Boris Bershteyn is a partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. From 2009 to 2013, Mr. Bershteyn held a number of senior legal and regulatory positions at the White House and its Office of Management and Budget (OMB). As acting administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), Mr. Bershteyn headed the federal agency charged with reviewing significant regulations promulgated by other executive branch agencies. His tenure included significant rulemakings in such areas as health care, energy and the environment, transportation and financial services. Mr. Bershteyn also oversaw federal policy on information, including privacy, and led the Obama administration’s initiative to promote international regulatory cooperation.
Before heading OIRA, Mr. Bershteyn served as general counsel of OMB. He coordinated all of OMB’s litigation and compliance matters and counseled the OMB director on a range of administrative, regulatory, fiscal and legislative issues. Mr. Bershteyn led OMB’s legal team during the debt ceiling crisis of 2011, potential government shutdowns and significant congressional investigations. He also was responsible for preparing draft executive orders and similar presidential documents. Mr. Bershteyn previously served as OMB’s deputy general counsel.
From 2010 to 2011, Mr. Bershteyn was a special assistant to the president and associate White House counsel, advising senior administration officials on legal aspects of regulatory, economic, health and environmental policy.
Since August 2013, Mr. Bershteyn has served as a public member of the Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS), an independent federal agency charged with improving the federal regulatory and administrative process. From 2011 to 2013, Mr. Bershteyn served on ACUS’s 10-member governing council, to which he was appointed by President Obama.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Bershteyn served as a law clerk to Justice David H. Souter on the U.S. Supreme Court and Judge José A. Cabranes on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He also is a recipient of the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans.
Mr. Bershteyn also serves on the board of College Summit and the advisory board of the Institute for Policy Integrity at New York University Law School. Mr. Bershteyn serves on the Firm’s Hiring Committee. He was named as a 2015 “Rising Star” by the New York Law Journal.