Marianne is a business development and marketing expert, entrepreneur, author, life and executive coach, former trial attorney and law school professor, and mom.
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 has written and spoken widely on many business and legal topics, and has delivered numerous CLE programs on numerous topics, including business development and attorney advertising ethics.
After retiring from the practice of law, Marianne founded her own company, coaching high-achieving professionals in New York City and designing business development plans for her clients and the businesses they ran.
Marianne is the Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer at Bailey & Glasser, LLP, a national law firm with 18 offices across the United States. Marianne has extensive nonprofit experience as well, including as the interim executive director of a child welfare nonprofit in East Harlem, NYC.
Marianne is admitted to the bars of the Supreme Court of the United States, Virginia, New York, and Washington, D.C. She currently lives in the Washington, D.C. area with her husband and daughter.
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The Pivot Syndicate Podcast with Stephanie Maher
Tranquility du Jour Podcast with Kimberly Wilson
Other Presentations and Publications Include:
The American University Washington College of Law Alumni Webinar, December 17, 2019: "Balance by Design: How to Design a Successful Legal Career and a Happy Life"
Legal Marketing Association Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference, November 2019: "The Entrepreneurial Attorney: Developing a Marketing Mindset in Business Development Coaching" with Jim Stapleton, CMBDO of Blank Rome LLP
Faculty, online video-on-demand CLE course, Cognistar/Smartpros: “Easy and Elegant Business Development Basics for Lawyers: Tools, Techniques and an Overview of Attorney Advertising Ethics,” 2011 to 2016. Was available for credit in numerous jurisdictions.
Blog series columnist, “The Rockstar Rainmaker,” Ms-JD.org.
Presenter, “It’s Easy Being Green: Sustainable Building for the Next Generation,” New York State American Institute of Architects Annual Convention, 2006.
Presenter and facilitator, employment discrimination workshops, Women’s Rights at Work Project (Citizen Action of New York).
Pro bono business development and wellness workshops for many nonprofits and companies, including Women In Need, the New York Opportunity Network, Girl's Quest, and more.
“The Lawyer’s Bookshelf,” New York Law Journal, July 2002: review of “Drawing the Line: Science and the Case of Animal Rights” by Steven M. Wise.
Author, Chapter in “A Primer on Animal Rights,” Lantern Books, 2002.
Instructor, Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission, Washington, D.C. : designed and delivered full-day workshop on writing skills to judges and judicial staff of the FMSHRC.
Presenter, “Animal Protection Law 101,” George Mason University Law School, Continuing Legal Education program, Spring 2001.
Panelist, PBS National Teleconference on the First Amendment.