Brian A. Marks, J.D., Ph.D.

Brian Marks Headshot Practitioner in Residence

Economics Department
College of Business
Education

PhD, Economics, Washington University

JD, Washington University

BA, Economics, Union College

About Brian

I try to bring significant and broad experience to our program, including prior collegiate teaching experience. I have served as Special Assistant, Legal and Economic Advisor to The Honorable Robert Davis, a President Reagan appointee at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, an attorney in private practice, and in various senior executive positions such as Chief Administrative Officer, Chief Financial Officer, and General Counsel for domestic and international technology firms. Currently, I serve as an Administrative and Regulatory Affairs officer for a software publisher involved in information security and encryption, and provide information technology, security, and privacy related services. I have recognized industry expertise in the areas of administrative and financial operations, compliance and data privacy, corporate law and governance, licensing of intellectual property.

I earned my Doctorate of Law (J.D.) and Doctorate in Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Economics from Washington University in St. Louis and a Bachelor of Arts from Union College where I was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Omicron Delta Epsilon (the Economic Honor Society). I hold a license from the District of Columbia. My research interests include: corporate governance and the entrepreneurial enterprise; applications of game theory; and political economy; and, in each instance, all from a multi-disciplinary perspective. In May, 2012, I published A Model of Judicial Influence on Congressional Policymaking in the Journal of Law, Economics and Organization. 

Published Intellectual Contributions

Refereed Journal Articles  

Marks, B. (2012). A Model of Judicial Influence on Congressional Policymaking: Grove City College v. Bell. Journal of Law, Economics, & Organization.

Professional Positions

Academic  

Adjunct Professor, Sacred Heart University. (2008 - 2010). 

Lecturer, Babson College. (January 2010 - May 2010).

Adjunct Professor, University of Bridgeport. (January 1998 - May 1998).

Adjunct Professor, Virginia Polytechnic Institution & State University. (June 1990 - August 1990). 

Graduate Fellow, Washington University. (August 1987 - June 1988). 

Guest Lecturer, Washington University. (1986 - 1987).
School of Law/
Olin School of Business/
University College

Visiting Research Associate, Stanford University, Hoover Institution. (July 1986 - August 1987).
 

Professional

Consultant, X-Calibur LLC. (March 2008 - Present).  

Administrative and Regulatory Officer and Advisor, Chief Executive Officer and President, Securerf Corporation. (December 2006 - Present).

Prismtech Group Limited. (August 2006 - April 2009).
PrismTech Solutions Americas, Inc., Fort Wayne, IN
Special Counsel and Assistant to Chairman of the Board. July 2008 – April 2009.
Chief Administrative Officer & General Counsel. October 2007 – June 2008.
Chairman of the Board and Secretary. February 2007 – June 2008.
PrismTech Corporation, Burlington, MA
SVP, Commercial Director and General Counsel. May 2007 – October 2007.
Special Counsel and Assistant to Group Chairman of the Board. August 2006 – October 2007.

Manufacturer Oil Refining System, Oil Purification Systems Inc. (January 2006 - December 2006).
Special Counsel & Secretary

Software Publisher, Global Logistics Technologies, Inc. (May 1999 - November 2005).
Orchestrated Sale (with Chief Executive Officer) to Oracle Corporation.
Founder, Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer & General Counsel, and Secretary. May 2003.
Founder, Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer & General Counsel, and Secretary. May 1999.

Principal, Chief Administrative Officer & General Counsel, and Secretary, The Descartes Systems Group Inc. (August 1997 - September 1998).
Special Counsel. February 1998 – September 1998.
dx/dt Technologies, Inc., Fairfield, CT
August 1997 – February 1998. Orchestrated acquisition by Descartes Systems Group, Inc.

Vice President, Administration & Legal Affairs, and Secretary., Flexiinternational Software, Inc. (May 1994 - August 1997).

Vice President, Administration & General Counsel, and Secretary, Dataease Sapphire International Group, Inc. (March 1992 - April 1994).

Attorney, Keck, Mahin & Cate. (December 1989 - March 1992).

Special Assistant, Legal and Economic Advisor, OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER, THE HONORABLE ROBERT R. DAVIS COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION. (July 1988 - November 1989).

Law Clerk, THE HONORABLE DAVID P. MACDONALD U.S. BANKRUPTCY COURT, E.D. MISSOURI. (May 1985 - September 1985).

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