James J. Butera is a Washington attorney specializing in financial institutions legislation, and regulation. He is from the Philadelphia area and received his Bachelors degree from St. Josephs University. He was then commissioned in the United States Marine Corps and served two combat tours in Vietnam. His decorations include the Bronze Star Medal and the Purple Heart. After graduating from Georgetown University Law School in 1972, Mr. Butera began his law and government relations career at the American Bankers Association. He has published law review articles on a variety of topics, and in 1988, was also among the industry experts selected to prepare The American Agenda, under the direction of former Presidents Carter and Ford, to identify the major issues facing the Administration of President George H.W. Bush.Mr. Butera is a partner at the Jones Walker law firm consisting of more than 375 attorneys, providing a comprehensive range of legal services to a national and international corporate client base through offices in Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, and the District of Columbia.
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