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Alden Francis Abbott

Alden Francis Abbott, American Lawyer, government official, educator. Bar: District of Columbia 1977, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1992. Member Federal Communications Bar Association (international section), Supreme Court of the United States Court Bar, Henry Simons Society, Phi Eta Sigma, Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

Abbott, Alden Francis was born on November 10, 1951 in Bethesda, Maryland, United States. Son of Roger Sloane and Suzanne Jeanne (Dupuy) Abbott.

Education

Certified, University Madrid, 1972. Bachelor, University Virginia, 1974. Juris Doctor, Harvard University, 1977.

Master of Arts in Economics, Georgetown University, 1984.

Career

Attorney Office of Legal Policy Federal Trade Commission, Washington, 1977-1980. Attorney Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Kampelman, 1980-1982. Special counsel Office of Legal Policy United States Department Justice, 1982-1984, special assistant to assistant attorney general antitrust division, 1984-1986, senior counsel Office of Legal Counsel, 1987-1989.

Counselor to general counsel United States Department Commerce, 1989-1992, chief counsel National Telecommunications and Information Administration, 1992-1994, assistant general counsel finance and litigation, 1994-2001, acting general counsel, 2001. Assistant director for policy evaluation, Bureau of Competition Federal Trade Commission, since 2001, associate director for policy and coordination, 2004—2005. Associate director Bureau Competition, 2006—2009.

Deputy director Office of International Affairs, since 2009. Adjunct professor School Law George Mason University, Arlington, Virginia, since 1991. Visiting fellow All Souls College, Oxford, England, 2005.

Membership

Member Federal Communications Bar Association (international section), Supreme Court of the United States Court Bar, Henry Simons Society, Phi Eta Sigma, Phi Beta Kappa.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: foreign languages and travel, swimming, reading, skiing.

Connections

Married Ljubica Visich, May 3, 1980. 1 child, Roger Visich.