TREASURER, AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION
2002 - 2005
a partner in the San Francisco law firm Rogers, Joseph, O'Donnell
& Quinn, is treasurer of the American Bar Association. Joseph
has held that position since August 2002.
the past 35 years, Joseph has represented prime and subcontractors
engaged in government and commercial contract disputes. A high
percentage of his cases have involved complex accounting and financial
Joseph served as chair of the ABA Board of Governors' Finance
Committee in 1997-1998, organizing and leading the effort to address
a substantial deficit projected for later years. As a result of
hard work on the part of many members of the board and staff,
the 1998-1999 budget was adopted at $4 million below the projected
amount for that year and $1 million below the budget for the previous
year. Joseph also played a major role in reorganizing the ABA's
financial and membership reports to provide more understandable
and meaningful information.
active member of the ABA, Joseph has served as chair of the Section
of Public Contract Law, and was one of the co-founders of the
Section Officers' Conference. He was a member of the Public Contract
Section Council from 1971-1974 and was the section's delegate
to the House of Delegates from 1980-1984. Joseph has long been
a member of the sections of Litigation and Individual Rights and
Responsibilities, and the Senior Lawyers Division.
Joseph served on the board of the American Bar Retirement Association
from 1984-1992. He was chair of the Investment Committee from
1987-1989 and was ABRA President from 1989-1990. He also chaired
the Negotiations Steering Committee that secured ABRA's first
competitive contract for plan administration and investment services.
Joseph has served on the board of the ABA Museum of Law and the
ABA Task Force on Cost Allocation. He currently serves on the
Standing Committee on Professionalism, is a member of the Center
for Professional Responsibility, and is a Life Fellow of the American
graduated with honors from the University of Wisconsin Law School
in 1962. After law school, he served as a captain in the United
States Army Judge Advocate General Corps from 1962-1965.