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Bruce Arthur Lehman, American lawyer. Bar: District of Columbia 1976, United States Court Appeals (District of Columbia circuit). Named Lawyer of Year The National Law Journal, 1994; named one of The 100 Most Influential Men & Women in Washington, National Journal 1997.

Background

Lehman, Bruce Arthur was born on September 19, 1945 in Beloit, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Dean A. Lehman and Wanda R. (Westbrook) Watson.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University Wisconsin, 1967. Juris Doctor, University Wisconsin, 1970.

Career

Attorney Wisconsin House Representatives, Madison, 1970-1971, United States Department Justice, Washington, 1973-1974. Counsel committee judiciary United States House Representatives, 1974-1983, chief counsel subcommittee courts civil liberties, administration, 1978-1983. Attorney Swidler & Berlin, Chartered, 1983-1993.

Assistant secretary, commissioner United States Patent & Trademark Office United States Department Commerce, 1993—1998. Chief Executive Officer International Intellectual Property Institute, 1999—2004. Of counsel Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, 2004—2008, Whiteford Taylor & Preston LLP, Washington, since 2009.

Acting chairman National Endowment for the Humanities, 1997. Served in United States Army, 1971-1973.

Achievements

  • Bar: District of Columbia 1976, United States Court Appeals (District of Columbia circuit).

Works

  • Other Work

    • Advisory board BNA Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law Journal, 1991-1993.

Membership

Member Clinton/Gore Transition Team, Washington, 1992-1993. Vice chairman District of Columbia General Hospital Commission, 1987-1993, chairman District of Columbia General Hospital Foundation, 1989-1993.

Connections

father:
Dean A. Lehman Watson

mother:
Wanda R. (Westbrook) Watson