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John Attanasio Named a Lifetime Achiever by Marquis Who's Who

John Attanasio has been endorsed by Marquis Who 's Who as a leader in the law and education industries

    NEW YORK, NY, August 24, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world' s premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to name John Attanasio a Lifetime Achiever. An accomplished listee, John Attanasio celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who' s Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value . Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Supported by nearly 40 years of industry experience, Attanasio is the author of a book entitled Capital and Politics forthcoming in Oxford University Press. He has served as Director of the Rule of Law Forum. Under the State Department, the Forum brought 12 high-ranking delegations to the United States from various countries including Indonesia, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, China, Brunei, Kyrgyz Republic, Oman, Bahrain, and Afghanistan. The delegations met with U.S. Supreme Court Justices, Senators, and Attorneys General, among many other top American leaders. He helped to organize seven summits between the U.S. Supreme Court and other highest courts including those of Europe, Russia, and Germany.

He published two books with the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, and two with LexisNexis. He has also published numerous articles in premier law reviews. His writing and teaching focuses on constitutional law, civil litigation and dispute resolution, law and philosophy, comparative law, and law and economics. He has team taught courses with three different Justices of the South African Constitutional Court; a Justice of the European Court of Justice; and an Estonian Deputy of the Supreme Soviet of the U.S.S.R. He has lectured in over 30 countries, and to many highest Court Justices. In 1990, he was the first Fulbright Lecturer to teach courses in American constitutional law in the Soviet Union. He is currently president of the International Academic Institute of Process and Procedure. Previously, he was distinguished visiting fellow at New York University Law School. He has served as dean of SLU Law School, where he was the youngest law school dean in the U.S., and for three terms as dean of SMU Law School. He also was director of the Peace Institute at Notre Dame and a professor at Notre Dame Law School. He held the John Regan chair at Notre Dame and the Judge Noel and Judge Atwell chairs at SMU. He has raised over $125 million. He chaired the Out-of-the-Box Committee on the Future of Legal Education. He is a member of the Maryland and U.S. Supreme Court bars, the American Law Institute, and a Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

Attanasio holds an LL.M from Yale University, a Dipl. in Law from Oxford University, a J.D. from New York University, and a B.A. from the University of Virginia. He has helped to mediate many sensitive international disputes. He has advised courts, legislatures, and governments around the world.

Attanasio has received many awards. In Winter 2014, the SMU Law Review published an issue entitled Celebration of the Rule of Law: A Tribute to John B. Attanasio. It features eleven articles including by a former U.S. Supreme Court Justice and two Justices of the European Court of Justice, and a dedication by Judge Guido Calabresi. Attanasio has been featured in numerous volumes of Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Education, Who's Who in the South and Southwest, Who's Who in the Midwest, and Who's Who in American Law. In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, John Attanasio has been featured on the Marquis Who's Who Lifetime Achievers website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

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