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John Hanna,, American lawyer, educator, arbitrator, mediator. Bar: New York 1960, Massachusetts 1964, United States District Court Massachusetts 1965, United States District Court (eastern and southern districts) New York 1963, United States District Court (northern district) New York 1976, United States District Court (western district) New York 1983, United States Court Appeals (1st and 2d circuits) 1963.


Hanna,, John was born on December 19, 1934.


AB, Princeton University, 1956. Bachelor of Laws, Harvard University, 1959.


Associate Root, Barrett, Cohen, Knapp & Smith, New York City, 1959-1961. Assistant United States attorney Southern District New York, 1961-1963. Associate Ropes & Gray, Boston, 1963-1969.

Counsel New York State Office Employee Relations Governors Office, Albany, 1969-1973. Deputy commissioner, general counsel New York State Department Environmental Conservation, 1973-1975. Partner Whiteman, Osterman & Hanna, since 1975.

Adjunct professor Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, 1988—1998. Adjunct professor international environmental law John Marshall Law School, since 2001. Member New York panel distinguished neutrals CPR Institute Conflict Prevention and Resolution, since 2003.

Member advisory board Institute Transnat. Arbitration.


Advisory board Institute for Transnat. Arbitration, Town of Chatham Planning Board, New York, since 1976, Princeton University Alumni Schools Communications Northern New York, since 1982, co-chairman, 1982—1992. Treasurer, trustee Shaker Museum Foundation, Old Chatham, 1978—1996.

Trustee eastern New York chapter The Nature Conservancy, 1994—2002, chair conservation committee, 1996—2002. Trustee New York State Archives Partnership Trust, since 1995, chair, since 1996. Trustee Olana Partnership, since 2002.

Member commission on environmental law International Union for Conservation of Nature, since 1999. Volunteer arbitrator VIS International Commercial Moot, Pace University Law School, 1998—2000. Advisory council Center for International Business and Trade Law, John Marshall Law School.

Member of American Bar Association (international law section, natural resources and environmental section, practice section, alternate dispute resolution section), New York State Bar Association (environmental law section since 1978, chairman 1983-1984, house of deals 1984-1985, international law and practice section since 2000, house of deals since 2003, member executive committee international law and practice section since 2004, member executive committee since 1985), Certified Institute of Arbitrators London.


Married Jane Merchant, December 27, 1958. Children: Elizabeth Hanna Morss, Katharine Hanna Morgan, John M.