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Javier José González-Sfeir

Javier José González-Sfeir, American lawyer. Bar: Illinois Supreme Court 1983.


  • González-Sfeir, Javier José was born on February 15, 1958 in Urbana, Illinois, United States. Son of Walter and Nelly (Sfeir) González.

  • Education

    • AB magna cum laude, Harvard University, 1980. Juris Doctor, Harvard University, 1983.


    • Associate Sidley & Austin, Chicago, 1984-1986, McDermott, Will & Emery, Chicago, 1986-1988. Senior attorney American Express Bank, Ltd., New York City, since 1988. Lecturer on prudent man rule and ethical investing Center for Ethics and Corporation Policy, Chicago, 1988.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Illinois Supreme Court 1983.


    • Author: The Bolivian Tin Industry During World World War II, 1980, The Law of Political Asylum in Latin America, 1983.


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Board directors Southern School, Chicago, 1987-1988. Member advisory board El Valor Corporation, Chicago, 1987-1988. Active in MALDEF Leadership Program, Chicago, 1987, Chicago Council Foreign Relations, since 1984.

    Member American Bar Association, International Bar Association, Hispanic National Bar Association, Fullerton Tennis Club, Harvard Club (board directors Chicago chapter 1988), Phi Beta Kappa.


    • father: Walter González
    • mother: Nelly (Sfeir) González
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    Born February 15, 1958
    (age 59)