Attorney David B. Rivkin, Jr. has studied the U.S. Constitution and related historical documents with scholarly rigor, and has authored incisive commentary on the critical constitutional issues of our day. Now in private practice, Rivkin’s lengthy career has been distinguished by service in the White House during two presidential terms, in both the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Energy. He is a well-known writer and media commentator on matters of constitutional and international law, as well as on foreign and defense policy.
A trusted representative of conservative viewpoints, Rivkin is frequently called upon to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee and other congressional committees. He testified as a minority party witness in the confirmation hearings of Supreme Court Justice nominee Sonia Sotomayor, and in 2009, before the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution regarding “The Legal, Moral, and National Security Consequences of ‘Prolonged Detention.’” Rivkin boasts an extensive body of work; his legal opinion pieces and commentary include more than 350 articles and numerous guest appearances on radio, and network and cable televisions programs, such as CNN, NPR, BBC, Fox News, NBC, ABC, CBS and Al Jazeera.
Rivkin develops his positions on critical public and legal matters not from political ideology, but from a reasoned interpretation of the U.S. Constitution, legislation, judicial rulings, and legal opinions. David Rivkin currently represents foreign governments and corporate entities on legal, political, economic, defense, and public relations matters. He is a Visiting Fellow at the Nixon Center, Contributing Editor at The National Review, and a member of the Advisory Council at The National Interest magazine, and currently serves as Co-Chairman of the Center for Law and Counterterrorism at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.
Constitutionality of Federal Mandates to the States
EPA and Climate Control Law
Supreme Court Justice Selection and History
Foreign and Defense Policy
Health Care Legislation