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David J. Bardin, American lawyer, specializing in the field of Energy Law, Environmental Law, Power Project Development, Public Utility Law, Regulatory Law. Member of Arent Fox Kintner Plotkin & Kahn.


Bardin, David Jonas was born on June 2, 1933 in New York City. Son of Shlomo and Ruth (Jonas) Bardin.


Columbia College (Bachelor of Arts, 1954). Columbia University (Juris Doctor, 1956). Spoken languages: Hebrew.


Worked at Arent Fox Kintner Plotkin & Kahn (Washington, DC) specializing in Advertising, Agriculture, Antitrust and Trade Regulation, Banking, Bankruptcy, Communications, Construction, Corporate and Securities, Cyberspace, Employee Benefit Plans, Energy, Environment, Food and Drug, Government Contracts, Health, Immigration, Intellectual Property, International, Labor, Legislation, Litigation, Municipal Finance, Real Estate and Tax Law, Sports and Entertainment Law, Telemedicine, White Collar Criminal. General Practice.

Admitted to the bar, 1956, New York. 1966, District of Columbia.

1970, Israel.

Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. Co-Author: "A.G.A. Select Use Handbook: Natural Gas For Environmental Control," American Gas Association, 1985. Administrator of the Economic Regulatory Administration in the United States.

Department of Energy, 1977-1979. Deputy Administrator, Federal Energy Administration, 1977. Commissioner, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, 1974-1977.

Assistant to the Attorney General of Israel, 1970-1972. Deputy General Counsel, 1967-1969, Assistant General Counsel, 1965-1967, Trial Attorney, 1958-1965, Federal Power Commission. Member: Federal Energy Bar Association (Chairman, Committee on Cogeneration and Small Power Production Facilities, 1983-1984.

Member, Board of Directors, 1984-1987. Director, Foundation for the Energy Law Journal, 1987-1990. Vice Chairman, Committee on Environment, 1989-1990.

Chairman, Committee on Environment, 1990-1991. Chairman, Ad Hoc Committee on Procedural and Accounting Implications of Enactment of Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, 1991-1993). Arent Fox was founded in Washington, D.C. in 1942.

From its beginning, two features have characterized the Firm's practice: its expertise as Washington lawyers knowledgeable in the regulations and affairs of the Government and its ties to and representation to the Washington business community. Today the Firm has offices in Washington, D.C., New York, New York, Budapest, Hungary and Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia serving clients ranging from local businesses to foreign governments and international corporations.


Member Mayor's Council on Environment, 1999—2001, District of Columbia Zoning Advisory Committee, since 2003. Board managers Adas Israel Congregation, 1998—1999. Trustee The Foundation Jewish Studies, 1991—1999.

Moot court panel National Association Attorney Generals, since 1993. Trustee Liberty State Park Development Corporation, 1990—2000, Pinelands Preservation Alliance, 1991—1999, Mental Health Liaison Group, 1993—2005. Advisory neighborhood commissioner of District of Columbia, 1999—2005.

Member Mayor's Committee on Adoption Law, 2000—2001. Board directors District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority, since 2000. Member District of Columbia Building Code Advisory Committee, 2002—2007.

Member of American Bar Association, Foundation for Energy Law Journal (board directors 1987-1990), Federal Energy Bar Association 1985-1987, Federal Bar Association.


Married Livia Goldeen, March 12, 1961. Children: Jacob, Matthew, Joseph, Sarah.