Ramon Marks is a retired senior, New York partner of law firm Arnold & Porter LLP. He has almost 40 years of experience representing and counseling a diverse group of American, European, and Japanese clients on varied matters including complex international litigation, major regulatory investigations, and national security matters. His practice involved counseling and representing clients and governments on sovereign immunity issues, sovereign debt controversies, strategic export controls, Alien Tort Claims Act lawsuits, and litigations on recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments. He has represented clients in federal and state investigations, and related lawsuits in the mutual fund and insurance industries. Mr. Marks frequently counseled foreign clients and government organizations on trade and national security law issues, including testimony before the US Congress on trade sanctions and export controls.
Mr. Marks is Vice Chairman of BENS and a member of the Executive Committee of the Board. He is currently Chair of the Communications Committee and has previously served as Chair of the Governance and Projects Committees.
Mr. Marks graduated from Dartmouth College, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa. He holds a Masters Degree from the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, and a Juris Doctorate from the School of Law, University of Virginia, where he was Articles Editor of the Virginia Journal of International Law. He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Marine Corps in 1971, and served until 1973. Mr. Marks lives now in Freedom, New Hampshire, where he regularly writes for various publications on national security issues.