NANCIE MARZULLA, President

Nancie Marzulla is a long-time supporter of the arts, especially of ballet arts. Nancie has been an adult ballet student at Maryland Youth Ballet for many years, and long-time supporter of MYB. In addition to serving on the MYB Board of Directors, Nancie also served as a Director of the Washington Performing Arts Society and as a Director and Officer of the Adult Music Student Forum. Nancie also did volunteer fundraising for the Washington Ballet for years, helping to found a young professionals support group for the Washington Ballet.

Nancie G. Marzulla is also a founding partner of Marzulla Law, LLC, ranked nationally as a “Best Law Firms,” and a “Tier One” environmental litigation firm by the U.S. News and World Report. Nancie’s litigation practice concentrates on water rights, takings, contract claims, and tribal breach-of-trust claims in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. She also has extensive experience in handling matters involving environmental law—including NEPA, ESA, and Clean Water Act issues–and Indian tribal claims before administrative agencies, and in trial courts, courts of appeal, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Nancie served as an Attorney-Advisor and as a trial lawyer prosecuting employment violations in the Civil Rights Division at the U.S. Department of Justice. Later, Nancie joined the law firm of Verner, Liipfert (now DLA Piper), where she litigated complex airline and other civil matters. In 1991, Ms. Marzulla founded Defenders of Property Rights, where she was involved in high profile takings cases in the Supreme Court, federal courts of appeal, and trial courts. Ms. Marzulla also worked at the International Labor Organization in Geneva, Switzerland doing comparative legal research.

Nancie was elected President of the MYB Board of Directors in 2014.