Marshall Taylor was vice president of global human resources and legal affairs at the Atlantic Council, responsible for directing all aspects of the Atlantic Council’s talent and human relations operations, ensuring HR is aligned with the Council’s culture and strategic plan, and representing the organization as legal counsel and advisor.

Prior to joining the Council, Marshall served as interim vice president for chief human resources officer as well as deputy chief human resources officer for Georgetown University, where he was responsible for managing recruitment and onboarding of new employees; position classification and compensation; talent development; employee relations; and client services. While at Georgetown, Marshall managed the development and implementation of Georgetown’s position classification system, revised the university’s employee onboarding, recruitment, and performance management processes, and implemented a comprehensive management training program.

Immediately before Georgetown, Marshall served as General Counsel and Secretary of the Board for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. While there he worked on major civil rights litigation, including matters involving education, voting rights, and criminal justice, ultimately argued before the Supreme Court of the United States. Marshall also worked as Senior Associate General Counsel at Howard University, where he managed the university’s litigation department and represented the university in cases involving labor and employment law matters, contract disputes, and constitutional law claims.

Marshall has served on several non-profit boards and as presented as both a keynote and panel speaker at events hosted by the Department of Labor, NAACP, Monumental Bar Association, National Bar Association and several civil rights advocacy groups. 

Marshall received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Bucknell University and his Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Los Angeles.