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Stephen Marcus has over 30 years of experience in commercial litigation.  After practicing law in Washington, D.C. at Covington & Burling and as a partner at Baach Robinson & Lewis, he founded his own litigation and counseling firm in 2004.  He represents clients in business, real estate and partnership disputes, lawyers and law firms on legal ethics issues, and charter schools on all aspects of their operations. His cases have included veil piercing, the False Claims Act, trade secrets, corporate governance, enforcement of judgments, professional malpractice, adverse possession, right-of-first refusal, restrictive covenants, broker commissions, property management, construction defects, breach of fiduciary duties, minority shareholder rights, fraudulent conveyances, and charter school litigation regarding funding and closure.

Mr. Marcus holds a B.A. from the University of Toronto (1974), LL.B.’s from Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada (1977) and Cambridge University (1978), and an LL.M. from Georgetown University Law Center (1985). He is an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center, where he teaches legal ethics.  He is a member of the D.C. Bar Rules of Professional Conduct Review Committee and has served on the Boards of the Jewish Primary Day School of the Nation’s Capital, the District of Columbia Jewish Community Center, the NOMA Parks Foundation, and the Advisory Council of Tzedek DC.  He has also served on the D.C. Bar Law Practice Management Committee and was an instructor at Harvard Law School’s Trial Advocacy Workshop. 

Stephen is a member of the District of Columbia and Maryland Bars. He has received the highest ranking of professional excellence by his peers and is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell. Stephen has been named a Washington, D.C. “Super Lawyer.”

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Sherry Ingram has twenty-five years of litigation experience in complex commercial disputes both in private practice and for a Fortune 50 company. After a clerkship with Chief Judge James L. Edmondson on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, Ms. Ingram joined Williams & Connolly, where she handled cases involving alleged violations of federal securities, antitrust, and environmental laws; corporate governance and officer and director liability; professional malpractice; breach of merger and acquisition agreements; and interference with contract and prospective business relations.  She then served for seven years as an Assistant General Counsel in Verizon’s Federal Regulatory Group. She defended Verizon before the FCC in anti-competition litigation, and investigations into Verizon’s compliance with federal communications laws, and assisted Verizon in advocating its regulatory interests to the FCC and Congress. She also assisted in obtaining FCC approval of Verizon’s merger with MCI and advised and assisted Verizon’s wholesale and retail business units on compliance with FCC rules and regulations and Verizon’s merger commitments. At the Marcus Firm, Ms. Ingram has handled a variety of complex matters, including shareholder, landlord and tenant, and property management disputes, and advising on the regulation of charter schools in the District of Columbia.

Ms. Ingram has a B.A. degree from Samford University and a J.D. from Yale Law School.  She was an adjunct professor at George Mason University Law School for five years where she taught pretrial practice litigation, and has appeared as an expert on a number of panels addressing topics related to FCC litigation, regulation and enforcement.

Ms. Ingram is a member of the District of Columbia and Virginia Bars.


Erica Mueller has fifteen years of litigation experience across a wide range of substantive areas, including complex civil litigation in state and federal courts and white-collar criminal defense and investigations. She has counseled clients ranging from individuals to large multi-national corporations.  After law school, Erica worked as a strategy consultant for the Boston Consulting Group, where she developed strategic recommendations for large corporations in industries including technology, consumer products, telecommunications, and manufacturing. 

Erica subsequently joined Steptoe & Johnson, where she litigated complex federal and state matters and had a diverse civil and white-collar caseload.  At Steptoe, her work included representing a petrochemical company in antitrust class-action and multi-district litigation and the related government investigation, representing high-level pharmaceutical company executives in government investigations, and negotiating a favorable resolution to a class-action lawsuit regarding access to education. 

At The Marcus Firm, Ms. Mueller has litigated a variety of civil matters, including malpractice and breach of fiduciary duty disputes, and advised charter schools in charter revocation and funding disputes.

Ms. Mueller has a B.A. from Yale and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.  She is a member of the Bars of the District of Columbia and California.