Haldane Robert Mayer
 

Hon. Haldane Robert Mayer
Firm: United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
Address: Room 401
717 Madison Place, N.W.
Washington, DC 20439
Phone: (202) 275-8000
Fax: (202) 275-9678
(202) 275-8030 (Daily Disposition Sheet Voice Recording)
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Web site: http://www.cafc.uscourts.gov/

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HALDANE ROBERT MAYER has been a member of the court since 1987. He served as Chief Judge from 1997 to 2004. Born in Buffalo, Judge Mayer was educated in the public schools of Lockport, New York, before attending the United States Military Academy at West Point, from which he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1963. He earned a law degree in 1971 at the Marshall-Wythe School of Law of The College of William and Mary, where he was editor-in-chief of the William and Mary Law Review as well as a member of Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Society. He has served as a director of the William and Mary Law School Association.

Judge Mayer served on active duty in the Army of the United States from 1963 until 1975 in the Infantry and the Judge Advocate General's Corps. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Combat Infantryman Badge, Parachutist Badge, Ranger Tab, RVN Ranger Combat Badge, and several campaign and service ribbons. He resigned his Regular Army commission to take an Army Reserve commission, retiring in 1985 as a lieutenant colonel.

In 1971, Judge Mayer served as a law clerk for Judge John D. Butzner, Jr., of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Richmond, Virginia. He practiced law in Charlottesville, Virginia, in the mid-1970's, simultaneously serving as an adjunct at the University of Virginia School of Law, as he did again in the 1990's. He has also been an adjunct at George Washington University National Law Center.

From 1977 through 1980, Judge Mayer was the Special Assistant to the Chief Justice of the United States, Warren E. Burger, after which he returned to private law practice in Washington, D.C., until he became Deputy and Acting Special Counsel (by designation of the President).

President Ronald Reagan appointed Judge Mayer to what is now the United States Court of Federal Claims in 1982, and to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in 1987. He assumed senior status on June 30, 2010.

Current Employment Position(s):
Senior Circuit Judge, since June 30, 2010

Appointed 1987 by President Ronald Reagan
Bar Admissions:
Virginia, 1971
District of Columbia, 1980
Education:
The College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law, Williamsburg, Virginia, 1971
J.D.
Honors: First in Class
Law Review: William and Mary Law Review, Editor-in-Chief

The Judge Advocate General's School U.S. Army, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1973
Certificate

United States Military Academy, West Point, New York, 1963
Bachelor of Science

Classes/Seminars Taught:
Adjunct Professor, University of Virginia School of Law, 1975 - 1977

Adjunct Professor, University of Virginia School of Law, 1992 - 1994

Adjunct Professor, George Washington University National Law Center, 1992 - Present

Honors and Awards:
Awarded, Bronze Star Medal

Awarded, Meritorious Service Medal

Awarded, Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster

Awarded, Combat Infantryman Badge

Awarded, Ranger Tab

Awarded, Ranger Combat Badge

Awarded, Campaign and Service Ribbons

Awarded, Parachutist Badge

Professional Associations and Memberships:
William and Mary Law School Association
Director

Judicial Conference of the United States, 1997 - Present

Committee on the International Appellate Judges Conference, 1988 - 1991
Member

Committee on Judicial Resources, 1990 - 1997
Member

Past Employment Positions:
United States Army, 1963 - 1975

Circuit Judge John D. Butzner, Jr., Law Clerk, 1971 - 1972

McGuire, Woods & Battle, Charlottesville, Virginia, Attorney, 1975 - 1977

United States Army Reserve, Lieutenant Colonel, 1975 - 1983

Chief Justice of the United States, Warren E. Burger, Special Assistant, 1977 - 1980

Baker & McKenzie, Washington, District of Columbia, Attorney, 1980 - 1981

United States Merit Systems Protection Board, Deputy and Acting Special Counsel, 1981 - 1982

United States Claims Court, Chief Judge, 1997 - 2004

Fraternities/Sororities:
Omicron Delta Kappa
Birth Information:
1941, Buffalo, New York, United States of America
Profile Last Updated:
11/21/2013

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