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Marshall J. Breger - Biography

Vice Chairman

Marshall J. Breger is a professor of law at the Columbus School of Law, The Catholic University of America. From 1993-95, he was a senior fellow at the Heritage Foundation, Washington, D.C.

During the Bush Administration he served as Solicitor of Labor, the chief lawyer of the Labor Department with a staff of over 800. During 1992 by presidential designation he served concurrently as Acting Assistant Secretary for Labor Management Standards.

From 1985-91 Breger was chairman of the Administrative Conference of the United States, an independent federal agency. During 1987-89 he also served as alternate delegate of the U.S. to the U.N. Human Rights Commission in Geneva.

From 1982-84 he served as special assistant to President Reagan and his liaison to the Jewish Community.

In Fall 2002, Breger was Lady Davis Visiting Professor of Law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In Fall 2003 he was Distinguished Sy-Cip Fulbright Lecturer in the Philippines.

Breger is a contributing columnist to Moment magazine. He writes and speaks regularly on legal issues and has published over 25 law review articles in publications including the Stanford Law Review, Boston University Law Review, Duke Law Journal and North Carolina Law Review. He has published as well in periodicals such as the Middle East Quarterly, the National Interest, the Los Angeles Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and the New York Times. He has testified over thirty times before the United State Congress. His subjects include alternate dispute resolution (ADR), administrative law, labor law and international law.

Breger is the author (with Tom Idinopolis) of a monograph, Jerusalem's Holy Places and the Peace Process, (Washington Institute of Near East Policy, 1998). He is the editor (with Ora Ahimeir) of Jerusalem: A City and Its Future (Syracuse University Press, 2002) as well as editor of Public Policy and Social Issues: Jewish Sources and Perspectives (Praeger 2003) and The Vatican-Israel Accord: Legal, Pontifical, and Theological Issues (Notre Dame University Press, 2004)(in press). Together with David M. Gordis, he co-edited Vouchers for School Choice: Challenge or Opportunity? An American Jewish Reappraisal, (Wilstein Institute of Jewish Policy Studies, 1998).

He is Vice-President of of the Jewish Policy Center, a Jewish conservative think-tank.

Professor Breger holds a B.A. and M.A., 1967, from University of Pennsylvania, a B.Phil., 1970, from Oriel College, Oxford University; and a J.D., magna cum laude 1973, from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he was an editor of the law review and a member of the Order of the Coif.

Together with his wife, Jennifer, and two daughters, Sarah 18 and Esther 16, he lives in Silver Spring, Maryland.