WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) on Wednesday introduced Mr. C.J. Mahoney of Russell, former intern in his office, as the Senate Finance Committee considered his nomination as Deputy United States Trade Representative.
“C.J. has an impressive professional background, including degrees from Harvard and Yale and a United States Supreme Court clerkship,” said Sen. Moran. “C.J.’s success demonstrates a tremendously promising future at the USTR and beyond due to his significant intelligence and talents, and his strength in personal character. C.J. was my first intern as a member of the United States House of Representatives, and I am certain that he exhibits Kansas character and an appreciation for others. C.J. is highly qualified for this position and is the type of person, regardless of your political affiliation, that you would want in this capacity.”
Mahoney is a partner at Williams & Connolly LLP where his practice focuses on international disputes and arbitration. Prior to joining Williams & Connolly, he clerked on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit for Judge Alex Kozinski and at the Supreme Court of the United States for Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy. A native of Russell, Mahoney holds an A.B. in Government from Harvard College and a J.D. from Yale Law School, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Yale Law Journal. Mahoney also serves as a Visiting Clinical Lecturer at Yale Law School, teaching a course on international arbitration.