JAMES V. DeLONG has lived in the belly of the Washington Beltway Beast for
over 40 years, working for government agencies, trade associations, think tanks,
He has written two books, Property Matters: How Property Rights Are Under
Assault--And Why You Should Care (Free Press 1997) and Out of Bounds and Out
of Control: Regulatory Enforcement at the EPA (Cato Institute 2002).
He has also written extensively for free-market oriented journals, such as
The American, Reason, Claremont Review of Books, National Review, and others,
and has worked for several conservative think tanks, including the Competitive
Enterprise Institute, the National Legal Center for the Public Interest, The
Progress & Freedom Foundation, Digital Society, and the Convergence Law Institute.
He is currently a Vice-President of the last of these, a non-profit organization
dedicated to research and education on public policy issues.
For four years, Mr. DeLong ran PFF's Center for the Study of Digital Property,
and he has blogged extensively on intellectual property and tech industry issues,
at PFF and on behalf of Digital Society. He is a member of the Board of Advisors
of the Heartland Institute and an Adjunct Scholar of CEI.
In addition to his time in the think tank world, Mr. DeLong's work history
includes stints as Associate in a large law firm; Special Assistant in the Department
of Housing and Urban Development; Senior Analyst in the Office of Program Evaluation
of the U.S. Bureau of the Budget; Assistant Director of the Bureau of Consumer
Protection of the Federal Trade Commission; and Research Director of the Administrative
Conference of the United States. He also spent several years as an independent
lawyer and consultant, working mostly on environmental and energy matters.
He is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School, where he was Book
Review Editor of the Harvard Law Review, and a cum laude graduate of Harvard
College, where he majored in American History.
A list of his publications is at ConvergenceLaw.com.