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Christine Anne Varney

Christine Anne Varney, American federal agency administrator, lawyer. Named one of The 10 Most Powerful Women in Washington, Fortune magazine, 2009, Washington's Most Influential Women Lawyers, National Law Journal, 2010. Member of American Bar Association, National Lawyer's Council, New York State Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar Association.

Background

  • Varney, Christine Anne was born on December 17, 1955 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States.

  • Education

    • Attended, Trinity College, Dublin. Bachelor in Political Science and History magna cum laude, State University of New York, Albany, 1977. Master of Public Administration magna cum laude, Syracuse University, New York, 1978.

      Juris Doctor cum laude, Georgetown University Law Center, 1986.

    Career

    • Legislation assistant New York State Senate, Albany, 1977. Economic analyst Government Accountability Office, Washington, 1978. Economic development director El Centro, California, 1979.

      Director Neighborhood Outreach Program, San Diego, 1980-1982. Associate Surry & Morse, Washington, 1984-1986, Pierson, Semmes & Finley, Washington, 1986—1989, Hogan & Hartson LLP, Washington, 1991—1993, partner, head Internet practice group, 1997—2009. Cabinet secretary, deputy assistant to President The White House, 1993-1994.

      Commissioner Federal Trade Commission, 1994—1997. Assistant attorney general antitrust division United States Department Justice, since 2009. General counsel Democratic National Committee, 1989—1992.

      Chief counsel Clinton/Gore Presidential Campaign, 1991. General counsel Presidential Inaugural Committee, 1992. Personal counsel to President Obama-Biden Transition Project, 2008—2009.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    Member of American Bar Association, National Lawyer's Council, New York State Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar Association.

    Connections

    • Married Thomas J. Graham. Children: John Walsh, Michael.
    • spouse: Thomas J. Graham
    • children: John Walsh Varney
    • Michael Varney
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    Born December 17, 1955
    (age 60)
    • 1977
      State University of New York
    • 1978
      Syracuse University
    • 1986
      Georgetown University Law Center
    • 1977
      Legislative assistant, New York State Senate
      Albany, New York, United States
    • 1978
      economic, analyst Government Accountability Office
      Washington, United States
    • 1979
      economic, development director El Centro
      California, United States
    • 1980 - 1982
      director, Neighborhood Outreach Program
      San Diego, California, United States
    • 1984 - 1986
      associate, Surry & Morse
      Washington, United States
    • 1986 - 1989
      associate, Surry & Morse
      Pierson, Florida, United States
    • 1991 - 1993
      associate, Surry & Morse
      Washington, United States
    • 1993 - 1994
      cabinet secretary, to President The White House
    • 1993 - 1994
      deputy assistant, to President The White House
    • 1994 - 1997
      commissioner Federal Trade Commission
    • 2009
      assistant, attorney general antitrust division United States Department Justice
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