Fred F. Fielding bio

1. Name: Fred F. Fielding
2. Title:

Partner at the law firm Morgan Lewis, and Member of the 9/11 Commission

3. Biography:

Fred F. Fielding, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was a Member of the 9/11 Commission (National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States). He is an internationally known litigator, mediator, counselor, and strategic adviser, who focuses his practice on representing both corporate and government interests. He has a long history in government and private practice. 

Fielding is currently in private practice as a partner at the law firm Morgan Lewis. Prior to his work with this firm, Fielding served as a senior partner at Wiley, Rein, & Fielding law firm where he was Head of Government Affairs, Business & Finance, Litigation and Crisis Management/White Collar Crime Practices.

In the public sector, Fielding has served in many roles including Deputy Counsel to President Richard Nixon and counsel to Presidents George W. Bush and Ronald Reagan, and numerous presidential commissions.

4. Involvement/ Affiliations:
  • Partner, Morgan Lewis, Apr. 2009-present
  • Admitted to practice law in: the District of Columbia and Pennsylvania Bars, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the D.C., Federal, First, Third, Fourth, and Ninth Circuits, the U.S. Court of Military Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court
  • White House Counsel, President George W. Bush, Feb. 2007- Jan. 2009
  • Former Senior Partner, Wiley, Rein, & Fielding
  • Recipient, Lawyer of the Year Award, Bar Association of the District of Columbia, 2004
  • Member, 9/11 Commission, 2002-2004
  • Member, Secretary of Transportation’s Task Force on Aviation Disasters, 1997-1998
  • U.S. Arbitrator, Tribunal on the U.S.-U.K. Air Treaty Dispute, 1989-1994
  • Member, President’s Commission on Federal Ethics Law Reform, 1989
  • White House Counsel, President Ronald Reagan, 1981-1986
  • Partner, Morgan Lewis, 1974-1981
  • White House Deputy Counsel, President Richard Nixon, 1972-1974
  • Associate, Morgan Lewis, 1964-1970
5. Education:
  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 1964
  • A.B., cum laude, Political Science, Gettysburg College, 1961
6. Published Works:
  • 9/11 Commission Report, 2004
7. Contact info: Morgan Lewis Law Firm
Phone:  (202) 739-5560
Fax:  (202) 739-3001
Email:  ffielding@morganlewis.com