Administrative Law Group. Her book, Regulation: A Primer, with Jerry Brito, is available on Amazon.com.

From April 2007 through January 2009, Professor Dudley served as the Presidentially-appointed Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs in the U.S. Office of Management and Budget and was responsible for the review of draft executive branch regulations under Executive Order 12866, the collection of federal-government-wide information under the Paperwork Reduction Act, the development and implementation of government-wide policies in the areas of information policy, privacy, and statistical policy, and international regulatory cooperation efforts.

Prior to OIRA, she directed the Regulatory Studies Program at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, and taught courses on regulation at the George Mason University School of Law. Earlier in her career, Professor Dudley served as an economist at OIRA, as well as the Environmental Protection Agency and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. She was also a consultant to government and private clients at Economists Incorporated. She holds a Master of Science degree from the Sloan School of Management at MIT and a Bachelor of Science degree (summa cum laude) in Resource Economics from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

2017 National Lawyers Convention

Administrative Agencies and the Regulatory State

The Mayflower Hotel
Washington, DC 20036
Speakers: Neil GorsuchDonald McGahnJefferson B. SessionsR. Alexander AcostaJonathan H. AdlerJohn S. BakerAditya BamzaiRachel BarkowSteven G. CalabresiDaniel A. CraneGregory DolinSusan E. DudleyJohn C. EastmanTheodore H. FrankDeborah A. GarzaHeather K. GerkenStephen GillersC. Boyden GrayMichael S. GrevePhilip A. HamburgerJohn C. HarrisonLisa HeinzerlingGail HeriotPeter KirsanowDonald J. KochanGary LawsonRoslyn LaytonVictoria A. LipnicJennifer L. MascottJohn O. McGinnisGillian E. MetzgerMichael B. MukaseyKen PaxtonRobert V. PercivalArti K. RaiNeomi RaoRonald D. RotundaHal S. ScottTheodore M. ShawRodney SmollaIlya SominRobert Greene SternePeter L. StraussJeffrey S. SuttonStuart S. TaylorGeorge J. TerwilligerKate Comerford ToddJonathan R. TurleyEugene VolokhPeter J. WallisonEdward WhelanKeith E. WhittingtonArthur E. WilmarthWilliam H. PryorDavid M. McIntoshF. Scott KieffDavid StrasDiane S. SykesRachel L. BrandNathan A. SalesDavid BarronA. Raymond RandolphG. Barry AndersonKevin C. NewsomJohn F. DuffyMichael W. McConnellR. Shep MelnickMichael P. VandenberghPaulette BrownBrendan Thomas CarrHeather ChildsNicholas GealeAdam GelbRobert HanniganAugust HanningJonathan S. KanterPaul Alan LevyLibby LockePhilip A. MiscimarraMark L. RienziMelissa Rogers
Topics: Federalism & Separation of Powers
Sponsors: Washington DC Lawyers ChapterDC Young Lawyers ChapterCapitol Hill ChapterAdministrative Law & Regulation Practice GroupCivil Rights Practice GroupCorporations, Securities & Antitrust Practice GroupCriminal Law & Procedure Practice GroupEnvironmental Law & Property Rights Practice GroupFederalism & Separation of Powers Practice GroupFinancial Services & E-Commerce Practice GroupFree Speech & Election Law Practice GroupIntellectual Property Practice GroupInternational & National Security Law Practice GroupLabor & Employment Law Practice GroupLitigation Practice GroupProfessional Responsibility & Legal Education Practice GroupReligious Liberties Practice GroupTelecommunications & Electronic Media Practice Group
Fourth Annual Executive Branch Review Conference
Third Annual Executive Branch Review Conference

Third Annual Executive Branch Review Conference

The Mayflower Hotel 1127 Connecticut Ave N.W.
Washington, District of Columbia 20036
Speakers: Susan E. DudleyTodd F. GazianoSally KatzenDavid B. RivkinAdam WhiteMitch McConnellJonathan H. AdlerJack BeermannMichael D. BoppKelly ColeDavid D. DonigerC. Boyden GrayMichael LivermoreGillian E. MetzgerDavid B. QuinaltyNeomi RaoEugene ScaliaRobert SussmanMisha TseytlinJonathan AdelsteinThomas B. GriffithElana SchorRichard D. MorgensternDean ReuterGrace KohScott Belcher
Topics: Administrative Law & Regulation • Federalism & Separation of Powers
Sponsors: DC Student ChapterDC Young Lawyers ChapterWashington DC Lawyers ChapterCapitol Hill ChapterAdministrative Law & Regulation Practice GroupCivil Rights Practice GroupCorporations, Securities & Antitrust Practice GroupCriminal Law & Procedure Practice GroupEnvironmental Law & Property Rights Practice GroupFederalism & Separation of Powers Practice GroupFinancial Services & E-Commerce Practice GroupFree Speech & Election Law Practice GroupIntellectual Property Practice GroupInternational & National Security Law Practice GroupLabor & Employment Law Practice GroupLitigation Practice GroupProfessional Responsibility & Legal Education Practice GroupReligious Liberties Practice GroupTelecommunications & Electronic Media Practice Group
Second Annual Executive Branch Review Conference

Second Annual Executive Branch Review Conference

The Mayflower Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel 1127 Connecticut Ave NW (202) 347-3000
Washington, District of Columbia 20036
Speakers: Susan E. DudleyNicholas Quinn RosenkranzKyle DuncanRobert BarnesBrianne GorodWilliam L. KovacsTom CottonMichael A. CarvinRoger B. CleggCharles J. CooperGail HeriotPeter KirsanowAdam LiptakDavid M. McIntoshNeomi RaoStephen I. VladeckJonathan R. TurleyJonathan H. AdlerJohn C. EastmanCraig HolmanElizabeth WydraWilliam N. EskridgeR CruzStuart S. TaylorTheodore M. ShawMartin S. LedermanRobert N. WeinerCleta Mitchell
Topics: Federalism & Separation of Powers • Religious Liberties
Sponsors: DC Young Lawyers ChapterWashington DC Lawyers ChapterCapitol Hill ChapterAdministrative Law & Regulation Practice GroupCivil Rights Practice GroupCorporations, Securities & Antitrust Practice GroupCriminal Law & Procedure Practice GroupEnvironmental Law & Property Rights Practice GroupFederalism & Separation of Powers Practice GroupFinancial Services & E-Commerce Practice GroupFree Speech & Election Law Practice GroupIntellectual Property Practice GroupInternational & National Security Law Practice GroupLabor & Employment Law Practice GroupLitigation Practice GroupProfessional Responsibility & Legal Education Practice GroupReligious Liberties Practice GroupTelecommunications & Electronic Media Practice Group
Click to play: Can Regulations Come With Unintended Costs?

Can Regulations Come With Unintended Costs?

Regulatory Transparency Project's Fourth Branch Video

While the goals of regulations are often admirable, regulations may come with unintended consequences. Sometimes,...

Topics: Administrative Law & Regulation · Regulatory Transparency Project

Click to play: How Do Regulations Get Made?

How Do Regulations Get Made?

Regulatory Transparency Project's Fourth Branch Video

What is the mechanism by which regulations are developed, finalized, and updated? How can this...

Topics: Administrative Law & Regulation · Regulatory Transparency Project