Robert H. Kapp
Columbia Square
555 Thirteenth Street NW
Washington, DC 20004
March 9, 1934
Chicago, Illinois
University of l\tlichigan Law School. S.J.D.,
with distinction, 1958
Associate Editor, Michigan Law Review
Wharton School of Finance & Commerce,
University of Pennsylvania. B.S., Economics,
Trial Attorney, Tax Division, United States Department of Justice
(Attorney General’s Honor Program), Septem ber, 1958 • March, 1961
Partner, H ogan & Hartson, Washington, DC (joined firm March, 1961;
admitted to partnership December, 1965; has served on Executive
Committee of firm).
Principally federal taxation with some emphasis on tax litigation matters.
Practice in recent years has involved heavy concentration on
representation of universities, medical centers, research institutes,
charitable organizations and other non-profit organizations in tax and
other matters. Recent experience in international commercial arbitration.
Managed government’s valuation case as Special Counsel in Rail
Reorganization Act Cases.
Associate Professorial Lecturer in Law (Taxation), The National
Law Center, George Washington University, 1970-1975
National Co-Chair, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (1983-
1985); Board of Trustees (1976-present); Member, Southern Africa Project
Subcommittee (1978-1994)
Admitted to
‘\’\’\DC • 7CC24-?20 – 0J.83331.02
Co-Chair, Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban
Affairs (1979-1981); Board of Trustees (1973-present)
Chair, American Civil Liberties Union of the National Capital Area
(1990-1992); Board of Trustees (1982-1994); National Board (1993-
Chair, International Human Rights Law Group (1986-1989); Board of
Trustees (1979-present); currently Executive Committee
International Election Observer Missions: Namibia (1989); South Africa
Human Rights Project Mission: Bosnia (1996)
Board of Directors, Emergency Fund For South African Families (1987-
Board of Directors, Higher Achievement Program (an inner-city tutoring
program) (1990-1994)
Adv.isory Board, International Legal Studies Program,
Washington College of Law, American University
Visitor’s Committee, University of Michigan Law School
Advisory Board, Transnational Arbitration Association
Legal Officer, International Commission of Jurists, Geneva, Switzerland
(while on sabbatical leave, Feb. I-July 31, 1978)
Consultant, National Legal Aid and Defender Association, regarding
study of private law firm poverty-area neighborhood law office
(Piper & Marbury of Baltimore, Maryland) pursuant to Ford Foundation
grant. The results of the study are published in Ashman, The New Private
Practice (NLADA, 1973).
Member, Area I Planning Committee, Montgomery County Public Schools
District of Columbia Bar: Gender Bias Study Committee;
Family Law Task Force
1992 and 1996 Presidential Campaign Activity: Provided legal advice to
Clinton-Gore Campaign on various tax related:
Illinois, 1958
District of Columbia, 1961