Jonathan H. Marks:  Background







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Jonathan H. Marks obtained his M.A., B.C.L. (J.D., LL.M equivalent) from Oxford University.  He subsequently qualified as both a barrister and an accredited mediator.  He has over a decade of experience in legal practice, litigating and advising on issues of domestic, European and international law.  His expertise encompasses commercial regulation (including pharmaceutical regulation), environmental law, health law and human rights law. He represented Human Rights Watch in the Pinochet case in the House of Lords (now the Supreme Court).  He also represented Dr Nancy Olivieri in her efforts to quash the European equivalent of an FDA new drug approval in the European Court of Justice. It was this case that sparked his interest in bioethics.


                                                                                                       Before coming to the Bar, Jonathan Marks taught as a visitor at Worcester College, Oxford, King's College, London, and the University of New South Wales.  Since 2000, he has visited a number of institutions in the U.S., including the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and the UNC Chapel Hill School of Law (where he developed courses on the law, ethics and policy of counterterrorism after 9/11).  From 2004-6, he was a Greenwall Fellow in Bioethics and Health Policy at Georgetown University Law Center and Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.  He is now Associate Professor of Bioethics, Humanities, Law, and Philosophy at Penn State where he is also director of the Bioethics Program.  Marks is currently a network fellow at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard (having been in residence 2009-11).