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Alcoholic Beverage Control Board Roderic L. Woodson Confirmation Resolution of 2000
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Chairman Linda W. Cropp at the request of the Mayor


To confirm the reappointment of Mr. Roderic L. Woodson to the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board.

RESOLVED, BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this resolution may be cited as the "Alcoholic Beverage Control Board Roderic L. Woodson Confirmation Resolution of 2000".

Sec. 2. The Council of the District of Columbia confirms the reappointment of

Mr. Roderic L. Woodson
1804 Upshur Street, N.E.
Washington, D.C. 20018
(Ward 5)

as a member and chairperson of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board, established by section 4(a) of the District of Columbia Alcoholic Beverage Control Act, approved January 24, 1934 (48 Stat. 321; D.C. Code 25-104(a)), for a term to end May 7, 2004.

Sec. 3. The Council of the District of Columbia shall transmit a copy of this resolution, upon its adoption, each to the nominee and to the Office of the Mayor.

Sec. 4. This resolution shall take effect immediately.

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Attorney & Counsellor at Law

Professional Affiliation
Senior Counsel
Holland & Knight, LLP
2100 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Fourth Floor
Washington, D.C. 20037
Telephone: (202) 955-3000
Facsimile: (202) 955-5564
1804 Upshur Street, N. E.
Washington, D.C. 20018
Telephone: (202) 269-6623

Practice Profile

Private practice of law primarily engaged with regulatory proceedings and legislative representation affecting commercial interests, currently including wireless and land-line telecommunications; public finance; administrative litigation, licensing, and non-adjudicatory matters and proceedings involving governmental authorities; government contract disputes; municipal law issues; and civil proceedings before District of Columbia judicial tribunals.

Professional Background

Of Counsel, Bethel & Nicastro, P.C., 2021 L Street, N.W., Suite 300, Washington, D.C. 20036, March, 1997 - March, 1999

Of Counsel, Alexander, Bearden, Hairston & Marks, LLP, 8601 Georgia Avenue, Suite 805, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910, (301) 589-2222, February, 1996 - March, 1997 (firm dissolution)

Law Offices of Roderic L. Woodson, Attorney and Counsellor at Law, 1899 L Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036, (202) 293-2072, March, 1995 - December, 1995

Of Counsel, Greenstein DeLorme & Luchs, P.C., Attorneys at Law, 1620 L Street, N.W., Suite 900, Washington, D.C. 20036, (202) 452-1400, October,1991 - March, 1995

General Counsel, District of Columbia Housing Finance Agency, Suite 600, 1275 R Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20005, (202) 408-0415, 1987 - 1991

Responsible for conduct of all internal and -external legal affairs of Agency (a corporate instrumentality of the District of Columbia), including preparation of transactional documents and rendering legal opinions as Agency Counsel for revenue bond financings (single and multi-family housing): provided legal advice and counsel to Board of Directors, executive officers, and senior program staff on all substantive ratters: supervised and coordinated activities of all outside legal counsel: represented the Agency in judicial and administrative proceedings; supervised legal staff; and, prepared various Agency corporate maintenance documents.

Principal, Woodson & Woodson, Attorneys and Counsellors at Law, Washington, D.C./Atlanta, Georgia, 1979 - 1986

Private practice of law primarily focusing upon administrative litigation and non-adjudicatory proceedings; corporate organization and maintenance: and, real estate development and taxation matters. Practiced before. Federal and District administrative bodies in regulatory and/or licensing proceedings involving public utility rate making (electric), broadcast communications, zoning and development, and municipal issues. Represented private real estate development organization with interests throughout the Washington, D.C. area. Conducted actions and appellate proceedings for the firs civil judicial practice, and advised individual clients on a variety of substantive legal matters.

Freedom of Information Officer and Special Counsel, Securities and Exchange Commission, Washington, D.C., 1977 - 1979

Attorney/Advisor, Corporation Finance, Securities and Exchange Commission, Washington, D.C., 1973 - 1976

Summer Legal Intern, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C., 1972

Professional Licenses

Pennsylvania Bar, 1973 to present
State Bar of Georgia, 1974 to present
District of Columbia Bar, 1979 to present

Professional Activities

Secretary and member of Board of Directors, Washington Bar Association (1977 - 1983); Member, National Council, Federal Bar Association (1979 - 1980); Member, District of Columbia Legal Services Corporation Advisory Board (1983 - 1980); Legal Task Force, National Council of State Housing Agencies (1987 - 1991); Member, National Association of bond Lawyers (1988 - present); Member, Steering Committee, D.C. Affairs section, District of Columbia Bar Association (1988 - 1994); Member, Community Outreach Committee (1991 - 1992); member, Community Outreach Follow-Up Committee (1992 - 1993.); member, continuing Legal Education Committee, District of Columbia Bar Association (1993 - present): Member, Task Force on Mandatory Continuing Legal Education, District of Columbia Bar Association (1992 - 1995); Member, Mandatory Course for New Admittees Review Subcommittee (1997 - 1999); Member, Judicial Evaluation Committee, District of Columbia Bar Association (1994 - present) and Chairman (1997 Present).

Public Service and Community Activities

Member, Board of Directors and Corporate Secretary, Progressive Life Center (1986 - present): Member, Hoard of Directors, D.C. Appleseed Center for Law and Justice (1996 present), Frederick B. Abramson Foundation (1998 - present), and The Robert A. Shuker Foundation (1998 - present); Member, Penn State University Alumni Council (1997 present); and Member of the Executive Board (1998 present); Member, District of Columbia Insurance Advisory Council (1996 - present); and District of Columbia Securities Advisory Committee (1998 - present).


B.A., 1969 - Penn State University
J.D., 1973 - Howard University School of Law

Professional Accomplishments

  • American Jurisprudence Award, 1972
  • Outstanding Alumni Award, George E.C. Hayes Senate, Delta Theta Phi Legal Fraternity, 1974
  • Lecturer on Securities Regulation in seminar on Advanced Corporate Problems, Howard University School of Law (1975 - 1979)
  • Chairman and Moderator, Securities Regulation and Capital Formation Issues Seminars, National Bar Association Annual Convention (1975 - 1979)
  • President, Howard University Law Alumni Association of the Greater Washington Area (1978 - 1979)
  • Outstanding Service Award, Howard University Law Alumni, 1980
  • Author, "Reflections on Utility Pricing Theory and Business Decision-Making", NBA Law Journal, 1982
  • Expert Witness before Joint Public Utility Rate Making Process Study Committee, Georgia State Assembly, September, October and November, 1984
  • Co-Chairman, Steering Committee, D.C. Affairs Section, District of Columbia Bar (1991 - 1994)
  • Author, "Designed for Investors - D.C. Investment Advisers Act of 1992", published in The Washington Lawyer, Vol. 7 , No 5 (May/June, 1993 )
  • Member of the Faculty on District of Columbia Administrative Law and Practice, Mandatory Course for New Admittees to the District of Columbia Bar (1993 - present)
  • Committee Recipient, "Committee of the Year Award' (CLE Sub-Committee on New Admittees), District of Columbia Bar Association, 1995
  • Committee Recipient, "Frederick B. Abramson Award" (MCLE Task Force), District of Columbia Bar Association, 1995
  • Chairman, Judicial Evaluation Committee, District of Columbia Bar Association, 1996 - present
  • Invited Speaker on Capital Market Development and Wireless Telecommunications Issues, U.S. Information Agency International Speakers Program, 1997
  • Committee Recipient, "Committee of the Year Award" (New Admittees Review Sub-Committee), District of Columbia Bar Association, 1998
  • Faculty Member, "Legal & Regulatory Issues in Telecommunications", International Law Institute, June, 1998.
  • Moderator or panelist for a number of professional programs on administrative/regulatory law, practice and procedure


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