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"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." - Ralph Waldo Emerson Jen joined Steinbacher and Stahl as an associate attorney in 2008. Originally from Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, Jen graduated cum laude in 2002 from the University of Notre Dame, where she received a B.A. in American Studies with concentrations in History and Government. She ea... view profile
Federal and state government agencies are required to follow certain procedures in order for their actions to be constitutional. For the federal government, these procedures are generally outlined by the Federal Administrative Procedure Act (FAPA). Each state government has its own set of administrative procedures as well, some of which are modeled after FAPA. An administrative law attorney specializes in administrative procedures at the federal and/or state level. Some examples of administrative agencies include the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). If, for example, the FDA passes new rules that affect your business, you may benefit from the services of an administrative law lawyer to better understand whether the FDA followed the correct procedure in passing these rules and whether you should contest them.