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Joseph Thomas McLaughlin, American lawyer. Bar: Massachusetts 1969, New York State 1968, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1974.


McLaughlin, Joseph Thomas was born on March 30, 1944 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of James Francis and Madeline Louise (Hickman) McLaughlin.


Bachelor magna cum laude, Boston College, 1965. Juris Doctor, Cornell University, 1968.


Research assistant British Council of Archaeology, Winchester, England, 1964, site supervisor, 1966. Legislation assistant Republican Thomas P. O'Neill, Washington, 1967. Research assistant Cornell University, 1967-1968.

Law clerk to chief justice Massachusetts Superior Court, 1968-1969. Associate Shearman & Sterling, New York City, 1969-1976, partner, 1976-1997. Executive vice president, legal and regulatory affairs Credit Suisse First Boston, 1997—2001.

Chairman Credit Suisse First Boston Foundation Trust, 2001—2002. Partner, chairman Heller Ehrman LLP, New York City, since 2002. Adjunct professor Fordham Law School, 1981-1988.

Visiting professor Cornell Law School, 1995-1996.


Executive director Brooklyn Heights Draft Counseling Service, 1970-1974, Presbyterian Task Force for Justice Counseling Service, 1973-1975. Vice president, board directors Brooklyn Heights Association, 1973-1977. Board directors Willoughby Settlement House, Inc., Ingersoll-Willoughby Community Center, Inc., 1970-1975, United Neighborhood Houses, 1976-1978, Good Shepherd Services, Resources for Children with Special Needs, Inc., International House, Brooklyn Museum Art.

Member CRR Institute for Dispute Resolution. Member American Bar Association, Association of Bar of City of New York (member committee on professional discord since 1986, chairman committee to promote diversity in the legal profession), New York State Bar Association (chairman committee on marijuana and drug abuse 1972-1975), American Law Institute, American Arbitration Association, New York Lawyers for Public Interest (chairman board directors) ABAC (committee on promoting settlements), Heights Casino Club.


Married Christine E. Mullen, September 2, 1967. Children: Amy Melissa, Caitlin Christine, Ian Michael.