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Matthew Wiener

Matthew Wiener

Lecturer in Law

Matthew Lee Wiener served until recently as the twice-presidentially appointed Acting Chair and Vice Chair of the Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS), as well as a member of its Council and its Executive Director. (In 2016, President Obama nominated him to be ACUS’s Chair.) He is now a special counsel to ACUS, co-chair of its Council on Federal Administrative Adjudication, and a lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, where he teaches Administrative Law.

Before affiliating with ACUS, Mr. Wiener was general counsel to U.S. Senator Arlen Specter (Committee on the Judiciary), counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary, a partner at Dechert LLP, and special counsel to Cuneo Gilbert & LaDuca.

Mr. Wiener has taught courses on administrative law, administrative practice, regulation, remedies, statutory interpretation, and separation of powers at the law schools of the University of Pennsylvania, George Mason University, and Rutgers University. His publications include the forthcoming Leading Cases in Administrative Law (editor, with Christopher J. Walker).

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 an Articles Editor of the Stanford Law Review, and an A.B. from William and Mary.