Jeff Ruch

Jeff Ruch was the Executive Director of PEER from 1997-2019 and now serves as Director of Pacific PEER, headquartered in California. Prior to that Jeff was the Policy Director and a staff attorney at the Government Accountability Project representing whistleblowers from both the public and private sector. Before coming to DC, Jeff worked in California state government for 17 years, mostly in the State Legislature as counsel to various committees where he drafted literally hundreds of laws on topics ranging from energy conservation to the rights of employed inventors. Jeff served stints as a deputy district attorney, an appellate court clerk and is a graduate of the California Correctional Officers Academy.

Op-Ed | Biden’s Leadership Vacancies at Interior Recall Trump’s Track Record

by | December 16, 2021
The department plays a pivotal role in fulfilling many of the administration’s goals. It deserves more than temporary minders ...

BLOG | Restoring Confidence in the Senate Confirmation Process

by | January 22, 2021
After four years of deceit under the Trump administration, it is time to restore confidence in government, including in the Senate confirmation process ...

BLOG | Is Pendley Indispensable at BLM or Just Undetectable?

by | October 9, 2020
A federal court in Montana is now determining which of William Pendley actions as illegal head of the Bureau of Lang Management (BLM) should be invalidated ...

PEERMail | “Advice and Consent” Is the Law

by | October 1, 2020
Secretary Bernhardt continues his carousel of illegal appointments with new de facto NPS Director Margaret Emerson ...

BLOG | Pendley Debacle Unmasks David Bernhardt’s Legal Charades

by | September 30, 2020
Judge rules WIlliam Pendley cannot serve as a de facto Director of the BLM despite the anemic arguments to the contrary by David Bernhardt ...
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