Anthony E. Varona (Washington DC) (June 2007 - Present)
Anthony Varona is professor of law and associate dean for academic and faculty affairs at the American University Washington College of Law, where he teaches contracts, administrative, media and public law. He was an associate professor at Pace Law School, an adjunct law professor at Georgetown University, and a Wasserstein Fellow at Harvard Law School. From 1997 to 2002, he served as the first general counsel and legal director for the Human Rights Campaign and HRC Foundation. Before that, he was a media attorney specializing in cable and broadcast television and radio regulation with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, and Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo PC, both in Washington. He began his career as a Federal Communications Commission honors program attorney. Varona has served on the boards of directors of the Human Rights Campaign (diversity co-chair; executive committee) and the Alliance for Justice (executive committee), was on the New York Advisory Committee of the American Constitution Society, and was founding chair of the AIDS Action Legal Advisory Board. He has appeared as a legal commentator on CNN, Headline News, Fox News Channel, CourtTV, MSNBC, and in a variety of major newspapers, and was profiled by the National Law Journal and the Feminist Law Profs Blog. Varona holds A.B. and J.D. degrees from Boston College and an LL.M. from Georgetown University. He lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland, with his partner of 16 years, John Gill.
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