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Peter W. Huber

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Peter Huber is a Senior Fellow of the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, and a founding partner of Kellogg, Hansen, Todd, Figel & Frederick.  He has written about drug development, science, environment, technology, telecommunications and the law.  His books include The Cure in the Code:  How 20th Century Law is Undermining 21st Century Medicine; The Bottomless Well:  The Twilight of Fuel, the Virtue of Waste, and Why We Will Never Run Out of Energy (coauthored with Mark Mills); Hard Green, Saving the Environment from the Environmentalists; Law and Disorder in Cyberspace: Abolish the FCC and Let Common Law Rule the Telecosm; Judging Science (co-author); Orwell's Revenge:  The 1984 Palimpsest; Phantom Risk:  Scientific Inference and the Law (co-editor); Galileo's Revenge:  Junk Science in the Courtroom; The Liability Maze; and Liability: The Legal Revolution and Its Consequences.

In addition to these books, Mr. Huber authored The Geodesic Network: 1987 Report on Competition in the Telephone Industry, the report filed by the U.S. Department of Justice on the occasion of the 1987 review of the AT&T divestiture decree.  Seven years later he co-authored The Geodesic Network II: 1993 Report on Competition in the Telephone Industry.  He also co-authored Federal Telecommunications Law; Federal Broadband Law, and Special Report: The Telecommunications Act of 1996.

Mr. Huber has published articles in scholarly journals such as the Harvard Law Review and the Yale Law Journal, as well as many other publications, including Science, Wall Street Journal, Reason, Regulation, and National Review. He has appeared on numerous television and radio programs, including Face the Nation and The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer.

Before joining the Manhattan Institute, Mr. Huber served as an assistant and later associate professor at MIT for six years. He clerked on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals for Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and then on the U.S. Supreme Court for Sandra Day O'Connor.  He earned his law degree from Harvard University and a doctorate in Mechanical Engineering from MIT.

Other Employment

Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, New York and Employment, 1985 to date https://www.manhattan-institute.org/expert/peter-w-huber

Consultant, United States Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, 1985-1987

Assistant and later Associate Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering, 1976-1982

Publications

The Cure in the Code:  How 20th Century Law Is Undermining 21st Century Medicine (Basic Books, 2013)

The Bottomless Well:  The Twilight of Fuel, the Virtue of Waste, and Why We Will Never Run Out of Energy (with Mark Mills) (Basic Books, 2005)

Hard Green, Saving the Environment from the Environmentalists:  A Conservative Manifesto (Basic Books, 2000)

Special Report:  The Telecommunications Act of 1996 (with M. Kellogg and J. Thorne) (Little Brown, 1996)

Federal Broadband Law (with M. Kellogg and J. Thorne) (Little Brown, 1995)

Federal Telecommunications Law (with M. Kellogg and J. Thorne) (Little Brown, 1992)

The Geodesic Network II:  1993 Report on Competition in the Telephone Industry (with P. Huber and J. Thorne) (Geodesic Publishing Co., 1992)

The Geodesic Network:  1987 Report on Competition in the Telephone Industry (U.S. Dept. of Justice, 1987)

Law and Disorder in Cyberspace:  Abolish the FCC and Let Common Law Rule the Telecosm (Oxford University, 1997)

Judging Science (co-author) (MIT Press, 1997)

Orwell's Revenge:  The 1984 Palimpsest (Free Press, 1994)

Phantom Risk:  Scientific Inference and the Law (editor) (MIT Press, 1993)

Galileo's Revenge:  Junk Science in the Courtroom (Basic Books, 1991)

The Liability Maze (editor) (Brookings Institution, 1991)

Sandra Day O’Connor (Chelsea House Publishers, 1990)

Liability (Basic Books, 1988)

Author of numerous articles in Harvard Law Review, Yale Law Journal, National Review, The New Republic, Science, Regulation, and many newspapers.

Appeared on numerous television and radio programs, including Face the Nation and The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer.

Education

Harvard Law School, J.D., summa cum laude, 1982

  • Board of Editors, Harvard Law Review
  • Sears Prize
  • Joseph H. Beale Prize
  • Fay Diploma

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Ph.D., 1976

  • Barker Fellowship, Mechanical Engineering
  • Pi Tau Sigma

Clerkship

Law Clerk, Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, Supreme Court of the United States, 1983-1984

Law Clerk, Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, 1982-1983

Other Practice

Of Counsel, Mayer, Brown & Platt, Washington, D.C., 1990-1993


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