Professional Associate

Clayton K. Marsh

University Counsel

cmarsh@princeton.edu
phone: 609-258-7789 ; fax: 609-258-2502

Clayton Marsh is University Counsel at Princeton. His primary areas of practice include intellectual property, sponsored research, and technology licensing. Prior to joining the University's Office of General Counsel, he practiced commercial litigation in New York City at Sullivan & Cromwell, where he was a member of the litigation team representing Microsoft Corp. in a number of antitrust matters, and at Cravath, Swaine & Moore, where he was a member of the team representing Time Warner Inc. in its merger with AOL. He received his law degree from the University of Michigan and his bachelor's degree from Princeton.

Mr. Marsh holds a doctorate in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University and teaches a Freshman Seminar at Princeton on "swindlers and impostors" in American literature, which explores, among other things, representations of the law in works such as Twain's Puddn'head Wilson (view a story about his research).  He also teaches a seminar in Princeton’s American Studies Program, “American Trials, American Stories,” that examines the narratives at work in a number of high-profile American trials from the early republic to the present. Mr. Marsh also serves on the board of the Stanley J. Seeger Fund that supports the Hellenic Studies Program at Princeton.

Publications
"Beguiling Time: Poe's Confidence Men and the 'Rush of the Age,'" American Literature 77: 259-289 (June 2005).

"Sabbath Whaling in Moby-Dick," ESQ: A Journal of the American Renaissance (4th Qtr. 1990): 267-93.

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