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Raymond Paretzky

College: Queens College
Awards: Rhodes Scholarship, 1983

Laying Down the Law

Raymond Paretzky, a lawyer in private practice in Washington, D.C., was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship in 1983. He is a summa cum laude Queens College graduate who majored in English and minored in French.

While at Queens College, Paretzky was active in the student-faculty senate, serving as vice president of the Student Association. He was editor of the Jewish newspaper Ha-Or and was involved in other campus Jewish organizations.

Paretzky spent two years at Oxford University studying English language and literature. After returning to the United States, he went to Yale Law School, where he was articles editor of the Yale Journal of International Law. After graduation from Yale Law School, Paretzky was a law clerk to a U.S. district court judge for the District of Massachusetts and then settled in Washington, D.C. His law practice focuses on international trade law, and Paretzky has extensive experience handling complex international trade matters for U.S. and foreign clients.