R.J. Lehmann

Editor-in-Chief and Senior Fellow

R.J. Lehmann joined ICLE as editor-in-chief and senior fellow in November 2020. He is responsible for crafting and executing ICLE’s editorial and communications strategy, managing its publication calendar, and contributing research to ICLE’s Financial Regulation & Corporate Governance program.

R.J. was previously Director of Finance, Insurance, and Trade Policy for the R Street Institute, which he co-founded in June 2012. Earlier in his career, he was deputy director of the Heartland Institute’s Center on Finance, Insurance and Real Estate and public affairs director of the Independent Institute.

As a journalist, he spent nearly a decade covering the insurance and financial services industries, first as manager of A.M. Best Co.’s Washington bureau and later as a senior industry editor with SNL Financial. He is a three-time award winner from the American Society of Business Publication Editors and was the youngest-ever winner of a first-place prize from the New Jersey Press Association.

He studied journalism and public policy at Syracuse University.