Marshall Sonenshine

Marshall Sonenshine is Chairman and Managing Partner of New York investment banking firm Sonenshine Partners. He is also Professor of Finance and Economics at Columbia University and a frequent Global Finance Commentator on CNBC and Bloomberg Television and author of numerous publications on financial, legal and public affairs. Mr. Sonenshine began his banking career at Salomon Brothers and later became Partner to Paul Volcker and Jim Wolfensohn in Wolfensohn & Company. He served on the leadership team that merged Wolfensohn first into Bankers Trust, where he headed Media M & A and Aerospace/Transportation M & A, and later into Deutsche Bank, where he was asked to serve as Co-Head of M&A.

Mr. Sonenshine has counseled numerous major corporations worldwide including Alcoa, American Express, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Carlyle, Comcast, Conrail, Daimler Benz, Dun & Bradstreet, GE, ING Group, Invesco, KKR, LensCrafters, New York Times, NTT, Prisa, Proquest, Macy’s, Sears, Tata Sons, Viacom, and Walt Disney. He holds a BA, magna cum laude, from Brown University and a JD from Harvard Law School, where was Editor of the Harvard Law Review. He served as Teaching Fellow in Harvard University’s Government Department and Law School, and as law clerk to Hon. Lawrence Pierce of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York. He is Chairman of RosettaBooks, the Harvard Law School Fund, and Mass General’s Center for Law, Brain and Behavior. He is Trustee of Jazz at Lincoln Center and International Center of Photography, member of the Council on Foreign Relations and Emmy award winning Executive Producer of HBO’s The Loving Story.