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Charlene Barshefsky

Charlene Barshefsky, American lawyer, former federal official. Named one of The 50 Most Influential Women Lawyers in America, The National Law Journal, 2007, Washington's Most Influential Women Lawyers, 2010, The Decade's Most Influential Lawyers, 2010, The Top Lawyers in Washington District of Columbia, Washingtonian magazine, 2007, 2009; recipient Lifetime Achievement award, Chambers & Partners, 2007.


  • Barshefsky, Charlene was born on August 11, 1950 in Chicago, Illinois, United States.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in English and Political Science, with honors, University Wisconsin, Madison, 1972. Juris Doctor, Catholic University America, Washington, 1975.


    • Associate Steptoe & Johnson LLP, Washington, 1975—1983, partner, 1983—1993. Deputy United States Trade Republican Office United States Trade Republican, Executive Office of the President, 1993-1996, United States Trade Republican, 1996—2001. Public policy scholar Woodrow Wilson International Center, 2001.

      Senior international partner Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr, LLP (WilmerHale), since 2001. Board directors Starwood Hotel & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., since 2001, The Estee Lauder Companies Inc., since 2001, American Express Company, since 2001, Intel Corporation, since 2004.


    Member Council on Foreign Relations. Trustee Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Fellow: Foreign Policy Association.

    Member: American Bar Association, American Academy Diplomacy, America-China Society.
    Charlene Barshefsky
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    Born August 11, 1950
    (age 67)