Overview

Mr. Marston, a former United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, currently concentrates his practice on corporate internal investigations and other special inquiries, as well as on general corporate matters. He represented the Special Litigation Committee of a publicly-held financial institution in a major internal investigation, and he also writes and counsels clients on public corruption issues. In addition, as a former Legislative Counsel to U.S. Senator Richard Schweiker and through his relationship with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Marston has had extensive experience with national public policy issues and government affairs.

His practice also includes the following:

  • Representation of the financing subsidiary of a major public company on a variety of general litigation issues, including the recovery of its assets from customer Chapter 11 proceedings.
  • Representation of a real estate developer in environmental litigation against a Philadelphia-area college over an extensive underground oil spill.
  • Representation of an international trading company on variety of trade issues, with particular focus on regulations related to the Cuban trade embargo, and other trade regulations administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

FOCUS AREAS

Representation of a number of hospitals operated by a multiple-institution Catholic health system in responding to inquiries from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

In addition to his investigative experience, Mr. Marston has concentrated on corporate mergers and acquisitions, representing an investment group which acquired numerous companies out of Chapter 11 proceedings following reorganization (including, inter alia, The McCall Pattern Company, Piper Aircraft Company, and Burlington Motor Carriers, Inc.).

Education

  • Harvard Law School (J.D.)
  • Maryville College (B.A.)

Professional Activities

American Bar Association

Pennsylvania State Bar Association

Military Experience

Active duty in U.S. Navy (1967-70), served as gunnery officer/legal officer aboard USS NORFOLK (DL-1), deployed to Persian Gulf as flagship for COMMIDEASTFOR.

Professional Admissions

  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Civic / Charitable Activities

Served as member of the Board of Directors of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), appointed by former Governor Dick Thornburgh.

Publications & Features

  • He has also written numerous articles and op-ed pieces in various publications including Fortune, The Wall Street Journal and the Philadelphia Inquirer, and is a regular book reviewer for national publications.
    Ongoing
  • In July 2011, he published (with John Yoo) “Overruling Citizens United with Chicago-Style Politics: Federal Contract Bidders Must Disclose Political Giving,” American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research.
    July 2011
  • Mr. Marston has authored books on the FBI (“Inside Hoover’s FBI: The Top Field Chief Reports,” with Neil J. Welch, Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1984) and on the legal profession (“Malice Aforethought,” William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1991).
    1984 and 1991

HONORS & AWARDS

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