On March 3, Paul Verkuil (LL.M. '69, J.S.D. '72) was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate as chairman of the Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS). As chairman, Verkuil is tasked with rebuilding the ACUS, which was reconstituted in 2009 after being dormant for 14 years. ACUS makes recommendations to federal agencies concerning the efficiency, soundness, and fairness of their procedures.

Verkuil was president of the College of William and Mary from 1985 to 1992 and dean of Tulane University School of Law from 1978 to 1983 as well as dean of Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law from 1997 to 2001. He is currently a professor at Cardozo School of Law and senior counsel to Boies, Schiller and Flexner, where he oversees the firm's pro bono program and participates in antitrust and corporate governance matters. 

Posted on March 9, 2010