Adam White is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, where he focuses on American constitutionalism, the Supreme Court, and the administrative state. Concurrently, he is assistant professor of law and the director of the C. Boyden Gray Center for the Study of the Administrative State at the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University.

Mr. White previously practiced constitutional and administrative law, particularly in the regulation of energy and the environment, finance, and telecommunications. He was a research fellow for Stanford University’s Hoover Institution and an adjunct fellow for the Manhattan Institute. He started his legal career as a law clerk for Judge David B. Sentelle at the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit.

The author of a wide range of essays, book reviews, law review articles, and book chapters, Mr. White has appeared in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, National Affairs, Commentary, The Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, and the Notre Dame Law Review. He is a regular contributor to the Yale Journal on Regulation’s “Notice and Comment” blog, and for many years he was one of The Weekly Standard’s primary writers on constitutional law and the Supreme Court.

Mr. White has testified before a variety of US House and US Senate committees, including the Senate Judiciary Committee; the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial, and Antitrust Law (currently known as the Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law); the Senate Commerce Committee; and the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.

In 2017 he was appointed to serve on the Administrative Conference of the United States. He also serves on the boards of two nonprofit organizations: Speech First and the Land Conservation Assistance Network.

He has a JD from Harvard Law School and a bachelor of business administration from the College of Business at the University of Iowa.


  • American Enterprise Institute: Resident Scholar, 2019–present
  • Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University: Assistant Professor of Law, 2018–present; Director, The C. Boyden Gray Center for the Study of the Administrative State, 2017–present; Adjunct Professor, 2016–18
  • The Tikvah Fund: Instructor, 2018–present
  • Administrative Conference of the United States: Public Member, 2017–present
  • Speech First: Member, Board of Directors, 2017–present
  • The Hertog Foundation: Instructor, 2016–present
  • Land Conservation Assistance Network: Member, Board of Directors, 2015–present
  • Federalist Society: Member, Executive Committee, Administrative Law & Regulation Practice Group, 2008–present
  • The Hoover Institution (Washington, DC): Research Fellow, 2016–19; Visiting Fellow, 2015–16
  • American Bar Association: Member, Leadership Council, Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice Section, 2015–18
  • Boyden Gray & Associates PLLC: Of Counsel, 2015–17; Counsel, 2011–15
  • Manhattan Institute for Policy Research: Adjunct Fellow, 2015
  • Baker Botts LLP: Senior Associate, 2010–11; Associate, 2005–10
  • Chambers of Judge David B. Sentelle, US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit: Law Clerk, 2004–05


JD, Harvard Law School
BBA, economics, College of Business, University of Iowa