Cllr. Mark M.M. Marvey
Cllr. Mark M. M. Marvey is Senior Legal Associate at Heritage Partners & Associates Inc. With extensive professional consultancy and law firm experiences gained from working in two practice areas (Government Regulation, Technology and Investment, and Corporate Finance and Intellectual property) for years, Cllr. Marvey, a successful civil litigator is experienced in labor and other disputes management, tax advisory services, opinion drafting, litigation, legal research, public policy drafting-Infrastructure & PPPs; (NGO) operations, etc.
As a Co-founder of NAYMOTE-Partners for Democratic Development, a local non-governmental organization that has been championing democracy promotion in Liberia since 2001, Cllr. Marvey brings an uncommon passion for the promotion of human and clients’ rights to law practice. Also following years of various public policy engagements, Cllr. Marvey has expertise in addressing risks of weak laws in the areas of economic governance-(investment, commerce, trade,) as well as, natural resources/land management.
Cllr. Marvey served as a member of the Technical Team of the Governance Economic Management Program (GEMAP) from 2006 to 2009, where he provided support to economic reforms and other government initiatives aimed at tackling corruption in public service by improving institutional capacities, increasing transparency and strengthening integrity institutions to exact accountability for public resources.
As a consultant at the World Bank, UNDP, UNFPA, etc., he contributed to bolstering the legal frameworks for economic and local governance, services and trade regulation in Liberia, as well as the protection of women’s rights, the promotion of gender budgeting and women’s political participation.
Cllr. Marvey is the Drafter of the National Youth Bill. He also actively participated in the drafting of the Act that created the Independent National Commission for Human Rights of Liberia and led the lobby for the passage of the Act and its subsequent publication into hand bill, which formed the basis for the formation of the Human Right Commission.
He also successfully lead the 15,000 Youth and Students March on Buchanan City, Grand Bassa County that petitioned the then President of Liberia, H.E. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, for the establishment of the Grand Bassa Community College (GBCC).
As the National Coordinator for the West Africa Health Organization (WAHO) Advocacy Network in Liberia, he produced the video documentary (Unlocking Health Challenges in Montserrado County), which flagged the fragility in the health systems in the Liberia’s Capital underscoring complications bordering on the quality and access to basic health packages.
The findings were soon thereafter, confirmed by the advent of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). Cllr. Marvey is also a practicing writer. His debut and award-winning book, “All Nations Are Equal At Least on Paper” which flags concerns about the regulation of Foreign Direct Investment in Liberia, is available worldwide via Amazon, as well as at Moreboks.de.
He holds an LLM in Rule of Law for Development, with an emphasis in investment from Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA; an MPA, in Public Sector Management from the Cuttington University Graduate School amongst others.
Cllr. Marvey is an active member of the Liberia National Bar Association and currently heads its Law Journal Committee as Editor-In-Chief; Cllr. Marvey also made law review at Loyola University Chicago and also emerged as Editor-In-Chief of the PROLAW Journal. .He is the Board Chair of the Better Future
Foundation, and member of the Development Education Network (DENL), and Federation of Liberian Youth (FLY) Boards.