David S. Tatel
 

Hon. David S. Tatel
Firm: United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
Address: E. Barrett Prettyman United States Courthouse
333 Constitution Avenue, N.W.
Fifth Floor, Room 5205
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 216-7160
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Web site: http://www.cadc.uscourts.gov/

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Honors Affiliations
Lawyer Profile:

Judge Tatel was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals in October 1994. He graduated from the University of Michigan in 1963 and the University of Chicago Law School in 1966. Following law school, he taught for a year at the University of Michigan Law School and then went into private practice with the firm of Sidley & Austin in Chicago. From 1969 to 1970, he served as Director of the Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, then returned to Sidley & Austin until 1972, when he became Director of the National Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law in Washington, D.C. From 1974 to 1977, he returned to private practice as associate and partner with Hogan & Hartson, where he headed the firm's Community Services Department. He also served as General Counsel for the newly created Legal Services Corporation from 1975 to 1976. In 1977, Judge Tatel became the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare. He returned to Hogan & Hartson in 1979, where he headed the firm's education group until his appointment to the D.C. Circuit.

Current Employment Position(s):
Judge

Appointed 1994 by President Clinton
Bar Admissions:
Illinois, 1966
District of Columbia, 1970
Education:
University of Chicago Law School, Chicago, Illinois, 1966
J.D.
Law Review: University of Chicago Law Review, Editorial Board, 1965 - 1966

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1963
B.A.

Classes/Seminars Taught:
Lecturer, Stanford Law School, 1991 - 1992

Instructor, University of Michigan Law School, 1966 - 1967

Honors and Awards:
Distinguished Service Award, National Association of College and University Attorneys, 1993

Segal-Tweed Founders Award, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, 1993

Allan Lebow Award, Center for Law and Social Policy, 1984

Stuart Stiller Memorial Award, Stuart Stiller Foundation, 1982

Professional Associations and Memberships:
District of Columbia Bar
Member

Bar Association of the District of Columbia, 1980 - 1981
Member, Board of Governors

Washington Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs, 1986 - 1987
Co-Chair

National Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under law, 1989 - 1991
Co-Chair

Spencer Foundation, Chicago, Illinois, 1987 - 1997
Member, Board of Directors

Spencer Foundation, Chicago, Illinois, 1990 - 1997
Chairperson

Past Employment Positions:
Hogan & Hartson, Partner, 1979 - 1994

Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Director, 1977 - 1979

Legal Services Corporation, General Counsel, 1975 - 1976

Hogan & Hartson, Associate and Partner, 1974 - 1977

National Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Director, 1972 - 1974

Sidley & Austin, Associate, 1970 - 1972

Chicago Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Director, 1969 - 1970

Sidley & Austin, Associate, 1967 - 1969

Birth Information:
1942, Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America
Profile Last Updated:
11/20/2013

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