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Helen Elizabeth Disenhaus


Helen Elizabeth Disenhaus, American lawyer. Bar: District of Columbia 1977. Sarah Williston scholar, 1968; recipient Leadership award American Women in Radio and television, 1995.


Disenhaus, Helen Elizabeth was born on November 2, 1948 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States.


AB, Mount Holyoke College, 1970. Master of Arts in Teaching, Wesleyan University, Connecticut, 1972. Juris Doctor, Yale University, 1977.


Teacher English Glastonbury (Connecticut) High School, 1971-1974. Attorney Dow, Lohnes & Albertson, Washington, 1977-1987. Of counsel Swidler & Berlin, 1987-1994, counsel, 1994, member, 1995-1998, Swidler, Berlin, Shereff, Friedmen LLP, Washington, 1998—2004.

Partner Holland & Knight LLP, 2004—2005. Sole practitioner, since 2005. President District of Columbia chapter American Women in Radio and television, 1982-1983, board directors, 1983-1984, national vice president government industry affairs, 1984-1986, national secretary-treasurer, 1986-1988.


  • Bar: District of Columbia 1977.


Member American Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar Association, Womens Bar Association District of Columbia, Federal Communications Bar Association (chair continuing legal education committee 1991-1993, transactional practice committee 1994-1996), Yale Law School Association (president District of Columbia 1982-1983, executive committee 1983-1984), Mount Holyoke Club, Phi Beta Kappa.


Daughter of Nathan and Henrietta (Weiss) Daughter of. Married Brian Girard Driscoll, September 11, 1977. Children: Daniel Benjamin Driscoll, David Michael Driscoll.

Nathan Daughter

Henrietta (Weiss) Daughter

Brian Girard Driscoll

Daniel Benjamin Driscoll Disenhaus

David Michael Driscoll Disenhaus