Donald K. Duvall was born October 30, 1925 in Washington D.C. He received his B.A.from Yale University in 1949, J.D. from the University of Virginia in 1953, and LL.M. from Georgetown University in 1959. He was an attorney for the State Department, 1955 - 1970 and practice in private law in D.C. and Virginia, 1953-1955.
Mr. Duvall was an administrative law judge (ALJ) with the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission, 1971-1978 and with the Social Security Administration (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) for a year. 1970-1971.
From 1979 to 1984 he served as Chief Administrative Law Judge of the U.S. International Trade Commission working as the trial judge in many unfair import investigations under Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930. In 1984 he joined the D.C. and New York City firm of Kenyon & Kenyon as an attorney at law and counsel, specializing in international trade, unfair competition and intellectual property law.
He was registered? [had permission to practice] at the Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal District; U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia; U.S. Claims Court; U.S. Court of International Trade; U.S. Court of Military Appeals; U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia; Supreme Court of Appeals of Virginia, Court of Appeals of Maryland; U.S. District Court for Maryland.
He was member of American Bar Association, Chairman of International Law and Practice 1973-1974; member of the Section of Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law; and Division of Judicial Administration; of the Standing Committee in World Order Under Law 1977-1980. Member of the Conference of Administrative Law Judges, of the Inter-American Bar; International Trade Commission Trial Lawyers Association; Customs and International Trade Bar Association; International Intellectual Property Law Association; Washington Foreign Law Society, American Judicatory Society, Federal Bar Association and the American Law Institute.
Mr. Duvall served as a U.S. Air Force Reserve, 1950-1958; U.S. Army (European Theater), 1944-1946. He was a member of the American Society of International Law, Supreme Court Historical Society, World Jurist Association, Rotary Club of Washington, D.C., Yale Club of Washington, D.C., Cosmos Club, Society of Descendants of Mareen Duvall (French Huguenot immigrant), National Lawyers Club, Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity, Giles S. Rich American Inn of Court, Virginia Journal of International Law, cofounder of the John Bassett Moore Society of International Law.