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Michael Francis Butler, American lawyer. Bar: Pennsylvania, District of Columbia.


Butler, Michael Francis was born on August 17, 1935 in Pittsburgh. Son of Frank J. and Mary M. (Montgomery) Butler.


Bachelor magna cum laude, Harvard University, 1957;Bachelor of Laws, Yale University, 1960.


Member, Kirkpatrick & Lockhart, Pittsburgh, 1960-1969;assistant general counsel for domestic and international business, then deputy general counsel, unites states department Commerce, Washington, 1969-1973;vice president, general counsel, Overseas Private Investment Corporation, Washington, 1973-1975;general counsel, Federal Energy Administration, Washington, 1975-1977;partner, Andrews & Kurth, Washington, 1977-1992. Board directors United States Bancorp, United States National Bank. Member of advisory committee Fagan & Company.

Member panel of arbitrators Dispute Settlement Center, International Energy Agency, Paris. Member of advisory commission on foreign investment Office of Special Trade of the United States. Past member or chairman United States delegations to Organization of European Cooperation and Development committees, Berne Union, Administrative Conference of the United States.


Vice chairman class special gifts committee Harvard College and Yale Law School. Past board directors, secretary Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh. Board directors BryceHarlow Foundation.

Fellow American Bar Foundation (life). Member American Bar Association (Chairman of Commission on foreign investmentin United States international law section), American Arbitration Association (member commercial panel of arbitrators), United States Chamber of Commerce (member international policy committee), Pennsylvania Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar Association, Allegheny County Bar Association, American Law Institute, American Judicature Society, American Society International Law, International Bar Association, Washington Foreign Law Society, Inter-American Bar Association, Supreme Court History Society, Harvard Club West Pennsylvania (past secretary), Harvard Club of District of Columbia (past board directors), Metropolitan Club, Rolling Rock Club (Ligonier, Pennsylvania), Harvard-Yale-Princeton Club (Pittsburgh), Pennsylvania Society.