Two members of the University of Chicago Law School faculty began positions in the federal government in February. Professor Jennifer Nou is serving as a senior advisor in the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), and Eric Posner, the Law School’s Kirkland & Ellis Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Arthur and Esther Kane Research Chair, is serving as Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General in the Antitrust Division of the Justice Department.
Nou, whose expertise includes administrative law and regulatory policy, will help advance the goals of the presidential memorandum on modernizing regulatory review released on President Biden’s first day in office. The memorandum calls for an evaluation of regulatory processes and principles “to ensure swift and effective Federal action” as the nation addresses serious challenges.
Nou worked as a policy analyst and special assistant at OIRA between August 2010 and December 2011. A graduate of Yale Law School, she is a public member of the Administrative Conference of the United States. She joined the Law School faculty in 2013.
Posner will be involved in policy matters and litigation in the Antitrust Division of the Justice Department. Posner has written extensively about the role of antitrust law in labor markets. He testified on this topic before a US House of Representatives committee in September.
A graduate of Harvard Law School, Posner is the author or editor of nearly 20 books. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and sits on the Council of the American Law Institute. He joined the University of Chicago Law School faculty in 1998.