MARK Tuohey is a partner at the Washington, D.C. branch of the law firm of Vinson-Elkins, where he is a litigator and represents companies in civil and white-collar criminal litigation.
He served as president of the District of Columbia Bar Association and is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.
As chair of the D.C. Sports and Entertainment Commission, Tuohey brought major league baseball to Washington and was named Washingtonian of the Year in 2005.
A former advisor to the Independent Commission on Policing for Northern Ireland, Tuohey has also served as a legal advisor to the office of Ireland's attorney general. He currently chairs Cooperation Ireland U.S., an organization involved in cross-border reconciliation efforts.
Tuohey, who received a bachelor's degree from St. Bonaventure University and a law degree from Fordham, is an Irish citizen whose maternal grandparents hail from Tipperary and paternal grandfather from Galway.
The grand marshal for the 2008 St. Patrick's Day Parade in Washington, Tuohey is married with three children.
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