Celebrating Our 2020-2021 Editorial Board

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Thank you and congratulations to The Regulatory Review’s 2020-2021 Editorial Board.

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The Regulatory Review would like to thank the members of the 2020-2021 editorial board for their outstanding dedication and service. We offer our sincerest congratulations to them on their graduation from the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School!

The acclaimed leadership expert, John C. Maxwell, once said that “leadership is not about titles, positions, or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another.” The outgoing board led with purpose and influenced everyone who read, contributed to, and worked for The Regulatory Review over the past year.

Members of the outgoing board also set an exceptionally high bar for current board members, but they have generously also helped us develop the tools to reach it. Under their leadership, The Review provided unique insights and key analysis as the world grappled with critical questions tied to regulation, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, racism in the administrative state, financial technology, and many others.

“The accomplishments of the 2020-2021 editorial board would have been extraordinary even during normal times,” noted University of Pennsylvania Professor Cary Coglianese, the faculty advisor to The Regulatory Review. “The last year has been anything but normal, and yet the graduating board, under the leadership of Larissa Morgan, never hesitated in the face of the challenges,” he added.

Despite the unprecedented circumstances of the last year, members of the outgoing board met their new challenges with ingenuity, dedication, and positive teamwork. They made a tremendous impact on The Regulatory Review, and we know that their achievements on The Review only mark the beginning for what they will accomplish throughout their careers. We are confident they will follow the message offered by President Barack Obama, when he said: “Keep exploring. Keep dreaming. Keep asking why. Don’t settle for what you already know. Never stop believing in the power of your ideas, your imagination, your hard work to change the world.”

The current editorial board of The Regulatory Review offers this special feature to honor and thank the 2020-2021 board members for their guidance and support, and for making membership on The Regulatory Review’s staff so fulfilling. We take this opportunity to celebrate their accomplishments and highlight some of their own writing published in The Review.

Congratulations and thank you!

—2021-2022 Editorial Board of The Regulatory Review

Larissa Morgan, Editor-in-Chief

May 5, 2021 | The Mess of Meth Lab CleanupsRegulations on decontaminating former meth labs vary across federal and state governments.

March 31, 2021 | Rerouting Health Insurance NavigationThe federal government restores a program aimed at expanding health coverage access among vulnerable groups.

February 9, 2021 | Highway to Better Health CareMobile clinics seek to address disparities in health care delivery by dismantling barriers for rural Americans.

November 24, 2020 | Injecting Ethics Into Vaccine MandatesMedical expert urges states to balance public health concerns with religious autonomy in creating vaccine policies.

September 21, 2020 | Reflecting on RBG’s LegacyThrough her opinions, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg sought to instill equality and justice in the law.

September 3, 2020 | Telecare for AllTelehealth regulations seek to expand health care for underserved patients in rural areas.

July 3, 2020 | Tracking Legal Responses to COVID-19The Regulatory Review’s extensive COVID-19 global series exemplifies Penn Law’s international and cross-disciplinary strengths.

June 17, 2020 | Expanding Care Through CoordinationThe federal government seeks to improve out-of-state health services for children on Medicaid.

April 16, 2020 | Combatting Covert Chemistry OperationsTo curb overdoses and drug trafficking, the DEA proposes regulations for a chemical precursor to fentanyl.

April 1, 2020 | An Epidemic Meets a PandemicAmid the coronavirus, the federal government eases restrictions on prescribing controlled substances by telehealth.

March 17, 2020 | The Regulatory Race Against a Public Health CrisisThe federal government responds to the coronavirus pandemic by amending its foreign quarantine rules.

February 6, 2020 | Proposed Rule Seeks to Promote Value-Based Health CareFederal regulators seek to expand safe harbors for provider care coordination arrangements.

November 12, 2019 | Relaxing Patient Privacy Laws to Tackle Substance AbuseTo fight opioid misuse, the U.S. government proposes expanding access to medical records on substance use.

October 8, 2019 | The Regulatory Battle Over Safe Injection SitesAs the United States struggles with opioid addiction, litigation rages over medically supervised consumption facilities.

Lynn McDonough, Managing Editor

April 13, 2021 | Prison Reform and OlmsteadScholar argues that a key disability rights framework could support prison reform or even abolition.

February 9, 2021 | Service Animals at 30,000 FeetA federal rule finalized under the Trump Administration allows airlines to narrow the use of animals as a disability accommodation on flights.

January 28, 2021 | The Administrative Shallow StateScholars argue that federal advisory committees help align agency decision-making with electoral politics.

December 30, 2020 | Aggravating the U.S. Physician ShortageImmigration law exacerbates the growing need for physicians in the United States.

September 21, 2020 | Reflecting on RBG’s LegacyThrough her opinions, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg sought to instill equality and justice in the law.

January 21, 2020 | Combatting Drug ShortagesA federal task force proposes regulatory solutions to mitigate drug shortages.

January 1, 2020 | The Problem with Regulating Combination ProductsUnlike new drugs and devices, combination products may fall through the regulatory cracks.

Meghan Downey, Executive Editor

April 1, 2021 | Expanding Home Confinement During COVID-19A regulatory remedy can help reduce the federal prison population during the pandemic.

March 1, 2021 | The Justice Department Should Preserve Home ConfinementThe Biden Administration should reject arguments to re-incarcerate people released from prison during the COVID-19 pandemic.

February 22, 2021 | Compassionate Release During COVID-19Administrative and judicial processes offer those incarcerated in federal prisons a path home.

January 14, 2021 | How the Constitution Regulates Funding Religious SchoolsA Supreme Court decision from last term allows states to subsidize student attendance at religious schools.

October 21, 2020 | No Such Thing as a Stigma-Free Lunch | Lawyer argues that state regulation is needed to eliminate local lunch-shaming policies.

October 13, 2020 | Health Care Coverage, Contraception, and the Court | The Supreme Court upheld broad exemptions to employers’ reproductive health care coverage requirements.

October 1, 2020 | Remembering and Continuing RBG’s LegacyJustice Ginsburg paved the way toward gender equality, inspiring generations to advocate justice under the law.

September 9, 2020 | Putting a Label on a Farm AnimalScholar argues that inconsistent animal welfare labeling practices harm consumers.

July 7, 2020 | Explaining the Supreme Court’s DACA DecisionA recent Supreme Court decision maintains protection for people who arrived to the United States as children.

May 20, 2020 | The Trump Administration’s New Title IX RuleA new rule brings changes to enforcement of sexual harassment regulations in higher education.

March 26, 2020 | Can Regulating Surrogacy Prevent Statelessness?Scholar proposes regulatory solution to ensure that children born from surrogate mothers have clearly established citizenship.

October 24, 2019 | Empirical Evidence in the Administration of Family LawScholar proposes framework for the use of empirical evidence in child welfare policies.

Lucas Siegmund, Executive Editor

March 23, 2021 | Wall Street’s Favorite Four-Letter WordThe stock market is excited about SPACs, but regulators worry they could harm retail investors.

March 2, 2021 | The Accredited Investor Exemption Must GoScholar argues that the SEC should protect investors by requiring greater disclosures for private offerings.

November 30, 2020 | A Fintech Charter by Another NameThe OCC may be able to overcome the legal barriers to its new payments charter.

November 7, 2019 | Will Steel Tariffs Mark the Demise of the WTO?Scholar argues that Trump’s steel tariffs and the responses from other countries endanger the free trade system.

James Alford, Senior Editor

March 10, 2021 | A New New York Stock Exchange?The SEC paves the way for companies to raise capital directly from investors in initial offerings.

February 23, 2021 | How a Racist Home Loan Program Created a Climate CrisisTwo of the United States’ biggest challenges converge on urban heat islands.

December 17, 2020 | Can the California Consumer Privacy Act Curb Big Tech?Scholar argues that a landmark data privacy law obscures the problem it seeks to solve.

January 23, 2020 | Are Subprime Auto Loans Driving the Next Financial Crisis?Commentator argues that failure to regulate risky lending could lead to mass defaults.

Milad Emamian, Senior Editor

April 7, 2021 | The Cowboy State Tames Bitcoin’s Regulatory Wild West | Wyoming’s first cryptocurrency bank may herald a new era of U.S. cryptocurrency regulation.

February 24, 2021 | Oh, When the Feds Go Marching-InMarching-in could allow federal government to commercialize inventions, but at the expense of patent rights.

February 3, 2021 | Life in Plastic Is Not FantasticTo save the seas from tiny plastics, a business leader proposes that plastics producers self-regulate.

October 14, 2020 | Central Bank Digital Currency Is InevitableEconomist argues that central banks must issue digital currencies.

September 16, 2020 | Autonomous Weapons Under International Humanitarian LawExpert asserts that military use of autonomous weapons could be meaningfully regulated under international humanitarian law.

June 16, 2020 | India’s Aadhar Needs Checks and Balances | Scholars call for changing the legal framework of India’s national identification registry.

May 5, 2020 | Your COVID-19 Immunity Papers, PleaseCoronavirus immunity certificates could permit recovered persons to escape lockdown restrictions.

November 14, 2019 | Financial Fair Play Regulations’ Unintended EffectsEuropean soccer authority’s economic regulations create unintended losses for clubs.

Emily Galik, Senior Editor

March 4, 2021 | Controversy in CascadiaA rushed federal building sale could restrict access to critical regulatory documents in the U.S. Pacific Northwest.

November 11, 2020 | Relieving the GrievingPresident Trump should allow the federal government to help Americans facing the funeral costs of COVID-19 victims.

October 8, 2020 | My Body, Whose Choice?States should require doctors to seek informed consent before performing pelvic exams on anesthetized women.

July 22, 2020 | What is Murphy’s Law?A death penalty case could unsettle the borders of Native American reservations nationwide.

June 23, 2020 | Procedure to Protect PhiladelphiaMore Philadelphia historic properties could be revitalized with reduced red tape.

May 21, 2020 | Reforming Blood Donation in the Age of COVID-19The COVID-19 pandemic prompts reforms of blood donation standards for gay men.

March 18, 2020 | Whose Children Are These?A federal lawsuit could affect where American Indian children grow up.

January 30, 2020 | Federal Agencies’ Westward Expansion | The Bureau of Land Management’s relocation sets the stage for other federal agencies to leave Washington.

Allie Gottlieb, Senior Editor

April 20, 2021 | The Absence of Black Financial RegulatorsScholar argues that U.S. financial regulatory agencies must reflect the people they serve.

January 4, 2021 | The Struggle for Voting Rights in GeorgiaVoters, lawyers, and activists continue to fight for voting rights in the Peach State.

October 1, 2020 | Remembering and Continuing RBG’s LegacyJustice Ginsburg paved the way toward gender equality, inspiring generations to advocate justice under the law.

May 14, 2020 | Public Health Versus PrivacyEfforts to trace the novel coronavirus in the U.S. ignite a debate over digital privacy concerns.

April 28, 2020 | Florida’s Unemployment Insurance System Breaks Down Under COVID-19Unemployed Floridians could lose weeks’ worth of jobless benefits they would otherwise be due.

April 8, 2020 | COVID-19, Domestic Violence, and GunsTrapped at home with their abusers, victims must rely on programs whose long-term funding remains in doubt.

March 19, 2020 | Persuading for PrivacyPressure mounts for Congress to come to bipartisan agreement on privacy.

March 3, 2020 | Current Law Helps Shield Attorney General From Independent ReviewA government watchdog office needs authority to investigate issues related to federal prosecutions.

December 9, 2019 | Is Regulation Good for Business?Former CFPB Director argues that businesses often prefer clear prescriptive rules over general standards.


Not pictured due to technical difficulties: Allie Gottlieb, Senior Editor.

Special thanks to Professor Chris Brummer of Georgetown Law School—and friend of The Regulatory Review—for helping celebrate our 2020-2021 Editorial Board, as pictured above.