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Mark René Joelson

Mark René Joelson, French, American lawyer. Bar: District of Columbia 1958, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1959. Fulbright scholar Oxford University, 1961-1962.


  • Joelson, Mark René was born on October 23, 1934 in Paris, France. Came to the United States, 1941, naturalized, 1947. Son of Michael and Helen (Streicher) Joelson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Harvard University, 1955. Bachelor of Laws, Harvard University, 1958. Diploma in law, Oxford University, England, 1962.


    • Attorney United States Department Justice, Washington, 1958-1963. Associate, then partner Arent, Fox, Kintner, Plotkin & Kahn, 1963-1980. Partner Wald, Harkrader & Ross, 1980-1985, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, Washington, 1986-1997.

      Private practice, since 1998. Member advisory committee international investment, technical and development United States Department State, 1978-1987. Consultant United Nations Conference Trade and Development, 1977-1979.

      Adjunct professor Georgetown University Law Center, Washington. Panelist North America Free Trade Agreement, American Arbitration Association, National Arbitration Forum, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, mediator United States District Court, District of Columbia, since 2001.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: District of Columbia 1958, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1959.


    • Author (with Earl W. Kintner): An International Antitrust Primer, 1974. Author: An International Antitrust Primer, 3d edition, 2006. Editor (with others): Current Legal Aspects of Doing Business in the E.E.C., 1978.

      Editor: Enterprise Law in the 80's, 1980, Joint Ventures in the United States, 1988.


    Member American Bar Association (chairman section international law and practice 1983-1984, delegate International Bar Association council 1984-1992), International Bar Association, Federal Bar Association (president District of Columbia chapter 1976-1977), District of Columbia Bar (chairman international dispute resolution committee, international section, 2001-2003), Cosmos Club (Washington), Order of British Empire.


    • Married Anastasia Whelan, June 4, 1967. Children: Helen, Daniel, Marisa.
    • father: Michael Joelson
    • mother: Helen (Streicher) Joelson
    • spouse: Anastasia Whelan
    • children: Helen Joelson
    • Daniel Joelson
    • Marisa Joelson
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    Born October 23, 1934