The Future of Auer -- Will Deference to Agency Interpretations of Their Own Regulations Survive?

Date & Time: Tuesday, January 7, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

CLE Credit: No

Event Description
One of the most hotly debated topics in administrative law today is the future of Auer deference -- the requirement established by the Supreme Court that courts defer to agency interpretations of ambiguous regulations. Last term, one Justice called for revisiting the rule and another appeared amenable to doing so. Such a change could have substantial implications for the conduct of the regulatory process. Join our panel of experts -- John Elwood of Vinson and Elkins, Professor Amanda Cohen Leiter of American University's Washington College of Law and Deputy Assistant Attorney General Ethan Shenkman, to discuss this emerging issue and its potential effect on the future conduct of the regulatory process.

This brown bag program is sponsored by the Administrative Law and Agency Practice Section, in cosponsorship with the Antitrust and Consumer Law Section, the Arts, Entertainment, Media and Sports Law Section, Courts, Lawyers and the Administration of Justice Section, District of Columbia Affairs Section, Law Practice Management Section and the Litigation Section.

**This program is offered in a live teleconference format. Please note: Teleconference information will be e-mailed to registrants 24 hours prior to the event.

Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
1200 K Street, NW
Training Center, 1st Floor
Washington DC 20005

Contact Information
Sections Office
Phone: 202-626-3463
Fax: 202-824-1877

  • Professor Amanda Cohen Leiter, American University Washington College of Law

  • John Elwood, Partner, Vinson & Elkins

  • Ethan Shenkman, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice

  • Judith Starr, General Counsel, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (Moderator)


**Teleconference (info. will be e-mailed)