Party affiliation: Republican
John Bassett Rhinelander, American lawyer. Bar: New York 1964, District of Columbia 1971. Served with United States Army, 1956-1958. Member American Bar Association, Arms Control Association (vice chairman), Council Foreign Relations, Lawyers Alliance for World Security (board directors), International Institute for Strategic Studies, Hudson Institute.
Worked at Shaw, Pittman, Potts & Trowbridge (Washington, DC) specializing in General Federal, Corporate, Commercial, Administrative and International Practice. Admitted to the bar, 1964, New York. 1967, United States. Supreme Court.
1971, District of Columbia. Editor in Chief, Virginia Law Review, 1960-1961. Law Clerk to Associate Justice John M. Harlan, United States.
Supreme Court, 1961-1962. Lecturer, University of Virginia Law School, 1982-1985, 1989-1991. Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and Law Center, 1991-1994.
Special Civilian Assistant to Secretary of Navy, 1966-1968. Chief Counsel, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Foreign Direct Investments, Department of Commerce, 1968-1969. Deputy Legal Adviser, Department of State, 1969-1971.
Legal Adviser to United States. SALT Delegation, Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, 1971-1972. General Counsel, Department of Health, Education and Welfare, 1973-1975.
Under Secretary, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 1975-1977. One of the largest full-service firms in the Washington, D.C. area, Shaw, Pittman, Potts & Trowbridge has almost forty years of experience representing local, national, and international clients in a full array of legal practice areas. Using the firm's extensive interdisciplinary resources, Shaw Pittman's 250 attorneys work closely with clients to develop creative and cost-effective approaches to their legal questions.
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