Marianne is a business development and marketing expert, entrepreneur, author, executive coach, and former trial attorney and adjunct law professor. As Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer, Marianne strategizes and oversees the firm’s business development and marketing initiatives, always with an eye to increasing client service and satisfaction.
Marianne's background in law and business is wide-ranging. As a trial attorney, Marianne handled complex civil litigation and civil rights matters in New York, Washington D.C., and Virginia, in majority part as the protégé of Philip J. Hirschkop, one of the legendary lawyers who won the landmark case of Loving v. Virginia before the Supreme Court of the United States. She also was an adjunct law professor at the American University, Washington College of Law and the George Washington University Law School. In addition to practicing complex commercial litigation with Mr. Hirschkop for over a decade, Marianne was a litigator with two boutique firms in New York City.
Marianne previously operated her own company, coaching high-achieving professionals and designing business development plans for her clients and the businesses they operated. She has extensive nonprofit experience as well, including as the interim executive director of a child welfare nonprofit in East Harlem, NYC. Marianne is deeply committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and has been involved in diversity initiatives throughout her career in many different capacities, including doing diversity-related studies with the Howard University School of Business and the Coach Diversity Institute.
Marianne has written and spoken widely on many subjects related to the law and business development, including in CLE programs. Marianne received her J.D. from the American University, Washington College of Law, and is admitted to the bars of the Supreme Court of the United States, New York, Washington, D.C., and Virginia.
- Supreme Court of the United States
- District of Columbia
- New York