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Richard J. Pierce Jr.

Richard J. Pierce Jr. is Lyle T. Alverson Professor of Law at The George Washington University.

Professor Pierce has written more than 20 books and 125 scholarly articles about administrative law and government regulation. His books and articles have been cited in numerous court opinions, including more than a dozen opinions of the U.S. Supreme Court. He has testified several times before Congress on regulatory issues and on Social Security disability decision-making. He has also testified as an expert on energy markets in scores of agency court proceedings.

Professor Pierce has served both as a member and as a consultant to the Administrative Conference of America. He has also served as a consultant to the World Bank, the Organization of Economic and Co-Operating Development, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and the Agency for International Development. He has provided courses on various subjects to judges and legislators from many countries, including Russia, Cambodia, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, and Albania. He serves as a member of the editorial board of Utilities Review, a UK journal on regulatory issues in Europe

Before he began law teaching, Professor Pierce worked in the finance department of General Electric and practiced law with a Washington, D.C. firm. He also served in the U.S. Coast Guard.

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