Sam Kazman, J.D., is general counsel of the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a free-market advocacy organization headquartered in Washington, DC.
Kazman has long been involved in public interest litigation and policy analysis. Long ago (longer than he cares to acknowledge) he won a federal appeals court ruling that the U.S. Department of Transportation had illegally concealed the lethal effects of its CAFE rules on traffic deaths. This case is one of the foundations of the “Death By Regulation” theme in much of CEI’s work.
Kazman has also been involved in constitutional challenges to Sarbane-Oxley (successful), the Tobacco Master Settlement and Obamacare (unsuccessful), and Dodd-Frank (pending), and in opposing the attempt by several state attorneys general to shut down the global warming debate. He is currently involved in trying to get the Department of Energy to, in the words of one reporter, “stop making dishwashers even crappier.”
Prior to joining CEI in 1986, Kazman was managing attorney of the Washington, DC office of the Pacific Legal Foundation. His op-eds and articles have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, the Washington Post, and National Review, and he has appeared on nationally broadcast programs such as The Today Show, Stossel, and C-SPAN’s Washington Journal.
Kazman is a graduate of Cornell University and received his Juris Doctor cum laude at the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School.