Francis J. Duggan


Francis J. Duggan

Francis J. Duggan is currently chairman of Transnational Law Group, a legal and public policy association concerned with public international law, human rights and terrorism.

From 1999 to 2004, Mr. Duggan served as a board member and chairman of the National Mediation Board (NMB), a presidential appointment confirmed by the Senate. The NMB is an independent agency that performs a central role in facilitating harmonious labor-management relations within two of the nation’s key transportation modes: the railroads and airlines. Prior to joining the Board, Mr. Duggan was an attorney with the Washington law firm of Mullenholz, Brimsek and Belair. He has extensive experience in both the rail and airline industries. For ten years he was an assistant vice president of the Association of American Railroads, and, from 1989-90, served on the Presidents Commission on Aviation Security and Terrorism. Mr. Duggan has represented the Victims of Pan Am Flight 103, as a pro bono advisor and attorney. He has been chairman of the Transportation Section of the Federal Bar Association and an officer of the Washington Foreign Law Society, as well as numerous Bar committees and law enforcement positions. He was a Reserve Deputy Sheriff for twelve years, is a certified Police Firearms Instructor and a Range Qualified member of the Fairfax Rod and Gun Club. He enjoys hunting and fishing when time permits.

Mr. Duggan was a Presidential appointee at the Labor Department during the Ford and Reagan Administrations, serving as Assistant Secretary in the Reagan administration. He worked in the Senate on the Labor Committee and in the office of former Senator Charles Mathias (R-MD), and in the House for Rep. William Steiger (R-WI). He was also the Director of Operations of the Legal Services Program in the Office of Economic Opportunity. He currently serves as a Board member of the Head Injury Rehabilitation and Research Service in Rockville, Maryland.

Mr. Duggan is an alumnus of St. John’s College and Law School in New York, and received two graduate political science fellowships and a research grant from Harvard University.