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

“NLRB’s Handling of Joint Employer Petitions: Fodder for Lawsuits (1)”

December 10, 2018

Richard J. Pierce, Jr. is quoted by Bloomberg Law about potential legal challenges to the NLRB's nondisclosure of joint employer petitions.

"Trump Pick for Nonpartisan Efficiency Office Active in Partisan Cases"

November 05, 2018

Richard J. Pierce, Jr. is quoted in Bloomberg Law about President Trump's pick to lead the Administrative Conference of the United States.

"The Supreme Court Could Make It Easier for Trump to Fire Mueller"

April 21, 2018

Richard J. Pierce, Jr. is quoted in Vice News regarding the Lucia v. SEC case.

"Look to Supreme Court for Answers on Whether Trump Can Fire Mueller"

April 12, 2018

Richard J. Pierce, Jr. writes in The Hill about the following case: Lucia v. Securities and Exchange Commission.

"The Energy 202: Democratic Senators Demand Pruitt Recuse Himself from Rewriting Clean Power Plan"

February 07, 2018

Richard J. Pierce, Jr. is quoted in The Washington Post about calls for Scott Pruitt's recusal in replacing the Clean Power Plan.