Raymond J. Rasenberger
Biographical Sketch
Raymond J. Rasenberger passed away on April 3, 2018.
Mr. Rasenberger was in private practice since 1957, and was a founding partner of Zuckert,
Scoutt & Rasenberger when it was formed in 1964.
Prior to entering the practice of law, Mr. Rasenberger worked as an Examiner in the U.S. Office
of Management and Budget, and as an instructor in Dartmouth College’s “Great Issues” course.
He held a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth, where he was Valedictorian of his class, a master’s
degree in Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Syracuse University, and a Juris
Doctor degree from George Washington University.
During his years of practice, Mr. Rasenberger was an active participant in aviation law and
policy. He published articles, testified before Congress and spoken to interested organizations on
aviation issues a number of times. He represented both U.S. and foreign airlines, cities, states,
airport authorities, general aviation interests, aviation manufacturers, financial institutions and
others that have an interest in airline service and airports.
Mr. Rasenberger served the D.C. Bar in various capacities beginning as a member of the
committee to create the Bar’s original committee structure. He served on the Advisory Board of
the D.C. Bar Foundation, as an arbitrator for the D. C. Bar Fee Arbitration Board, and as a court
appointed mediator of cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals and District Court for the District
of Columbia. In 1991 he was appointed by Chief Judge Robinson as a member of the Board of
Directors of the Indigent Civil Litigation Fund, Inc., a corporation formed by the Court to finance
expenses of volunteer lawyers serving on the civil pro se panel. He served as a member of the
Executive Committee of the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban
Affairs. Mr. Rasenberger’s other principal outside interests were related to Dartmouth College,
which he served in various capacities, including Chairman of the Dartmouth Alumni Fund and
President of the Dartmouth Alumni Council.
Mr. Rasenberger’s practice focused primarily on mediation of federal cases and arbitration. He
was a member of the District of Columbia Bar.