May 10, 2011
Labor lawyer Anton George Hajjar, a principal shareholder (partner) at the Washington, D.C., law firm of O’Donnell, Schwartz & Anderson, PC, and alum of Tulane University Law School’s class of 1975, has been elected to the Council of the American Legal Institute (ALI). Hajjar, who has served as a member of the ALI since 2002, was elected at the opening session of the 87th annual ALI meeting held in May 2010.
“This is a great honor and a powerful recognition of Anton’s achievements in labor law and his respected judgment as a lawyer,” said Tulane Law School Dean David Meyer.
Established in 1923 to promote the clarification and simplification of American common law and its adaptation to changing social needs, the ALI drafts, approves, and publishes Restatements of the Law, Principles of the Law, model codes, and other proposals for law reform. Membership in the Institute is limited to 4,000 judges, lawyers, and legal scholars selected on the basis of professional achievement, personal character, and demonstrated interest in improving the law.
After receiving his law degree from Tulane Law School, where he was a member of the Board of Editors of the law review, Hajjar became a law clerk for Judge John Minor Wisdom at the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He later was an attorney for the National Labor Relations Board in the Appellate Court Branch and its Contempt Litigation Section. He is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and Maryland, and before the United States Supreme Court and other federal courts.
The American Law Institute Interviews ODSA Principal Anton Hajjar.