Adam J. White

Research Fellow, The Hoover Institution
Adam White

Adam White is a research fellow based in Washington, D.C., writing on the courts and the administrative state for such publications as The Weekly StandardThe Wall Street JournalCommentaryThe Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, and SCOTUSblog. He is a contributing editor with National AffairsThe New Atlantis, and City Journal, and a contributor to the Yale Journal on Regulation's blog, "Notice and Comment." His writings are collected at

Prior to joining Hoover, he was an adjunct fellow at the Manhattan Institute. 

In addition to his research and writing, he practiced law with Boyden Gray & Associates, writing briefs on constitutional and regulatory issues in the Supreme Court and various other federal courts. (He continues to be "of counsel" to the firm in three pending cases involving the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Federal Communications Commission.) Previously, he was a senior associate with Baker Botts, working on various constitutional and regulatory matters, including energy infrastructure regulation.

In 2015 he was appointed to the leadership council of the American Bar Association's Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice, where he co-chairs the Judicial Review committee and co-directs its Supreme Court Series. He also is a member of the executive committee of the Federalist Society's Administrative Law & Regulation Practice Group.

He received his J.D. (cum laude) from Harvard Law School, and his B.B.A. (economics) from the University of Iowa College of Business. He clerked for Judge David B. Sentelle of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

  • B.B.A. University of Iowa (2001)
  • J.D. Harvard Law School, cum laude (2004)

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Publications and Multimedia
Net Neutrality Survives D.C. Circuit Challenge: U.S. Telecom Association v. FCC - Podcast
Telecommunications & Electronic Media Practice Group Podcast
June 20, 2016
Congressional Regulatory Reform Proposals - Event Audio/Video
Fourth Annual Executive Branch Review Conference
May 20, 2016
Article III Standing and the Texas Immigration Case - Podcast
Litigation Practice Group Podcast
January 14, 2016
Net Neutrality Goes to Court: U.S. Telecomm Association v. FCC - Podcast
Telecommunications & Electronic Media Practice Group Podcast
December 14, 2015
Overreach in the States - Event Audio/Video
2015 National Lawyers Convention
November 18, 2015
Net Neutrality Litigation - Podcast
Litigation Practice Group Podcast
October 19, 2015
The Balance of Power: The People v. The State - Podcast
Administrative Law & Regulation Practice Group Podcast
July 16, 2015
Congressional Oversight - Audio/Video
Third Annual Executive Branch Review Conference
June 24, 2015
The Future of Auer Deference - Podcast
Administrative Law & Regulation Practice Group Podcast
March 19, 2015
Interpreting Federal Regulations
Short video with Adam White discussing Perez v. Mortgage Bankers Association
October 07, 2014
Supreme Court Preview: What Is in Store for October Term 2014? - Event Audio/Video
Co-Sponsored by the Faculty Division and the Practice Groups
September 24, 2014
Is Administrative Law Unlawful? - Podcast
Administrative Law & Regulation Practice Group Podcast
July 03, 2014
Energy and the Executive: Yucca Mountain and the Separation of Powers - Podcast
Environmental Law & Property Rights Practice Group Podcast
August 28, 2013
Dodd-Frank Litigation Update: Amended Complaint - Podcast
Financial Service & E-Commerce Practice Group Podcast
March 04, 2013
Dodd-Frank - Event Audio/Video
15th Annual Faculty Conference
January 10, 2013
Astrue v. Capato - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
SCOTUScast 06-29-30 featuring Adam White
June 29, 2012
Astrue v. Capato - Post-Argument SCOTUScast
SCOTUScast 03-28-12 featuring Adam White
March 28, 2012