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Peter David Ehrenhaft

Peter David Ehrenhaft, American lawyer. Bar: (New York ) 1958, (District of Columbia) 1961.


  • Ehrenhaft, Peter David was born on August 16, 1933 in Vienna, Austria. Came to United States, 1940, naturalized, 1945. Son of Bruno B. and Ann J. (Polacek) Ehrenhaft.

  • Education

    • AB with honors, Columbia College, 1954. Bachelor of Laws, M International Affairs with honors, Columbia University, 1957.


    • Motions law clerk to the United States Court Appeals (District of Columbia circuit), 1957—1958. Senior law clerk to Chief Justice Supreme Court of the United States Court, 1961—1962. Associate Cox, Langford & Brown, Washington, 1962—1966, partner, 1966—1968, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Kampelman, Washington, 1968—1977.

      Deputy assistant secretary, special counsel tariff affairs United States Department Treasury, 1977—1979. Partner Hughes Hubbard & Reed, 1980—1983, Bryan Cave, Washington, 1984—1995. Member Ablondi, Foster, Sobin & Davidow, Professional Corporation, 1995—2001.

      Partner Miller & Chevalier, Chartered, 2001—2003, of counsel, 2004—2006. Senior counsel Harkins Cunningham LLP, since 2007. Professorial lecturer law George Washington University, 1965-1972, University Pennsylvania, 1980-1985.

      Distinguished practitioner-in-residence American University Law School, 2006. Member faculty Salzburg (Austria) Seminar in American Studies Law Session, 1973. Member Federal Judicial Center Study Group on Workload of Supreme Court, 1971-1974.

      Member advisory committee United States Court Appeals (federal circuit), 1992-1996. Member industry trade advisory committee on services Department Commerce and United States Trade Republican, since 1999. Member international & intelectual property neutrals panels American Arbitration Association, since 1994.

      Arbitrator Finance Industry Regulatory Authority, since 2010.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: (New York ) 1958, (District of Columbia) 1961.


    • Contributor articles and reviews, primarily on international trade, to law journals. Member advisory board Georgetown International Law Journal, since 1967, Patent, Trademark and Copyright Journal, since 1970. Member editorial board International Legal Materials, 1977-1987.


    President board trustees National Child Research Center, Washington, 1976-1977. Member advisory council George Washington University Medical Center, 1990-1996. Treasurer, board member District of Columbia Appleseed Center Justice, 1998-2008, Compassion & Choices, since 2009.

    With United States Air Force, 1958-1961, United States Air Force Reserve, 1962-1988. Judge Court Military Review, 1987-1988. Member of American Bar Association (member council international law section 1983-1985, 1989-1997, chairman task force on legal services in Japan 1991-1998, liaison to General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1992-1994, vice chair 1993-1994, international legal scholar 1994-1997, vice chair transnational practice committee 1998—2005, member commission on multijurisdictional practice 2000-2002, member council international law section 2002-2008, liaison international legal services task force since 2004, vice chair seasoned lawyers network since 2010, Lifetime Achievement award 2009), Washington Foreign Law Society (board governors 1982-1992, president 1986-1987), American Society International Law, American Law Institute (member various advisory & consultitive committees since 1983, advisor, principles trade law since 2008).


    • Married Charlotte Kennedy, May 4, 1958. Children: Elizabeth Ann, James Bruno, Daniel Parker.
    • father: Bruno B. Ehrenhaft
    • mother: Ann J. (Polacek) Ehrenhaft
    • spouse: Charlotte Kennedy
    • children: Elizabeth Ann Ehrenhaft
    • James Bruno Ehrenhaft
    • Daniel Parker Ehrenhaft
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    Born August 16, 1933