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Attorney & Author; Served As Associate Deputy Attorney General of the Federal Communications Commission Under President Reagan

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Bruce Fein served as associate deputy attorney general and general counsel of the Federal Communications Commission under President Reagan and is president of the law firm Bruce Fein & Associates Inc. He also is the author of “American Empire Before the Fall and Constitutional Peril: The Life and Death Struggle for Our Constitution and Democracy.”He attended Swarthmore College (1965-67), and the University of California at Berkeley (1967-1969), and graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in political science. He attended Harvard Law School (1969-1972) where he began a series of annual reviews of the United States Supreme Court for the American Enterprise Institute, where he also served as an adjunct scholar.After graduating with honors, Fein clerked for United States District Judge Frank A. Kaufman. Fein then served as special assistant to the Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel in the U.S. Department of Justice. He also served as assistant director for the Office of Policy and Planning, special assistant to the Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust, and Associate Deputy Attorney General under President Ronald Reagan. Fein was next appointed general counsel to the Federal Communications Commission under Chairman Mark Fowler. Fein was appointed Research Director for the House Republicans on the Joint Congressional Committee on Covert Arms Sales to Iran, and served as Visiting Fellow for Constitutional Studies at the Heritage Foundation.In 1987, Fein began the private practice of law and commenced more than two decades of weekly law and foreign policy columns for The Washington Times. He assisted then Congressman Bob Barr (R. Ga.) in drafting articles of impeachment against President William Jefferson Clinton for perjury and obstruction of justice.Fein then served on the American Bar Association’s Task Force on Presidential Signing Statements and represented Edward Snowden’s father over the Orwellian surveillance of American citizens by the National Security Agency (NSA). He also drafted the complaint for Senator Rand Paul’s class action suit against President Obama, challenging the constitutionality of the NSA’s telephony metadata collection program under section 215 of the Patriot Act.Fein has testified before congressional committees on scores of occasions at the invitation of both Democrats and Republicans. He regularly delivers lectures to visiting jurists from foreign countries under the auspices of the State Department. His most recent books are “Constitutional Peril: The Life and Death Struggle for Our Constitution and Democracy,” and “American Empire Before The Fall.” Fein appears regularly on national and international television and radio and in the print media.Contact a speaker booking agent to check availability on Bruce Fein and other top speakers and celebrities.


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