Member Since: 2003
David S. Tatel is a judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Before his appointment by President Clinton in 1994, Tatel was a partner and head of the education group at Hogan and Hartson in Washington, DC, for fifteen years. From 1977-1979 he was director of the Office for Civil Rights in the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare under President Carter. Tatel was a member of the board of directors for the Spencer Foundation, which he chaired from 1990 to 1997 and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, which he chaired from 2005-2009. He also served as a member of the board of directors of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Tatel is co-chair of the National Academy of Sciences’ Committee on Science, Technology, and Law and a member of the Board of the Federal Judicial Center. He is also a member of the American Philosophical Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He received his JD from the University of Chicago in 1966.