The American Law Institute’s Council today announced the appointment of Diane P. Wood, Senior Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, as Director Designate. Judge Wood will succeed Richard L. Revesz, who stepped down to take on the role of Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, and will be the first woman to hold this position at the Institute. She will assume the role of Director in May 2023.
“We are so pleased that Diane Wood will be our new Director and so confident in our future under her leadership,” said ALI President David F. Levi. “Diane has had a distinguished and storied career committed to the rule of law. From academia to private practice to government service to her time on the court, she is a brilliant legal thinker and has made her mark on many fields, including antitrust and international law. She is also a skillful leader and trusted colleague. She has been a forceful and important contributor to the work of the ALI through her membership on the ALI’s Council for many years. As we enter our second century, we are so fortunate to be able to work with her as ALI Director.”
Judge Wood was recommended to the ALI’s Executive Committee by its Nominating Committee, chaired by Jeffrey S. Sutton, Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit.
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