Live Event

In/Site: OIRA Administrator Neomi Rao

September 25, 2018 | 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

On September 25, Bloomberg Government hosted a client-exclusive breakfast with the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) Administrator Neomi Rao.

Moderated by Bloomberg Government’s Cheryl Bolen, the conversation and Q&A session covered the recent MOA with the Treasury Department, along with the Administrator’s goals and priorities for regulatory policy moving into 2019.

Watch the replay below.



Administrator Neomi Rao
Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs

Neomi Rao is a former professor of structural constitutional law, administrative law, and legislation and statutory interpretation at the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University. Administrator Rao founded the Law School’s Center for the Study of the Administrative State and focused her scholarship on the political and constitutional accountability of administrative agencies and the role of Congress. Additionally, Administrator Rao’s comparative analysis of the use of dignity in constitutional law has been widely cited in the United States and abroad. She also served as a Member of the Administrative Conference of the United States and on the Governing Council of the ABA Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice. Prior to joining the Law School, Administrator Rao served in all three branches of government. She served as Associate Counsel and Special Assistant to President George W. Bush. Administrator Rao also served as counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, where she was responsible for judicial nominations and constitutional law issues. In between government service, Administrator Rao practiced in the London office of Clifford Chance LLP, specializing in international law and commercial arbitration. After receiving a B.A. from Yale University and Juris Doctorate from the University of Chicago, Administrator Rao clerked for Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and for Justice Clarence Thomas on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Cheryl Bolen
Senior Reporter
Bloomberg Government

Cheryl Bolen is Bloomberg Industry Group’s White House correspondent, covering the administration's positions, regulatory policies, and management of federal agencies. Bolen earned a master’s degree in Communication: Journalism and Public Affairs at the American University in Washington, D.C., and has covered numerous institutions since joining the company in 1989, including Capitol Hill and the Federal Communications Commission. She is a frequent guest on Bloomberg Radio and has appeared on C-Span, CNN, and the Canadian Broadcasting Corp.