James V. DeLong

James V. DeLong

Adjunct Analyst

James V. DeLong is Director of the Center for the Study of Digital Property at the Progress and Freedom Foundation and Principal for the Regulatory Policy Center. Prior to joining PFF, he was a Senior Fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute working on the Project on Technology and Innovation.

Before joining CEI, Mr. DeLong was Vice President and General Counsel of the National Legal Center for the Public Interest, a non-profit legal education foundation located in Washington, DC. Prior to that, he was an independent consultant, lawyer, and writer, concentrating on antitrust, intellectual and other property rights, economic regulation of business, and environmental issues.

Mr. DeLong writes often for scholarly, professional, and popular publications. His book, Property Matters: How Property Rights Are Under Assault -- And Why You Should Care, was published by the Free Press in March 1997. Some of his other works are:

  • The New Trustbusters, Reason (March 1999); BattBattles Over Property Rights Hit the Corporate Board Room, Monograph published by the National Legal Center for the Public Interest (July 1999);
  • The The New “Criminal” Classes: Legal Sanctions and Business Managers, Monograph published by the National Legal Center for the Public Interest (June 1997);
  • New Wine for a New Bottle: Judicial Review in the Regulatory State 72 Virginia Law Review 399 (1986).
  • The Role, If Any, of Economic Analysis in Antitrust Litigation, 12 Southwestern Univ. Law Review 298 (1980-81).

Mr. DeLong publishes often in the general and on-line media. He has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Times, Intellectual Capital, TechCentralStation, the New York Times, the National Law Journal, Reason, the New Republic, and the Salt Lake Tribune, and the newsletters of the Federalist Society’s Practice Groups. He is a Contributing Editor of Reason.

His prior professional positions have included service as Research Director of the Administrative Conference of the United States; Assistant Director for Special Projects in the Bureau of Consumer Protection of the Federal Trade Commission; Director of Programs for the Drug Abuse Council (a private foundation); Staff Analyst in the Office of Program Evaluation of the U.S. Bureau of the Budget; and Litigation Associate in a large law firm.

Mr. DeLong is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School, where he was Book Review Editor of the Harvard Law Review, and a cum laude graduate of Harvard College. He is a member of the bars of the District of Columbia, the State of California, and the Supreme Court of the United States, and has served on the Committee on Scholarship of the Administrative Law Section of the American Bar Association.

His website is located at: http://centerset.com/regpolicy/.

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