Robert Allen Katzmann
 

Hon. Robert Allen Katzmann
Firm: United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
Address: 500 Pearl Street
New York, NY 10007
Phone: (212) 857-8500
(212) 857-8585
(212) 857-8702
(212) 857-8662
Fax: (212) 857-8710
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Web site: http://www.ca2.uscourts.gov/

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Robert A. Katzmann is the Chief Judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He became Chief Judge on September 1, 2013. At his appointment in 1999, he was Walsh Professor of Government, Professor of Law and Professor of Public Policy at Georgetown University; a Fellow of the Governmental Studies Program of the Brookings Institution; and president of the Governance Institute.

A lawyer and political scientist by training, Judge Katzmann received his A.B. (summa cum laude) from Columbia College, A.M. and Ph.D in government from Harvard University, and a J.D. from the Yale Law School, where he was an Article and Book Review Editor of the Yale Law Journal. After clerking on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, he joined the Brookings Institution, where he was a research associate, senior fellow, visiting fellow, and acting program director. His books include: Regulatory Bureaucracy: The Federal Trade Commission and Antitrust Policy; Institutional Disability; Courts and Congress; editor and project director of The Law Firm and the Public Good; co-editor of Managing Appeals in Federal Court; editor and contributing author of Daniel Patrick Moynihan: The Intellectual in Public Life; and editor and contributing author of Judges and Legislators.

He currently chairs the U.S. Judicial Conference Committee on the Judicial Branch

Judge Katzmann received the American Political Science Association's Charles E. Merriam Award. He is also the recipient of: the Learned Hand Medal for Excellence in Federal Jurisprudence of the Federal Bar Council; the Chesterfield Smith Award of the Pro Bono Institute; the Stanley H. Fuld Award of the New York State Bar Association; the Michael Maggio Memorial Pro Bono Award of the American Immigration Lawyers Association; the Public Interest Scholarship Organization Lifetime Achievement Award; and the Green Bag's "Exemplary Legal Writing" honoree recognition. His lectures include: the James Madison Lecture of New York University School of Law; the Orison Marden Lecture of the NYC Bar Association; and the Robert L. Levine Distinguished Lecture of Fordham University School of Law. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Current Employment Position(s):
Chief Judge, since September 1, 2013

Appointed 1999
Bar Admissions:
New York, 1998
District of Columbia, 1984
Education:
Yale Law School, New Haven, Connecticut
J.D.
Law Journal: Yale Law Journal, Article and Book Review Editor

Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
A.M. and Ph.D
Major: Government

Columbia College, Columbia, Missouri
A.B.
Honors: summa cum laude

Published Works:
Regulatory Bureaucracy: The Federal Trade Commission and Antitrust Policy, MIT Press, 1980

Institutional Disability: The Saga of Transportation Policy for the Disabled , Brookings, 1986

Managing Appeals in Federal Court, Federal Judicial Center, 1988

Daniel Patrick Moynihan: The Intellectual in Public Life, John Hopkins, 1998

Judges and Legislators: Toward Institutional Comity, Brookings, 1988

Interbranch Relations, Courts and Congress, Brookings/Governance, 1997

The Law Firm and the Public Good, Governance/Brookings, 1995

Classes/Seminars Taught:
Walsh Professor of Government, Professor of Law and Professor of Public Policy, Georgetown University

Professor of Law, N.YU. School of Law

Professor of Law, U.C.L.A. (Washington D.C. Program)

Wayne Morse Professor of Law and Politics, University of Oregon

James Madison Lecture of New York University School of Law

Orison Marden Lecture of the NYC Bar Association

Robert L. Levine Distinguished Lecture of Fordham University School of Law

Honors and Awards:
American Political Science Association's Charles E. Merriam Award, 2001

Recipient of the Learned Hand Medal for Excellence in Federal Jurisprudence of the Federal Bar Council

Chesterfield Smith Award of the Pro Bono Institute

Stanley H. Fuld Award of the New York State Bar Association

Michael Maggio Memorial Pro Bono Award of the American Immigration Lawyers Association

Public Interest Scholarship Organization Lifetime Achievement Award

Green Bag's "Exemplary Legal Writing" honoree recognition

Orison Marden Lecture of the NYC Bar Association

Robert L. Levine Distinguished Lecture of Fordham University School of Law

Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Professional Associations and Memberships:
Governance Institute
President

Brookings Institution Governmental Studies Program, 1981 - 1999
Fellow

American Judicature Society
Board of Director

Administrative Conference of the United States
Public Member

Committee on Government Organization and Separation of Powers of the ABA Section on Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice
Vice-Chair

Federal Courts Study Committee
Consultant

FTC Transition Team
Co-Chair

American Association of Law Schools
Chair, Section on Legislation

U.S. Judicial Conference Committee on the Judicial Branch
Chair

Past Employment Positions:
Senator Moynihan, Special Counsel

Brookings Institution, Research Associate, Senior Fellow, Visiting Fellow and Acting Program Director, 1981 - 1999

U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit for Judge Hugh H. Bownes, Clerk

Profile Last Updated:
12/3/2013

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