June, 2017
Name: Robert H. Kapp
Business Address: Columbia Square
555 Thirteenth Street NW
Washington, DC 20004
Born: March 9, 1934
Chicago, Illinois
Education: Legal
School: University of Michigan Law School. S.J.D., with distinction, 1958
Organizations: Associate Editor, Michigan Law Review
School: Wharton School of Finance & Commerce, University of Pennsylvania. B.S., Economics, 1955
Legal Experience: Trial Attorney, Tax Division, United States Department of Justice (Attorney General’s Honor Program), September, 1958 – March, 1961.
Partner, Hogan & Hartson, Washington, DC (joined firm March, 1961; admitted to partnership December, 1965; presently Counsel; has served on Executive Committee of firm).
Practice Area: Principally federal taxation with some emphasis on tax litigation matters. Practice in later years 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; mediation.
Managed Firm’s representation in government’s valuation case as Special Counsel in Rail Reorganization Act Cases.
Teaching Associate Professorial Lecturer in Law (Taxation), The National
Experience: Law Center, George Washington University, 1970-1975
Other Activities: Co-Founder and Co-President, International Senior Lawyers’ Project (an international pro bono legal service) (2000-2016)
Senior Advisor, Ethical Globalization Initiative (2003-2009)
National Co-Chair, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (1983-1985); Board of Trustees (1976-present); Member, Southern Africa Project Subcommittee (1978-1994)
Co-Chair, Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs (1979-1981); Board of Trustees (1973-1995)
Chair, American Civil Liberties Union of the National Capital Area (1990-1992); Board of Trustees (1982-1994); National Board (1993-1995)
Chair, International Human Rights Law Group renamed Global Rights (1986-1989); Board of Trustees (1979-2010)
International Election Observer Missions: Namibia (1989); South Africa (1994)
Board of Directors, Emergency Fund For South African Families (1987-1990)
Board of Directors, Higher Achievement Program (an inner-city tutoring program) (1990-1994)
Advisory Board, International Legal Studies Program,
Washington College of Law, American University (1994-2002)
Visitor’s Committee, University of Michigan Law School
Mediator, United States District Court and United States Court of Appeals (D.C. Circuit) Mediation Programs
Legal Officer, International Commission of Jurists, Geneva, Switzerland (while on sabbatical leave, Feb. 1-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 (1975-1976)
District of Columbia Bar: Gender Bias Study Committee;
Family Law Task Force
Local Advisory Board, College Track, which mentors marginalized high school students to gain admission to college (2019 to present).
Alan Barth Service Award (ACLU, 1996)
Wiley J. Branton Award (Washington Lawyers’ Committee, 1992)
C. Anthony Friedrich Memorial Award (Law Group, 1999)
The American Lawyer 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award
Admitted to Illinois, 1958
practice: District of Columbia, 1961