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John Frederick Olson

John Frederick Olson, American lawyer. Bar: California 1965, United States District Court (central district) California 1965, District of Columbia 1977, United States District Court (District of Columbia) 1977.


Olson, John Frederick was born on December 24, 1939 in Santa Monica, California, United States. Son of Paul Frederick and Helen Elizabeth (Evans) Olson.


AB, University of California, Berkeley, 1961;Bachelor of Laws, Harvard University, 1964.


Associate, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Los Angeles, 1964-1971;partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Los Angeles, 1971-1990;senior partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Los Angeles, since 1990.


Vestryman St. John's Church, Lafayette Square, Washington, 1981-1986, chairman Triennial fund drive, 1984. Vice president Combined Health Appeal National Capital Area, 1985-1988, president, 1988-1990. Chairman Lawyers Committee for Performing Arts,1986-1990.

Member of advisory committee Senate Banking Committee on Insider Trading Legislation, 1987-1990, University of California San Diego Securities Regulation Institute, since 1990. Trustee Washington Opera, 1986-1991. Trustee Stone Ridge Country Day School of Sacred Heart, since 1990, Executive Committee, since 1991.

Director Washington Performing Arts Society. Member American Bar Association (chairman task force regulation of insider trading 1983-1987, chairman subcommittee civil liabities and litigation 1985-1987, commission on foreign claims 1982-1986, Chairman of Commission on federal regulation securities since 1991), Federal Bar Association (executive county securities committee since 1985), American Law Institute, District of Columbia Bar Association (general counsel 1983-1985), American College Investment Counsel (founding trustee 1981-1985), National Association Securities Dealers (legal advisory board since 1990), New York Stock Exchange (legal advising committee since 1990), Metropolitan Club, University Club.


Married Elizabeth H. Callard, February 22, 1966. Children: Timothy Cooley, Peter Jacobus, Matthew Evans, Emily Merrell, Nicholas Porter.