Marshall, Ms. Frances - DOJ

Chair, Department of Justice

Frances Marshall joined the National War College in August 2019 as the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) chair. In 1994, she joined the DOJ Antitrust Division, where she was the Division’s senior staff expert on competition law enforcement and policy matters involving intellectual property (IP) rights.  From 2000-2017, she led the Division’s international competition advocacy related IP rights and to standards, focusing primarily on Canada, China, the European Union, Japan, and Korea.  She was the assistant chief of the Division’s policy section from 2013-2017 and senior IP counsel in the Division’s appellate section from 2017-2019.  Before joining DOJ, Ms. Marshall was an attorney in Office of the General Counsel at the U.S. International Trade Commission, worked in private practice, and clerked for the Honorable Raymond C. Clevenger, III on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.  Ms. Marshall is admitted to the bars of California, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the D.C. and Federal Circuits, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Ms. Marshall received her law degree from the University of California, Berkeley, where she was Managing Editor of the International Tax and Business Lawyer.  She graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Carleton College and spent two years in Burkina Faso, West Africa as Peace Corps volunteer.  

Functional Expertise:  Intellectual property rights, competition law, economics, trade.