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Mark Geoffrey Cunha

Mark Geoffrey Cunha, American lawyer. Bar: New York 1981, United States District Court (southern and eastern districts) New York 1981, United States Court Appeals (2nd circuit) 1991, United States Court Appeals (3d circuit) 2001, United States Court Appeals (4th circuit) 2006, United States Tax Court 1992, United States Supreme Court 1996.

Background

  • Cunha, Mark Geoffrey was born on September 26, 1955 in Lexington, Mass. Son of John Henry and Dolores (DeRosas) Cunha.

  • Education

    • AB magna cum laude, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 1977. Juris Doctor, Stanford University, California, 1980.

    Career

    • Intern The White House, Washington, 1979-1980. Associate Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, New York City, 1980-1988, partner, since 1989. Mediator commercial division New York State Supreme Court, New York County, since 1996.

      Board directors legal service for New York City, since 1997. Chair, since 2009.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: New York 1981, United States District Court (southern and eastern districts) New York 1981, United States Court Appeals (2nd circuit) 1991, United States Court Appeals (3d circuit) 2001, United States Court Appeals (4th circuit) 2006, United States Tax Court 1992, United States Supreme Court 1996.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    Board directors New York Lawyers for Public Interest, 1989-2004. Trustee Institute for Educational Achievement, 1995-2008, Lycee Francais New York, 1998-1909. Member of Association Bar City New York (vice president, chairman executive committee, chairman committee on legal assistance, chairman delegate to New York State Bar Association House of Delegates, nominating committee, steering committee on legal assistance), New York State Bar Association (executive committee on commercial and federal litigation section), International Bar Association, American Bar Association, Phi Beta Kappa.

    Connections

    • Married Kristen Nelson Cunha. Children: Celine Yvonne, Nicholas Brian.
    • father: John Henry Cunha
    • mother: Dolores (DeRosas) Cunha
    • spouse: Kristen Nelson Cunha
    • children: Celine Yvonne Cunha
    • Nicholas Brian Cunha
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    Born September 26, 1955
    (age 62)
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