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Federal agency administrator , Lawyer

Christine Anne Varney, American federal agency administrator, lawyer. Named one of The 10 Most Powerful Women in Washington, Fortune magazine, 2009, Washington's Most Influential Women Lawyers, National Law Journal, 2010. Member of American Bar Association, National Lawyer's Council, New York State Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar Association.

Background

Varney, Christine Anne was born on December 17, 1955 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States.

Education

Attended, Trinity College, Dublin. Bachelor in Political Science and History magna cum laude, State University of New York, Albany, 1977. Master of Public Administration magna cum laude, Syracuse University, New York, 1978.

Juris Doctor cum laude, Georgetown University Law Center, 1986.

Career

Legislation assistant New York State Senate, Albany, 1977. Economic analyst Government Accountability Office, Washington, 1978. Economic development director El Centro, California, 1979.

Director Neighborhood Outreach Program, San Diego, 1980-1982. Associate Surry & Morse, Washington, 1984-1986, Pierson, Semmes & Finley, Washington, 1986—1989, Hogan & Hartson LLP, Washington, 1991—1993, partner, head Internet practice group, 1997—2009. Cabinet secretary, deputy assistant to President The White House, 1993-1994.

Commissioner Federal Trade Commission, 1994—1997. Assistant attorney general antitrust division United States Department Justice, since 2009. General counsel Democratic National Committee, 1989—1992.

Chief counsel Clinton/Gore Presidential Campaign, 1991. General counsel Presidential Inaugural Committee, 1992. Personal counsel to President Obama-Biden Transition Project, 2008—2009.

Membership

Member of American Bar Association, National Lawyer's Council, New York State Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar Association.

Connections

Married Thomas J. Graham. Children: John Walsh, Michael.

spouse:
Thomas J. Graham

children:
John Walsh Varney

Michael Varney