Bridget Dooling

Bridget Dooling
Professor of Law (By Courtesy)
The George Washington University Law School
2000 H Street, NW
Washington, DC

Bridget C.E. Dooling is a Research Professor with the GW Regulatory Studies Center and a Professor of Law (by courtesy) at GW Law. Previously, she was a deputy chief, senior policy analyst, and attorney for the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) at the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Professor Dooling also served on the Biden-Harris Transition Team. She was OMB’s voting member of the Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS), has served several times as a consultant for ACUS, and now serves as a Senior Fellow for ACUS. Professor Dooling's earlier professional experience includes a clerkship for an administrative law judge at the U.S. Department of Labor and positions in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, a U.S. airline’s legal department, and the economics team at an aviation trade association.

Professor Dooling's scholarship has been published in the Administrative Law Review, Minnesota Law Review Headnotes, the Ohio State Law Journal, and American University Law Review, among others. She has served as the principal investigator for grants from the Pew Charitable Trusts to study regulatory issues associated with substance use disorder. Professor Dooling also served on the planning committee for a recent National Academies workshop on the regulation of methadone. She is a regular contributor to the Yale Journal on Regulation's Notice & Comment blog and she also contributes to the Brookings Institute Series on Regulatory Process and Perspective. Professor Dooling's commentaries and opinion pieces have been published by the Wall Street Journal, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the HillSlateLawfare, and Health Affairs Forefront. She regularly engages with the press on regulatory matters. 

Professor Dooling is on the Council of the American Bar Association's Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice. She is active with the Food & Drug Law Institute, currently serving on the editorial board of the Food & Drug Law Journal. In law school, Professor Dooling was the Editor-in-Chief of the Federal Circuit Bar Journal. She is licensed to practice law in Virginia.