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Neil R. Eisner
Assistant General Counsel for Regulation and Enforcement
Mr. Eisner is currently the Assistant General Counsel for Regulation and Enforcement at the U.S. Department of Transportation. Prior to this, Mr. Eisner held positions as Assistant Chief Counsel for Regulation and Enforcement and Deputy Assistant Chief Counsel for Litigation in the Federal Aviation Administration. Mr. Eisner received his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law and an A.B. (with honors in Political Science) from Syracuse University. He is a member of the District of Columbia Bar and the D.C. Bar Association. He is also an active member of the American Bar Association (ABA) and a past Chair of the ABA’s Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice. In addition, Mr. Eisner is an adjunct professor at American University’s Washington College of Law. He has testified before Congressional committees on a number of different issues, published seven articles, presented numerous speeches in different forums on a variety of subjects, been a guest lecturer at a number of law schools, and made presentations to many foreign government delegations.
Awards and Recognitions
Mr. Eisner was a member of the Administrative Conference of the United States (1982-1995) and Chairman of its Committee on Governmental Processes; he is currently a Senior Fellow of the Conference. He was also a member of the President’s National Performance Review Team on Improving Regulatory Systems (1993). He has been awarded three Presidential Rank Awards as a Meritorious Executive (1987, 1994, and 2002), and the Secretary of Transportation’s Gold (2010) and Silver Medals (1979). He is also the recipient of the American Bar Association’s Government and Public Sector Lawyers Division Nelson Award for Exemplary Service to the ABA (1997) and the ABA’s Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice Mary C. Lawton Award for Outstanding Government Service (1997).