Elected Member

Professor Sally Katzen

Washington, DC
New York University School of Law
Smith College
University of Michigan Law School

Sally Katzen is currently a Professor of Practice and Distinguished Scholar in Residence at NYU Law School and a Senior Advisor at the Podesta Group in Washington.  She served almost eight years in the Clinton Administration, first as Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs in the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), then Deputy Assistant to the President for Economic Policy and Deputy Director of the National Economic Council in the White House, and then as the Deputy Director for Management at OMB.  She was the Chair of the Agency Review Working Group for the Obama/Biden Transition with responsibility for the Executive Office of the President and all government-wide agencies.  Between 2001 and 2009, she taught both undergraduates (Smith College, University of Michigan and Johns Hopkins) and at various law schools (Georgetown, Pennsylvania, University of Michigan, George Mason University and George Washington University).  She has testified before Congress on many occasions, has served on several panels for the National Academies of Science, is a Fellow in the National Academy of Public Administration, is a Senior Fellow on the Administrative Conference of the United States, and is on the board of several non-profit organizations.  Before joining the Clinton Administration, Ms. Katzen was a partner in the Washington DC law firm of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering, specializing in regulatory and legislative matters.  While in private practice, Ms. Katzen served in various leadership roles in the American Bar Association (including Chair of the Section on Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice and two terms as DC Delegate to the House of Delegates of the ABA), as well as President of the Federal Communications Bar Association and President of the Women’s Legal Defense Fund.  She graduated magna cum laude from Smith College and magna cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School, where she was the first woman Editor in Chief of the Law Review.  Following graduation from law school, she clerked for Judge J. Skelly Wright of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.  She also served in the Carter Administration for two years as the General Counsel of the Council on Wage and Price Stability in the Executive Office of the President.


Areas of Expertise
Administrative Law
Constitutional Law
Regulatory Law (Administrative Law)