The Catholic University of America

Donald E. Purcell, J.D.

Lecturer, Engineering Management Program
Room 100, Pangborn Hall
School of Engineering
The Catholic University of America
Washington, DC 20064
Voice: (202) 531-0551
Fax: (202) 319-6860

Email: and

Course Taught:

CMGT 564: Strategic Standardization


Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law (J.D. 1972);

University of Maryland (B.A. 1969)


Don Purcell is a partner in Purcell & Fox. He is Chairman, The Center for Global Standards Analysis, a Washington, DC think tank of international experts in the field of global technology standardization. He is a member of the adjunct faculty for Cyber Law and Strategic Standardization at the Catholic University Schools of Law and Engineering. For more than 25 years, he has traveled the world advising corporations, government departments and agencies, international standards development organizations and universities on the strategic implications of global technology standards.

Mr. Purcell is the former President, Portable Power Equipment Manufacturers Association; Counsel, Outdoor Power Equipment Institute; trial attorney for the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, and appellate attorney for the Disabled American Veterans.

He is a former member of the U.S. National Standards Strategy Committee, National Committee for Information Technology Standards and Board of Directors, National Association of Manufacturers.

Mr. Purcell is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court and other Federal Courts. He is a member of the District of Columbia Bar. Mr. Purcell served in the United States Navy as a radarman with the Pacific Fleet from 1963-1964.

Recent Lectures and Presentations: The Federal Interagency Committee for Standards Policy (Washington, DC 2007); International Committee for Standards Education (Delft University, Netherlands 2007); British Standards Institution (London, England 2006); The Standards Council of Canada (Ottawa, Canada 2006); The Standards Study Group, Hitotsubashi University (Tokyo, Japan 2006); The United States Advisory Committee for the International Electrotechnical Commission (Washington, DC 2006); National Conference on Information Technology (Beijing, China 2005).