During the Reagan Administration he served in the US Justice Department as Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Land and Natural Resources Division and as Administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Department's largest grant making agency.
Mr. Regnery has practiced law in Wisconsin and in Washington DC, served as Counsel to Senator Paul Laxalt, (Rep. Nevada) and was Minority Counsel of the Senate Judiciary Committee. He serves on numerous non-profit and corporate boards, and is Chairman of the Board of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute. His writings have been published in many magazines and periodicals, including The Washington Post, The New York Times, National Review, Policy Review, The Wall Street Journal and The American Spectator.
He is the author of Upstream: The Ascendance of American Conservatism, a history of the conservative movement from 1945 to the present, published in 2008 by Simon & Schuster. He attended Beloit College and the University of Wisconsin Law School, and lives in Alexandria and Madison County, Virginia. He has four grown children.