Areas of Practice
  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1972
  • St. Joseph's College, B.A., 1966
Bar Admissions
  • District of Columbia, 1973
James Butera
Special Counsel
Suite 600
499 S Capitol St SW
Washington, D.C. 20003
202.203.1082 tel
202.203.0000 fax

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James Butera, co-founder of the former firm of Butera & Andrews, is a noted legislative and administrative agency advocate. He has represented various clients on legislative and regulatory matters since 1972.   

Mr. Butera entered law school at Georgetown University Law Center after serving as Captain in the United States Marine Corps. He served two combat tours in Vietnam as a Lieutenant. His decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, the Purple Heart, a Navy Commendation and two Presidential Unit Citations. He has published law review articles on a variety of topics, and was a contributing author to Jaws of Victory, an analysis of presidential politics published by Little, Brown & Co.

After graduating with his juris doctor degree, he began his law and government relations career on the staff of  the American Bankers Association. From 1974 to 1989, he handled federal government matters for the National Council of Savings Institutions, a major Washington-based national trade association. During his tenure at that association, Mr. Butera directed its government affairs program and served as the organization's Executive Vice President. Mr. Butera  served on a federally-appointed financial institutions Advisory Council in 1987 and 1988. In 1988, he was among the industry experts selected to prepare The American Agenda, under the direction of former Presidents Carter and Ford, to identify the major banking issues facing the incoming Administration.