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June 28, 1939
Judge Futey was nominated Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims on January 30, 1987, and entered on duty May 7, 1987. He graduated from Western Reserve University receiving a B.A. in 1962 and an M.A. in 1964; he received a J.D. degree from Cleveland Marshall Law School in 1968.
Judge Futey formerly served as Chairman of the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission of the United States from May 1984 to his appointment to the Federal bench. Previously he was partner in the law firm of Bazarko, Futey and Oryshkewych, 1975 - 1984; Executive Assistant to the Mayor of Cleveland, 1974-75; Chief Assistant Police Prosecutor, City of Cleveland, 1972-74; and a partner in the law firm of Futey & Rakowsky, 1968 - 1972.
Judge Futey is married to the former Myra Fur and has three children. He is a member of the District
of Columbia Bar Association and the Ukrainian American Bar Association. He is admitted to practice in the
State of Ohio, the U.S. District Court of Northern Ohio, and the District of Columbia.
Judge Futey is actively involved with Democratization and Rule of Law programs organized by the
Judicial Conference of the United States, the Department of State, and the American Bar Association in
Ukraine and Russia. He has participated in judicial exchange programs, seminars, and workshops and has
been a consultant to the working group on Ukraine's Constitution and Ukrainian Parliament.
Judge Futey is an advisor to the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES). IFES is based
in Washington, D.C., and works in 75 countries world-wide to promote the democratic election process
through technical assistance, legal reform, and voter education. He also served as an official observer during
the Parliamentary elections in 1994 and 1998, and Presidential elections in 1994, and conducted briefings
on Ukraine's Election Law and guidelines for international observers.
Judge Futey has lectured on Constitutional Law at the Ukrainian Free University in Munich and
Passau University, Germany; also at Kyiv State University and Lviv University in Ukraine.