Tony Cannon, a senior partner in the law firm of Pillsbury Winthrop LLP, an international law firm with 800 lawyers and 22 offices in the United States and abroad, has maintained strong ties with the University of Utah despite living and working in Los Angeles for the past 28 years. Tony "grew up" on the University of Utah campus where his father was a professor and his mother was president of the University Women's Club. Tony received his undergraduate degree in political science from the University of Utah in 1962, a J.D. degree from Harvard University , and an LLM (Taxation) degree in law from New York University . Tony specializes in business law with particular expertise in tax planning and litigation for international and domestic clients .
At the University he was President of the ASUU Student Senate, Captain of the debate team and was elected to the Beehive Honor Society among other activities and honors.
Currently, he is a director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, serves as Honorary Chairman of the 2003 Hollywood Bowl Gala, is a member of the National Advisory Council of the Utah Symphony and Opera and is a member of the Pacific Council on International Policy, the Western Affiliate of the Council on Foreign Relations.
In recent years, Tony has served the University of Utah with energy, wisdom, and distinction. He has been a member and past Chairman of the University's National Advisory Council, a member of the Humanities Center Advisory Board, the Sesquicentennial Endowment Campaign Committee, and the Advisory Cabinet of the Hinckley Endowment for British Studies. He also is involved with the Steffensen Cannon Scholarship Endowment at the University, an endowment which has granted over 250 full-time scholarships at the University during the past 13 years.