Richard J. Pierce, Jr.

Portrait of Richard J. Pierce, Jr.
Lyle T. Alverson Professor of Law
2000 H Street, NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20052
[email protected]

Professor Pierce is author of over twenty books and 130 articles on administrative law, government regulation, and the effects of various forms of government intervention on the performance of markets. His books and articles have been cited in hundreds of judicial opinions, including over a dozen opinions of the U.S. Supreme Court.

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BS, Lehigh University; JD, University of Virginia

In the News

"Trump’s EPA Skips Waiting Period for Rules, Making It Harder for Biden to Repeal"

January 13, 2021

Richard J. Pierce, Jr. is quoted by Bloomberg about how Trump's rush to impose regulations will undercut Biden's ability to freeze them.

"White House Races to Wrap Up Rules Before Trump Exits"

November 09, 2020
Richard J. Pierce, Jr. is quoted in E & E News about how Trump may speed up environmental deregulation policies before leaving office.

"The Biden Administration Should Abandon the Case Against Google"

November 09, 2020
Richard J. Pierce, Jr. writes in The Regulatory Review that Biden should dismiss the Trump administration's antitrust case against Google.

"DOL Leadership Wants Faster Decisions From In-House Judges"

October 16, 2020

Richard J. Pierce, Jr. is quoted by Bloomberg Law about how DOL will require administrative judges to report on time taken to reach decisions.

"Reason Trumps Pretext"

July 30, 2020

Richard J. Pierce, Jr. writes in The Regulatory Review how SCOTUS has reinvigorated the duty to engage in reasoned decision-making.