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Matthew Wiener

Lecturer in Law

Matthew Lee Wiener is the Acting Chairman, Vice Chairman, and Executive Director of the Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS). President Biden appointed him to the first two posts in February 2021. He previously held them (by appointment of President Obama) from January 2017 to January 2021. (In 2016, President Obama nominated him to be ACUS’s Chairman. The nomination was returned at the end of the 114th Congress in early 2017.)

Before affiliating with ACUS, Mr. Wiener was general counsel to U.S. Senator Arlen Specter, counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary, a partner at Dechert LLP, and special counsel to Cuneo Gilbert & LaDuca. He has taught courses on administrative law, remedies, legislation, and constitutional law at the laws schools of the University of Pennsylvania, Rutgers University, and George Mason University.

Mr. Wiener is an elected member of the American Law Institute, a fellow of the American Bar Foundation, and co-chair of the Adjudication Committee of the American Bar Association’s Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice.  

Mr. Wiener holds a J.D. from Stanford Law School, where he was articles editor of the Stanford Law Review, and an A.B. from William and Mary.