Judge Profile

Robert A. Katzmann

Judicial Experience:

  • U.S. Circuit Judge, U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals

Other Professional Experience:

  • Research associate, senior fellow, visiting fellow, and acting program director, Brookings Institution Governmental Studies Program, 1981 to 1999
  • clerk, U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit for Judge Hugh H. Bownes
  • Walsh Professor, Georgetown University, 1999
  • Fellow, Brookings Institution, 1999
  • President, Governance Institute, 1999
  • Offered courses on administrative law, constitutional law, Georgetown University
  • Teacher, N.YU. School of Law,U.C.L.A.

Biographical Data:

  • Degrees in government from Harvard University,His work on inter-branch relations began at the invitation of the U.S. Judicial Conference Committee on the Judicial Branch, then chaired by Judge Frank M. Coffin


  • J.D., Yale Law School
  • Ph.D, Harvard University
  • A.M., Harvard University
  • A.B., Columbia College


  • Regulatory Bureaucracy: The Federal Trade Commission and Antitrust Policy, MIT Press, 1980
  • Institutional Disability: The Saga of Transportation Policy for the Disabled, Brookings, 1986
  • Co-editor of Managing Appeals in Federal Court, Federal Judicial Center, 1988
  • Daniel Patrick Moynihan: The Intellectual in Public Life, Johns Hopkins, 1998
  • Judges and Legislators: Toward Institutional Comity, Brookings, 1988
  • interbranch relations, Courts and Congress, Brookings/Governanc, 1997
  • Regulation, judicial-congressional relations, disability, the administrative process, court reform, and the war powers resolution

Professional Civic Activities/Honors/Awards:

  • Board Director, American Judicature Society
  • Public Member of the Administrative Conference, United States
  • Vice-Chair, Government Organization and Separation of Powers of the ABA Section on Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice
  • Consultant, Federal Courts Study Committee
  • Co-Chair, FTC transition team
  • Special Counsel to Senator, Moynihan on the confirmation of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  • Chair, Section on Legislation of the American Association of Law Schools
  • American Political Science Association's Charles E. Merriam Award, 2001
  • Graduated summa cum laude, Columbia College, 2001