David Alan Boling
David Boling is Vice President of the Mansfield Foundation. Mr. Boling serves as Director of the Mike Mansfield Fellowship Program, a congressionally-mandated professional exchange for mid-level U.S. government employees. He also manages the U.S.-Japan Network for the Future, a program launched in 2009 to foster a new generation of Japan specialists. In addition to supervising these and other programs, Mr. Boling provides counsel and strategic advice to the Executive Director regarding the Foundation’s administration, direction and mission.
Mr. Boling participated in the Mike Mansfield Fellowship Program from 1999-2001 as a representative of the U.S. Department of Justice, where he served as a trial attorney in the Antitrust Division. While at the Justice Department, he also served for one year as Antitrust Counsel to the Chairman of the Antitrust Subcommittee of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee. From 2007-2010 he was Chief of Staff to U.S. Congressman Vic Snyder from Arkansas and in 2010 ran in the Democratic Party primary election to represent Arkansas’ Second Congressional District.
Mr. Boling earned his B.A. and J.D. from the University of Arkansas and a Master of Laws (LL.M) from Columbia University. He began his career as an assistant English teacher in the Japan Exchange Teaching (JET) Program. He has written numerous articles on Japanese antimonopoly law and legal and regulatory developments in Japan. Mr. Boling is married to Mine Sasaguri, who was a reporter for Fuji Television for thirteen years and is now a free-lance journalist. They have two children, Christopher and Ellen.