John H. Zentay

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John H. Zentay Partner DLA Piper.

"As one of the first petroleum energy lawyers in Washington, John Zentay has represented oil marketing and refining companies and trade associations before federal agencies and the Congress for more than 30 years. In addition to energy, his practice includes legislation, defense, and homeland security, environmental law, and export-import regulations. Mr. Zentay served as a legislative assistant in the office of Senator Stuart Symington of Missouri, specializing in political, legal, and state matters. Mr. Zentay was a member of the legislative presentation staff of the Agency for International Development, Department of State; in that position he was responsible for drafting the annual foreign aid legislation and all supporting documents, including the messages of the President and secretary of state, and directing the legislative strategy for the foreign aid authorization and appropriation bills. He also served as a consultant to the U.S. Office of Management and Budget and as an advisor to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission." [1]


  • Board of Directors, Foundation for the National Archives
  • Chairman of the Finance Committee and Chapter Member of the National Protestant Episcopal Cathedral
  • Member of the Board, Beauvoir School
  • Long-Range Planning Committee of St. Albans School
  • Board of Managers of the Historical Society of Washington, D.C.
  • Board of Children's Hospital National Medical Center
  • Board of Trustees of the George C. Marshall Foundation
  • Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Advisory Committee on Revision of Rules of Practice and Procedure; and Consultant, Bureau of the Budget


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