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Marlene Trestman is a former Special Assistant to the Maryland Attorney General, where she started her thirty-year legal career in 1982, and has taught law at Loyola University of Maryland's Sellinger School of Business and Managment, where she earned her MBA. Trestman twice received the Attorney General's Exceptional Service Award and in 2004 was named Isidore Newman School's Distinguished Alumnus. A former trustee of Goucher College, she currently serves on the board of Goucher's Prison Education Partnership. She and her husband, Henry Kahn, a partner with the law firm of Hogan Lovells, live in Baltimore. They have two grown children, Helene and Eli.
Marlene Trestman is also the author of Fair Labor Lawyer: The Remarkable Life of New Deal Attorney and Supreme Court Advocate Bessie Margolin. She has won early recognition for her work on Margolin with prestigous research grants from the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute and the National Endowment for the Humanities. She is currently working on her second book, The History of New Orleans Jewish Orphans Home, 1855-1946.
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