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Effective Representation in Notice & Comment Rule Making: Overview

(326 Ratings)

Produced on: November 03, 2015

Course Format On Demand Audio

Taught by


Course Description

Time 63 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

Notice and Comment Rule Making affects all of us every day. Because federal and state regulatory agencies use it to promulgate most binding rules, your clients need help protecting themselves from burdensome requirements. You can be that legal gladiator by enabling your clients to understand and actively participate in this vital process.  


In this program, Sheldon Trubatch, Esq. applies his experience successfully representing clients in rulemaking proceedings to explain how the rulemaking process really works by combining insights from having supported rulemaking inside an agency to litigating final rules in the U.S. Courts of Appeals.  


Learning Objectives:

I.    Grasp the basic public aspects of the Notice and Comment Rulemaking Process as established by the Administrative Procedure Act (APA)

II.   Understand the internal technical and managerial processes used by administrative agencies to: 

  • develop proposed rules
  • respond to public comments on proposed rules

III.  Recognize the role of Presidential Orders in the rulemaking process

IV.  Develop strategies for working with clients to participate effectively in all stages of the notice and comment rulemaking process


Sheldon Trubatch

The Regulatory Strategy Group, LLC

Sheldon Trubatch has practiced law for over thirty-five years since graduating from Columbia University School of Law. He has had a broad range of practice experiences including large law firms (partner Winston & Strawn, of counsel Sidley & Austin), corporate (Commonwealth Edison, Bechtel SAIC), government (acting solicitor, Nuclear Regulatory Commission), and dotcom start-ups (general counsel AnswerChase). 

Sheldon has successfully argued several administrative law and environmental cases in the U.S. Courts of Appeals, resolved complex federal organizational conflicts of interest matters, and negotiated multi-million dollar contracts. Prior to becoming a lawyer, he obtained a Ph.D. in theoretical physics from Brandeis University and was a tenured member of the faculty at the California State University, Long Beach.

Currently, he is a faculty member at the Outreach College of the University of Arizona, where he teaches courses on energy law and art crime, and is an adjunct professor in the Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona, where he teaches administrative law and energy law.


Nathan C.

More than enough material for a 90-minute course.

Brian O.

Nice job

Arthur O.

Thanks for a good course.

Lourdes C.

Overall effective overview

Allan B.

Brief, informative review of legislative rule making, including ideas about when and by which theories to guide or challenge it.

Debra B.

A dry substantive area, but an excellent (!) intro to the complex processes by a seasoned pro. By far, one of Lawline's more comprehensive, useful presentations.

Mark B.

Very good high level overview.

Charles C.

Great content. Substantive. A model CLE.

Deborah G.

Great presentation.

Justin B.

Good program.

Dean K.

The visual aids were very helpful in quantifying the material.

Robert D.

This is a very good series on admin law.

Emily T.

good practical advice

Daniel M.

Decent Intro to Administrative Rulemaking and Strategies for Effective Participation

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