Katzmann, Robert A. 1953- (Robert Allen Katzmann)

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Katzmann, Robert A. 1953- (Robert Allen Katzmann)

PERSONAL:

Born 1953, in New York, NY. Education: Columbia University, A.B., 1973; Harvard University, M.A., 1975, Ph.D., 1978; Yale University, J.D., 1980.

ADDRESSES:

Home—NY. Office—U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit, 40 Foley Sq., New York, NY 10007-1502.

CAREER:

Federal judge, writer. U.S. Court of Appeals (first circuit), Concord, NH, law clerk, 1980-81; Brookings Institution, Washington, DC, research associate, 1981-85, fellow, 1985-99, acting director of government studies, 1998; Georgetown University, Washington, DC, adjunct professor of law and public policy, 1984-92, William J. Walsh professor of government and professor of law, 1992-99; Governance Institute, Washington, DC, president, 1996-99; U.S. Court of Appeals (second circuit), New York, NY, judge, 1999—; New York University, New York, NY, adjunct professor of law, 2001—.

MEMBER:

American Academy of Arts and Sciences (fellow), American Bar Association, American Association of Law Schools, American Political Science Association, American Judicature Society, Phi Beta Kappa.

AWARDS, HONORS:

Charles E. Merriam Award, American Political Science Association, 2001.

WRITINGS:

LAW AND POLITICS

Regulatory Bureaucracy: The Federal Trade Commission and Antitrust Policy, MIT Press (Cambridge, MA), 1980.

Institutional Disability: The Saga of Transportation Policy for the Disabled, Brookings Institution (Washington, DC), 1986.

(Editor) Judges and Legislators: Toward Institutional Comity, Brookings Institution (Washington, DC), 1988.

(Editor) The Law Firm and the Public Good, Brookings Institution (Washington, DC), 1995.

Courts and Congress, Brookings Institution (Washington, DC), 1997.

(Editor) Daniel Patrick Moynihan: The Intellectual in Public Life, Woodrow Wilson Center Press (Washington, DC), 1998.

Contributor of articles and reviews to various journals, including the Yale Law Journal.

SIDELIGHTS:

Robert A. Katzmann is a legal scholar, policy analyst, and federal judge. Katzmann's primary areas of interest include regulation issues, the administrative process, antitrust policy, court reform, judicial-congressional relations, and law pertaining to disabilities. Katzmann has written or contributed to a number of volumes pertaining to law and policy. He edited The Law Firm and the Public Good, a book based on studies commissioned by the Governance Institute regarding the contributions made by large law firms to the public good and the general perception of the public regarding the legal profession in relation to those contributions. Katzmann noted that public skepticism regarding the motivations of those engaged in the legal profession provides an opportunity for the field to improve their collective image. The essays collected in the volume address the advantages inherent in promoting pro bono work among members of private law firms. Christopher Sclafani Rhee, writing for the Yale Law Journal, remarked that "the book's major selling point—its insider account of private firm practice—is also its primary weakness," concluding: "It is ultimately not surprising that insiders steeped in firm culture avoid the controversies that are so divisive in it."

In Courts and Congress, Katzmann addresses the relationship between the legislative and judicial branches of the U.S. government, looking at various topics, including the confirmation process and communication between the branches. Robert Weber, reviewing the title for Perspectives on Political Science, concluded: "It is in its specific recommendations for reform between the institutions that the book makes its greatest contribution."

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

ABA Journal, October, 1995, Bryant Garth, review of The Law Firm and the Public Good, p. 99.

American Political Science Review, September, 1987, Susan M. Olson, review of Institutional Disability: The Saga of Transportation Policy for the Disabled, p. 1002; December, 1989, Lee Epstein, review of Judges and Legislators: Toward Institutional Comity, p. 1387.

Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, May, 1988, Frederick Shaw, review of Institutional Disability, p. 205.

Antitrust Bulletin, summer, 1982, A. Stewart Kerr, review of Regulatory Bureaucracy: The Federal Trade Commission and Antitrust Policy, pp. 517-518.

Brookings Review, fall, 1986, review of Institutional Disability, p. 50.

Choice, October, 1983, review of Regulatory Bureaucracy, p. 241; March, 1987, review of Institutional Disability, p. 1148; March, 1989, review of Judges and Legislators, p. 1250; November, 1997, review of Courts and Congress, p. 566; June, 1999, W.K. Hall, review of Daniel Patrick Moynihan: The Intellectual in Public Life, p. 1870.

Contemporary Sociology, November, 1999, Heathcote W. Wales, review of Daniel Patrick Moynihan, p. 733.

Economic Books: Current Selections, June, 1987, review of Institutional Disability, p. 53.

Federal Lawyer, March-April, 1996, Michael Foster, review of The Law Firm and the Public Good, pp. 52-54; November-December, 1997, Louis Fisher, review of Courts and Congress, p. 70.

Foreign Affairs, May, 1999, Philip Zelikow, review of Daniel Patrick Moynihan, p. 139.

Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics, spring, 1996, Abe Krash, review of The Law Firm and the Public Good, pp. 915-921.

Georgetown Law Journal, October, 1998, Charles Gardner Geyh, review of Courts and Congress, pp. 243-262.

Harvard Journal on Legislation, summer, 1980, Randall Bartlett, review of Regulatory Bureaucracy, pp. 609-613.

Journal of Consumer Affairs, summer, 1981, review of Regulatory Bureaucracy, p. 175.

Journal of Economic Literature, March, 1987, review of Institutional Disability, p. 226.

Journal of Health Politics, Policy, and Law, fall, 1987, R. Shep Melnick, review of Institutional Disability, pp. 577-582.

Judicature, April-May, 1989, Susan M. Olson, review of Judges and Legislators, pp. 367-368; September-October, 1997, Avern Cohn, review of Courts and Congress, pp. 87-89.

Law and Social Inquiry, winter, 1989, review of Judges and Legislators, p. 213.

M2 Presswire, March 9, 1999, "The White House: Pres Nominates Katzmann, Fuentes, Schreier, Pepper, Jr., & Lorenz to Federal Bench."

New York University Review of Law & Social Change, June, 1999, Tom M. Fine, review of Courts and Congress, pp. 331-356.

Perspective, winter, 1989, review of Judges and Legislators, p. 15.

Perspectives on Political Science, spring, 1998, Robert Weber, review of Courts and Congress, p. 102.

Political Science Quarterly, fall, 1980, review of Regulatory Bureaucracy, p. 498; autumn, 1987, Ronald F. Kirby, review of Institutional Disability, p. 536.

Political Studies, December, 1989, Alec Barbrook, review of Judges and Legislators, p. 689.

Prairie Schooner, fall, 1987, review of Institutional Disability, p. 536; summer, 1998, review of Courts and Congress, p. 320.

Public Interest, spring, 1988, Lawrence D. Brown, review of Institutional Disability, p. 120.

Reference & Research Book News, spring, 1987, review of Institutional Disability, p. 18; December, 1988, review of Judges and Legislators, p. 17; August, 1997, review of Courts and Congress, p. 119; February, 1999, review of Daniel Patrick Moynihan, p. 44; November, 2004, review of Daniel Patrick Moynihan, p. 63.

Regulation, January-February, 1987, Deborah A. Stone, review of Institutional Disability, p. 56.

Society, March-April, 1982, Naomi Caiden, review of Regulatory Bureaucracy, p. 94.

Transportation Research, May, 1988, Sandra Rosenbloom, review of Institutional Disability, p. 231.

University of Illinois Law Review, fall, 2000, Jeffrey O'Connell, Richard F. Bland, review of Daniel Patrick Moynihan, pp. 1287-1310.

University Press Book News, March, 1989, review of Judges and Legislators, p. 19.

Willamette Law Review, spring, 1990, Virgil H. Langtry, review of The Law Firm and the Public Good, pp. 585-588.

Yale Law Journal, January, 1981, Robert Pitofsky, review of Regulatory Bureaucracy, pp. 726-740; April, 1996, Christopher Sclafani Rhee, review of The Law Firm and the Public Good, pp. 1719-1724.

ONLINE

Cornell University Web site,http://www.news.cornell.edu/ (March 5, 2007), "Katzmann Discusses Filling Supreme Court Vacancy."

Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics Web site,http://waynemorsecenter.uoregon.edu/ (March 5, 2007), author biography.

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