Elected Member

Lee S. Otis

Washington, DC
The Federalist Society
Yale College, BA
University of Chicago Law School, JD

Lee Liberman Otis is the Senior Vice President and Faculty Division Director of the Federalist Society. She also serves as a senior fellow of the Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS), and the co-chair of the National Constitution Center's Coalition of Freedom Advisory Board. She previously was a special assistant and an Associate Deputy Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice, General Counsel of the Department of Energy, an associate in the appellate section of Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue, an associate counsel to President George H.W. Bush, and a law clerk to Associate Justice Antonin Scalia. She also served as an assistant professor of law at George Mason, where she taught legislation, federal jurisdiction, constitutional law, civil procedure, appellate advocacy.  Ms. Otis was one of the original group of law students who started the Federalist Society.  Together with David McIntosh, she led the effort to start what became the Chicago chapter of the Society. She also helped organize the Society’s first conference at Yale, its second conference at Chicago, and its first Lawyers Division chapter in Washington DC, as well as the effort to incorporate the Society, recruit its permanent staff, and obtain its early funding. She was a Founding Director of the Federalist Society.

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Areas of Expertise
Administrative Law
Constitutional Law