September 14, 2007
Ann Marie Marciarille has joined McGeorge's Capital Center for Government Law and Policy as its AARP Health and Aging Policy Research Fellow. She will work with Professor Ned Spurgeon, the director of the center's Institute of Health and Aging Law and Policy and holder of the Gordon D. Schaber Chair.
Marciarille is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Amherst College and an honors graduate of Harvard Law School. She previously served as a deputy attorney general in the Antitrust Division of the California Attorney General's Office where she was involved in tobacco litigation and developed special expertise in both pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, handling complex litigation while also advising state agencies and undertaking legislative analysis and advocacy on important pending bills. She began her career in Massachusetts representing the disabled and elderly as a staff attorney at both the Disability Law Center and Cambridge and Somerville Legal Services. She co-coordinated the legal outreach project for the Pension Rights Center in Washington, DC for two years before moving to California.
McGeorge's Health and Aging Institute has been awarded a one-year, renewable contract by AARP-California to provide interested stakeholders and policymakers with independent, objective legal and policy research, analysis and education on important California law and aging issues. Initially, the primary focus will be on issues and options relating to long overdue reform of California's publicly financed long-term care services to allow the services to be delivered in a cost effective manner in the most appropriate setting, including community and home-based settings.