Personal Note: "Cincinnati and its exceptional university remain my anchor. No matter how far I travel, I will always stay grounded by the superb education, balance and sense of community found on "my native soil." Washington, D.C. is a town of lawyers (over 80,000) which explains why our country is functioning so well. :-) The Bearcats I meet here possess the manners, humility, humor and perspective to not let their proximity to power go to their heads. Power and influence are fleeting. The benefits of a UC education last a lifetime."
Career Achievements: Marc is a partner and heads the food and drug practice in the Washington, D.C. office of Alston + Bird; a 1,000+ lawyer law firm based in Atlanta, GA (a founding partner of which included, Bobby Jones, the amateur Grand Slam golf champion and Harvard-trained lawyer for Coca-Cola). Marc traveled to Washington, D.C. as a UC college-intern and then Campaign Manager and Ways & Means counsel to Rep. Bill Gradison (R-OH). He also served as Associate Commissioner to Dr. David Kessler at the Food and Drug Administration. His clients include pharmaceutical, biologic and medical device manufacturers.
Career Highlights: Marc earned his bachelor's degree in Political Science and Biology at the University of Cincinnati College of Arts and Sciences in 1977. He received a Juris Doctorate from the University of Cincinnati College of Law in 1980, and later a Masters of Law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center in 1987. While an undergraduate at UC, Marc was the Editor-in-Chief of Clifton Magazine, News Editor of The NewsRecord, and an officer of Sigma Alpha Mu Fraternity. He is most proud of his wife, Cathy, a Kalamazoo, MI native, who is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of McDermott, Will & Emery, and two children, Andrew, a recent graduate of Columbia College and the newest Foreign Service Officer in the U.S. Department of State (China Desk); and Sara, a junior at Hamilton College who excels in Cross Country, middle-distance track and "dinner table debate."
Fun Fact: In October 2010, Marc confronted his "mid-life crisis" by joining some former law colleagues from the U.S. and England to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania (pictured above) on a charity challenge to support the Norwood/Hope Center, a school for autistic and learning disabled children in England. When asked why he summited the highest point on the African continent, Marc said (with apologies to George Mallory) "Because it was there and that's what Bearcats do."