Christopher DeMuth

Hon. Christopher DeMuth

Distinguished Fellow, Hudson Institute

Christopher DeMuth is a Distinguished Fellow at Hudson Institute in Washington, DC. He was President of the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) from 1986-2008 and D.C. Searle Senior Fellow at AEI from 2008-2011. Many of his articles, lectures, and occasional talks are posted on his website (http://www.ccdemuth.com).

DeMuth was raised in Kenilworth, Illinois, and attended The Lawrenceville School (1964), Harvard College (A.B. 1968), and the University of Chicago Law School (J.D. 1973). He served as Staff Assistant to President Richard M. Nixon in 1969-1970, working first for Daniel P. Moynihan (then Assistant to the President for Urban Affairs) on urban policy matters and then as Chairman of the White House Task Force on Environmental Policy. Following law school, he practiced regulatory, antitrust, and general corporate law with Sidley & Austin in Chicago (1973-1976) and was Associate General Counsel of the Consolidated Rail Corporation (Conrail) in Philadelphia (1976-1977).

From 1977-1981, DeMuth was Lecturer in Public Policy at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Director of the Harvard Faculty Project on Regulation. There he taught courses on law, economics, and regulatory policy and conducted and sponsored research on health, safety, environmental, and economic regulation.

Returning to Washington in 1981, DeMuth served as Administrator for Information and Regulatory Affairs in the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, and as Executive Director of the Presidential Task Force on Regulatory Relief, during President Ronald Reagan's first term of office. From 1984-1986, he was Managing Director of Lexecon Inc., a law-and-economics consulting firm; in 1986, he was also Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Regulation magazine. He was elected President of the American Enterprise Institute in December 1986.



Article I Initiative Conference

Capitol Visitor Center Atrium and Auditorium First St NE
Washington, District of Columbia 20515
Speakers: Ron DeSantisJonathan KlickJames BuckleySaikrishna PrakashDavid McIntoshNeomi RaoKeith WhittingtonThomas HungarSteve KingDavid SchoenbrodChristopher DeMuthMichael Greve
Topics: Federalism & Separation of Powers
Sponsors: Washington DC Lawyers ChapterDC Young Lawyers ChapterCapitol Hill ChapterFederalism & Separation of Powers Practice Group

2016 National Student Symposium - "Poverty, Inequality, and the Law"

University of Virginia School of Law 580 Massie Road
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Speakers: Clint BolickJulia MahoneyAmul ThaparAmy WaxMary CaseChristopher DeMuthJohn EastmanWilliam GalstonJason JohnstonJerry SmithIlya SominDavid SuperRobert WoodsonPaul Clement
Topics: Civil Rights • Administrative Law & Regulation • Religious Liberties
Sponsors: Virginia Student Chapter

2015 National Lawyers Convention

The Role of Congress

The Mayflower Hotel
Washington, DC 20036
Speakers: Jan CrawfordDavid RivkinBrian HookDavid SentelleJohn McGinnisRichard EpsteinWilliam PryorFrançois-Henri BriardTuan SamahonKaren PetrouJoan LarsenNeal KatyalJohn MalcolmAkhil AmarJames BuckleyNicholas RosenkranzMichael PaulsenJames SonneDavid OlsonMiguel EstradaJohn DuffyJ.W. VerretStephen KleinMichael LeeKeith BlackwellScott WalkerNeal DevinsGeorge WillScott PruittMatthew WienerMike RogersTara HelfmanBettina PoirierNeil ChatterjeeMichael TremoglieJeanne HauchRobert QuinnMark SchneiderPaul RyanBenjamin FriedmanSalen ChuriMichael HunterA. Raymond RandolphMichael GreveJohn BakerC. Boyden GrayDiarmuid O'ScannlainFrank EasterbrookGeorge TerwilligerLouis FisherJonathan TurleyJohn EastmanHans von SpakovskyCarlos BeaRobert GeorgeWilliam KristolJerry SmithMichael CarvinJohn RaudabaughMichael UhlmannWilliam MarshallAlex KozinskiEugene VolokhF. Scott KieffArti RaiBrett KavanaughNeomi RaoEdith JonesDavid StrasCraig LernerEric ClaeysTim LynchOrrin HatchRichard PildesDavid SchoenbrodWilliam SaundersDavid MuhlhausenBill SamuelAndrew GrossmanThomas GriffithJ.W VerretTom CoburnRobert YoungGillian MetzgerSteven CollotonTodd PettysChristopher DeMuthPhil GrammTom CottonDarpana ShethTodd GravesEdward KangSandra AistarsStephen CrimminsColin DueckSteven DuffieldRaymond GruenderFrances LeeGordon LloydDavid MayhewRobert WoodsonPeter ZeidenbergHoward BermanJames CeaserPete RickettsNathan DealSam BrownbackEarl ComstockRoslyn LaytonFrank MedinaNicholas RobinsonAdam LaxaltKirsten PowersArthur LoevyNeil Eggleston
Topics: Federalism & Separation of Powers
Sponsors: Washington DC Lawyers ChapterDC Young Lawyers 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

2014 National Lawyers Convention

The Renaissance Mayflower Hotel 1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20036
Speakers: Bert ElyThomas MerrillJohn McGinnisRichard EpsteinWilliam PryorGregory MaggsMark SchultzCharles MurrayNeal KatyalLee OtisJohn MalcolmStephen WilliamsMichael BaroneNicholas RosenkranzRobert MillerKaren HarnedJennifer ElrodDavid OlsonRobin WilsonWilliam AllenDiana Furchtgott-RothWilliam KuntzDon WillettDavid ThompsonNeal DevinsDavid WeilPaul BaileyJamie BrownRoss EisenbreyPaul KupiecJulie ReiserAdam CiongoliAntonin ScaliaMichael GreveJohn BakerThomas MorganRonald CassFrank EasterbrookDouglas GinsburgDavid McIntoshGail HeriotChristopher YooRandy BarnettCharles CooperPaul AtkinsJerry SmithJonathan AdlerRobert PercivalWilliam MarshallSamuel AlitoNadine StrossenEugene VolokhHeather DonaldPaul CamposRachel BrandDavid StrasOrrin HatchJack BeermannRobert DestroDaniel PolsbyE VeaseyAlan MorrisonMichael MukaseyChai FeldblumRichard VedderChristopher SchroederThomas GriffithRobert SussmanMaureen OhlhausenGreg LukianoffJodi BalsamLanny DavisJohn Bellinger,IChristopher DeMuthRobert GasawayDaniel EpsteinKim ColbyAaron CaplanSeth GalanterMichael O'RiellyKatherine OyamaSteven RosenblumDavid WeisbachTodd GravesPatrick OotVictoria RedgravePatrick WyrickEdward DeMarcoUsman AhmedDanielle AguirreElizabeth KregorKarlyn Bowman
Topics: Federalism & Separation of Powers
Sponsors: DC Young Lawyers ChapterCapitol Hill ChapterWashington DC Lawyers 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