Allegheny College Trustee Robert Marchman Honored as National Bar Association’s Corporate Lawyer of the Year
Allegheny College trustee and alumnus Robert A. Marchman, Esq., has been honored with the Corporate Lawyer of the Year Award by the National Bar Association. Marchman is a senior executive who has championed customer protection, regulatory compliance, and diversity and inclusion throughout his distinguished career.
Marchman, who graduated from Allegheny in 1980 and earned a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania, is FINRA fellow and special advisor to the head of the Department of Enforcement at the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, an independent, not-for-profit organization authorized by Congress to protect America’s investors by making sure the securities industry operates fairly and honestly.
In June 2010, Marchman joined FINRA as executive vice president and head of the Market Regulation Department’s Legal Group. Formerly, Marchman served as an executive vice president of the New York Stock Exchange and department head in the NYSE’s Division of Market Surveillance.
In addition to his service on the Allegheny College Board of Trustees, Marchman has served on the University of Pennsylvania Law School Board of Managers; as a member of the New York Stock Exchange Foundation; as chairman of the Northeast Board of Operation HOPE; as a PFLAG board member; as a trustee and founding member of the Community Coalition on Race of South Orange-Maplewood; as a trustee of the Essex, New Jersey Board of the National Urban League; as a trustee of the Council for Economic Education; and as a board member of the NSHSS Foundation.
The National Bar Association was founded in 1925 and is the nation’s oldest and largest national network of predominantly African-American attorneys and judges. It represents the interests of approximately 65,000 lawyers, judges, law professors and law students.