Domestic Select Engagements
Senator Tydings left the U.S. Senate and returned to the private practice of law in 1971. Since then, he has represented a wide array of clients with special legal and governmental problems.
- Barber Oil Company and the Alaska Interstate Company in their venture to build the Alpetco petro-chemical facility in Alaska. He represented the venture before the Alaska legislature, the governor, and various interested tribal corporate entities, as well as U.S. government agencies and the U.S. Congress.
- Principal attorney involved in the reorganization of Capital Bank in Washington, D.C., and in the organization of one bank and three federal savings and loan associations in Maryland.
- Represented the state of Maryland in controversies with the National Football League.
- Represented several communications companies that acquired network television stations and radio properties.
- Served as general counsel for the nonprofit corporation that ran the state of Louisiana’s family planning clinics, the largest such operation in the nation at the time.
International Select Engagements
In the international arena, Senator Tydings has experience representing a broad array of clients with various global interests.
- Represented the Embassy of Japan in its negotiations with the U.S. Department of State involving the licensing of the Tokai Uranium reprocessing facility.
- In Japan, represented the Keidanren organization and the Japanese Atomic Industrial Forum in various issues arising from their relationships with the U.S. government.
- Represented various U.S. endeavors seeking to organize business ventures and secure government approvals in Haiti, Venezuela, Antigua, and the Turks and Caicos Islands.
- Organized parliamentary conferences for the United Nations Fund for Population Activities in Beijing, Tokyo, Sri Lanka, Brasilia, Mexico City, Bonn, and Washington, D.C.
- Assisted and represented U.S. clients in securing financing and investments in Japan.
In addition, Senator Tydings has raised funds for the United Nations Fund for Population Activities from the governments of Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Oman, Italy, and the Netherlands.
Litigation Select Engagements
Senator Tyding’s litigation experience includes the following representative matters:
- Co-lead counsel for the plaintiffs in the successful Plywood Antitrust class action jury trial in New Orleans and the appeal before the Fifth Circuit, which ultimately resulted in a multimillion-dollar settlement. He was co-lead counsel in the successful litigation in the Eastern Sugar Antitrust case.
- Co-lead counsel for the largest class in the successful litigation against the gypsum industry in San Francisco.
- Involved as one of the plaintiff’s steering committee in several other major class action antitrust litigations in the 1970s and 1980s.
- Representing policyholders in major claims against insurance companies involving environmental, products liability, and directors and officers liability claims.
- Lead counsel for plaintiffs in a libel and slander case before a jury in Pecos, Texas.
- Represented the largest ranch in Hudspeth County, Texas.
- Successful in having the jury return a major libel and slander verdict against a major TV network program.
- Member of the Maryland House of Delegates, 1955–1961
- U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland, 1961–1963
- U.S. Senator for Maryland, 1965–1971
- Member, Board of Regents, University of Maryland, 1973–1984*
- Chairman, Board of Regents, University of Maryland, 1982–1984*
- Member, Board of Regents, University System of Maryland, 2000–2005*
- Member, Board of Directors, University of Maryland Medical System, 2008–present*
- Appointed by the governors of Maryland to serve on numerous commissions, including as Chairman of the Commission to revise the Maryland Insurance Code (1957–1958) and Chairman of the Commission to Study Casino Gambling (1995–1995)*
- Appointed by U.S. President Jimmy Carter to chair the Judicial Nomination Commission for Federal Judges for the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
- Director, University of Maryland Foundation, 2005–present
- Director, University System of Maryland Foundation, 2005–2010
*Appointed by the Governor of Maryland and confirmed by the Senate of Maryland.