Ann E. Bushmiller ’79, P’17

Senior Legal Counsel, National Science Board
Washington, DC
Years of Service: 19921997, 19982028

Ann E. Bushmiller is the Senior Legal Counsel for the National Science Board, which heads the National Science Foundation. She provides advice on the full range of legal issues that come up in a federal agency workplace to Board members and staff. 

Ann served as an Associate White House Counsel in the Clinton Administration, focusing on antitrust and business law, mass torts, and administrative law. Prior to joining NSF in 2011, she was Deputy Associate General Counsel in the FCC’s Office of General Counsel, responsible for administrative law and antitrust issues. She began her career at the national law firm of Sidley & Austin as an antitrust and regulatory litigator, becoming a partner at the firm in 1990. 

For more than a decade, Ann was a court-appointed mediator in the D. C. Superior Courts. She taught in week-long intensive trial advocacy seminars for five years. She was president of the Woman’s Bar Association Foundation of Washington, DC. She teaches Sunday School and is active in the First Congregational UCC in Washington, DC. 

Ann received a B.A. in Political Science from Bates College, and a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School. Her son is a member of the class of 2017.