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

"Worker Noncompete Ban Proposal Promises FTC Authority Fight"

January 05, 2023
Richard Pierce was quoted by Bloomberg Law regarding the Federal Trade Commission’s aggressive bid to free workers from restrictive noncompete agreements.

"Student Loan Forgiveness May Be Dead. Here’s What’s Going On"

November 11, 2022
Richard J. Pierce was quoted by the Los Angeles Times about the plaintiffs’ lawsuits to block the Biden administration’s student loan debt forgiveness plan.

"FTC’s Competition Policy Shift Paves Enforcement ‘Shortcuts’"

November 11, 2022
William Kovacic and Richard Pierce were both quoted by Bloomberg Law regarding the FTC’s plans to exercise greater enforcement powers against antitrust practices.

"SEC Proxy Firm Rules Face New Legal Threat After Tech Glitch"

November 04, 2022
Richard Pierce was quoted by Bloomberg Law regarding the US Chamber of Commerce asking the SEC about a computer glitch.

"The Supreme Court Could Keep Moving the Country to the Right in a New Term"

October 01, 2022
Richard Pierce was quoted by Business Insider about the upcoming cases to be heard at the Supreme Court.