Sidley & Austin

Alan Charles Raul


Phone: 202.736.8477
Fax: 202.736.8711

Practice Areas

Food and Drug
Regulatory and Economic Litigation

Bar Admissions

U.S. Supreme Court, 1988
District of Columbia, 1982
New York, 1982


Yale University
(J.D., 1980)
Harvard University
(M.P.A., 1977; A.B., 1975, magna cum laude)

TTtALAN CHARLES RAUL is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of the international law firm of Sidley & Austin. Mr. Raul has broad experience in administrative and constitutional law, as well as the law of the Internet.

His practice involves litigation and advocacy in connection with federal government regulation, and representing clients on E-Commerce and other Cyberlaw matters. He also provides strategic advice and counseling on various public policy and regulatory issues, including food and drug, environmental, and international trade matters.

Mr. Raul coordinates the Firm’s Internet Law web site at He has published numerous articles in legal periodicals, as well as in The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times. He has also appeared frequently as a legal commentator on various television networks, and testified before Congress.

Mr. Raul served as General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (1989-1993), and as General Counsel of the Office of Management and Budget in the Executive Office of the President (1988-1989). Before that, he served in the White House as Associate Counsel to the President (1986-1988). During his tenure as Associate Counsel to the President, Mr. Raul represented the White House in connection with the Iran-Contra investigations.

After graduating Yale Law School in 1980, Mr. Raul clerked for Judge Malcolm R. Wilkey of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Mr. Raul is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and has served in various leadership positions in the Federalist Society, the American Bar Association and the American Heart Association.