Shannen Coffin

Appeals and Advocacy Department Chair, Steptoe

Shannen Coffin chairs Steptoe's Appeals and Advocacy practice. He frequently represents regulated businesses in trial and appellate courts in matters involving constitutional and administrative law challenges to government regulatory action. His practice spans a wide range of legal subject matters, including First Amendment free speech (e.g., libel and commercial speech), the Administrative Procedure Act, federal preemption, state sovereign immunity, commercial and insurance law, and tribal jurisdiction.

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Wednesday May 8, 2024

Regulatory Affairs Council Program

The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on Chevron deference and is expected to make a ruling this summer. Chevron deference is the doctrine that requires courts to defer to a regulatory agency’s reasonable interpretation of an ambiguous statute. This session will provide an overview of Chevron deference and the potential impact on the regulated industry in its absence.