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Visiting Associate Professor
Professor Marbes is a Visiting Associate Professor of Law at FAMU. Before she became a law school professor in 2006, Professor was in private practice for over 15 years.
After graduating from Emory law school in Georgia, Professor Marbes began her legal career as an associate at the Atlanta law firm of Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP, where her practice included general corporate, partnership, and finance matters. Two years later, in 1990, Professor Marbes joined another top-tier Atlanta law firm where she worked for over 13 years, first as an associate and then as a partner, in the Financial Restructuring Group. During that time, she represented clients and bankruptcy estates in federal bankruptcies, state court liquidations, and out-of-court workouts.
While in private practice, Professor Marbes volunteered her time to represent non-profit organizations and other pro bono clients in consumer and business bankruptcy proceedings and related financial matters.
Professor Marbes uses her extensive private practice experience to inform her teaching, especially her approach to educating students about ethics and professionalism issues.
Throughout her legal career, Professor Marbes has presented works at legal seminars and conferences on a variety of issues – including insolvency and business law, as well as professionalism and ethics. Professor Marbes currently is conducting scholarly research on several topics related to the ethics and professionalism of lawyers and judges.
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