Hon. C. Boyden Gray

Founding Partner, Boyden Gray & Associates
C. Boyden Gray

Ambassador C. Boyden Gray is the founding partner of Boyden Gray & Associates, a law and strategy firm in Washington, D.C., focused on constitutional and regulatory issues.

Mr. Gray worked in the White House for twelve years, first as counsel to the Vice President during the Reagan administration and then as White House Counsel to President George H.W. Bush. In this capacity, he was counsel to the Presidential Task Force on Regulatory Relief, and was instrumental in the enactment of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 and the Energy Policy Act of 1992, as well as the development of a cap-and-trade system for acid rain emissions. In 1993, he received the Presidential Citizens Medal. Under President George W. Bush, Mr. Gray was U.S. Ambassador to the European Union and U.S. Special Envoy to Europe for Eurasian Energy.

Mr. Gray practiced law for 25 years at the law firm of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering and was chairman of the Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice Section of the American Bar Association from 2000 to 2002. He was an adjunct professor at NYU Law School and is on the Board of Directors of the Atlantic Council and the European Institute.

He earned his A.B. magna cum laude from Harvard and his J.D. with high honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was editor-in-chief of the Law Review. Mr. Gray served in the United States Marine Corps, and after law school, he clerked for Earl Warren, Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court.

  • J.D., University of North Carolina, 1968
  • A.B., Harvard University, 1964

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Publications and Multimedia
Regulatory Transparency Project: What and Why?
Free Lunch Podcast featuring Amb. C. Boyden Gray and Project Director, Devon Westhill
June 09, 2017
The Role of White House Counsel - Podcast
Administrative Law and Federalism & Separation of Powers Practice Groups Podcast
March 17, 2017
House Judiciary Committee Agenda - Event Audio/Video
Article I Initiative
February 04, 2017
25 Years of Justice Clarence Thomas - Podcast
Practice Groups Podcast
June 28, 2016
Governmental Power versus Free Speech? - Podcast
Practice Groups Podcast
May 16, 2016
EPA’s Use of Co-Benefits
Engage Volume 16, Issue 2
September 24, 2015
International Trade: New Initiatives
Engage Volume 16, Issue 2
September 11, 2015
Costs and Benefits vs. Smoke and Mirrors - Audio/Video
Third Annual Executive Branch Review Conference
June 24, 2015
Separation of Powers - Event Audio/Video
2012 National Lawyers Convention
November 19, 2012
Dodd-Frank Challenged in Court
June 21, 2012
Power and Constraint: The Accountable Presidency After 9/11 - Event Video
Faculty Division and the American Enterprise Institute
March 21, 2012
The Regulatory Accountability Act - Podcast
Administrative Law & Regulation Practice Group Podcast
February 17, 2012
The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform & Consumer Protection Act of 2010: Is It Constitutional?
Engage Volume 11, Issue 3, December 2010
December 23, 2010
Equality, Liberty, and Risk - Event Audio/Video
2010 National Lawyers Convention
November 20, 2010
Colloquium: The Future of Environmental Reform
Environmental Law & Property Rights Practice Group Newsletter - Volume 1, Issue 1, Fall 1996
December 01, 1996