Abbe R. Gluck is the Alfred M. Rankin Professor of Law and the founding Faculty Director of the Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy at Yale Law School. She is also Professor of Internal Medicine (General Medicine) at Yale Medical School and a Professor in the Institution for Social and Policy Studies at Yale. Her expertise is on Congress and the political process, legislation, federalism, state and local government, civil procedure, and health law. She is also chair of Section on Legislation and the Law of the Political Process for the Association of American Law Schools.
From November 2020 until November 2021, she served in the Biden Administration as the lead lawyer for the White House COVID-19 Response, first for the Biden-Harris Transition and then in the White House, as Special Counsel to the White House COVID-19 Response. In that capacity, Gluck also served as a member of the White House Counsel’s Office, where she was additionally responsible for health care issues across the administration, including the Affordable Care Act.
Prior to joining Columbia, Professor Gluck served in the administration of New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine as the special counsel and senior advisor to the New Jersey Attorney General. She also served in the administration of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg—as chief of staff and counsel to the Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services, senior counsel in the New York City Office of Legal Counsel, and deputy special counsel to the New York City Charter Revision Commission.
Prior to law school, she worked in the U.S. Senate for Senator Paul S. Sarbanes of Maryland. Before returning to government work after law school, Professor Gluck was a litigation associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison. Following law school, she clerked for then-Chief Judge Ralph K. Winter on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Professor Gluck’s recent work includes empirical study conducted about the realities of the congressional law-making process. Her findings were published by the Stanford Law Review. She also was co-counsel on a Supreme Court brief in King v. Burwell, the challenge to the Affordable Care Act.