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Michael Hoffman Posner

Michael Hoffman Posner, American federal agency administrator, lawyer. Bar: California 1975, Illinois 1976, United States Dist Court Northern District Illinois 1976. Member of Council Foreign Relations, American Bar Association.

Background

  • Posner, Michael Hoffman was born on November 19, 1950 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Harry Randolph and Elizabeth (Hoffman) Posner.

  • Education

    • Bachelor with honors, University Michigan, 1972. Juris Doctor, University California, Berkeley, 1975.

    Career

    • Research assistant International Commission Jurists, Geneva, 1974. Associate Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal, Chicago, 1975-1978. Executive director Human Rights First, New York City, 1978—2005, president, 2005—2009.

      Assistant secretary for democracy, human rights & labor United States Department State, Washington, since 2009. Visiting lecturer Yale Law School, New Haven, 1981-1984, Columbia Law School, New York City, since 1984. Board directors Fair Labor Association.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: California 1975, Illinois 1976, United States Dist Court Northern District Illinois 1976.

    Works

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Judaism

    Membership

    Member of Council Foreign Relations, American Bar Association.

    Personality

    Interests

    Tennis, skiing, hiking.

    Connections

    • Married Deborah Korzenik, December 12, 1986. Children: Alexander Posner, Hannah Posner, Daniel Posner.
    • father: Harry Randolph Posner
    • mother: Elizabeth (Hoffman) Posner
    • spouse: Deborah Korzenik
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    Born November 19, 1950
    (age 66)
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