David Marchick

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David Marchick
David Matthew Marchick

(1966-05-04) May 4, 1966 (age 54)
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EducationUniversity of California, San Diego (BA)
University of Texas, Austin (MPA)
George Washington University (JD)
Political partyDemocratic

David Marchick (born 1966) is an American attorney, businessman, and diplomat who served as the Deputy United States Assistant Secretary of State in the Clinton Administration. As Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Marchick was the chief U.S. negotiator for open skies, an international policy concept calling for liberalization of international commercial aviation industry rules and regulations.

After working as Vice President of Development for the online auction business Bid4Assets, Marchick joined Washington, D.C. based international law firm Covington & Burling in March 2002. In October 2007, Marchick joined The Carlyle Group, a Washington, D.C.-based asset management firm as managing director and its global head of regulatory affairs.[1]

At Carlyle, Marchick launched and supervised Carlyle's sustainability initiatives.[2] He was also active in driving diversity initiatives at Carlyle[3] and in the finance industry, including through his Chairmanship of the Robert Toigo Foundation.[4][5]

Marchick retired from the Carlyle Group in December 2018. He is currently the Director of the Center for Presidential Transition at the Partnership for Public Service, an Adjunct Professor at the Tuck School of Business, and Senior Counsel at Covington & Burling. Marchick hosts the podcast Transition Lab.[6]

Early life and education[edit]

Marchick was born in 1966 and raised in Orinda, California. He attended the College Preparatory School before earning a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, San Diego in 1988.[7] While at UC San Diego, Marchick was student body president.[7] Marchick later earned a master's degree in public policy at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas in Austin, and a Juris Doctor from the George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C.[8]



In 1993, Marchick became the deputy director of presidential correspondence for the then newly elected U.S. President Bill Clinton.[9] Marchick was hired by the Office of the United States Trade Representative in early 1993.[10] In May 1996, Marchick transitioned from being an aide to United States Secretary of Commerce Mickey Kantor to being deputy assistant secretary for trade development.[11][12] As deputy assistant secretary, Marchick traveled to Japan to monitor progress related to a 1995 bilateral agreement on auto and auto parts between the United States and Japan.[13]

In June 1997, Marchick worked to open the Southeast Asian car market to US exports.[14] Marchick's goal was to encourage members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to adopt an open regional approach to selecting suppliers that would conform with World Trade Organization guidelines and allow for economies of scale.[14]

By January 1998, Marchick held the position of Deputy United States Assistant Secretary of State.[15][16] Also in 1998, Marchick led negotiations with China to expand air passenger and cargo services between the United States and China.[17][18]

By June 1999, Marchick held the position of Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Affairs at the U.S. Department of State.[19] Later that year, Marchick and Paul Gretch jointly concluded negotiations for a U.S.-Argentina open skies accord that were initially drafted by staff negotiators.[20]

In October 1999, Marchick announced that he was leaving the U.S. State Department to join the newly formed Bid4Assets, a website for bankrupt businesses to auction off their assets.[21][22][23][24]


After Marchick became Vice President of Development,[24] Bid4Assets began selling assets of bankrupt companies online in November 1999,[25] including domain names of failed dot-com companies to unpaid debt to tangible assets like buildings and art, as well as assets seized by the U.S. federal government.[24] In August 2001, Marchick, along with Bill O'Leary and Phil Fuster, secured $4 million in funding from Hartford Financial Services Group for the Bid4Assets business.[26]

In March 2002, Marchick joined Covington & Burling, an international law firm.[27] At Covington, Marchick began work on international transportation and trade issues.[27] In September 2003, Covington formed a business alliance with Kissinger Associates.[28] In 2006, Marchick co-authored the book, U.S. National Security and Foreign Direct Investment,[29] and focused his law practice on representing companies, such as IBM,[30] seeking approval from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), an inter-agency committee of the United States Government that reviews the national security implications of foreign investments in U.S. companies or operations.[31]

By July 2007, Marchick was vice chair of Covington & Burling's international practice and a senior adviser to Kissinger Associates.[32] Four months later, on October 22, Marchick joined The Carlyle Group, a Washington, D.C. based global asset management firm specializing in private equity. Marchick was hired for the newly created position of managing director of Carlyle's regulatory affairs.[1] As a managing director, Marchick was responsible to Carlyle's co-founders for regulatory issues in countries where Carlyle operates.[1] By June 2011, Marchick, Head of Global External Affairs and overseer of the firm's regulatory, communications and sustainability strategy, was part of Carlyle's Operating Committee that works as a day-to-day body to provide strategic direction to Carlyle's founders.[33] As of October 2012, he became a member of the company's Management Committee.[34]

Marchick was awarded the "Solidarity and Appreciation Award" by the United Steelworkers.[35][36]

Marchick retired from the Carlyle Group in December 2018.[37] He is currently the Director of the Center for Presidential Transition at the Partnership for Public Service, an Adjunct Professor at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, and Senior Of Counsel at the law firm Covington & Burling. As Director of the Center for Presidential Transition, he worked on a non-partisan basis on the Presidential Transition of 2020.[38][39]

He serves on the National Council of the National Park Foundation[40] and the governing council for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.[41]


  • National Park Foundation, National Council [42]
  • UC San Diego Foundation, Board of Trustees [43]
  • Holocaust Memorial Museum, Member, Council (Board of Trustees)[44]
  • Robert F. Toigo Foundation, Former Chairman of the Board of Directors [45]
  • Dartmouth University, Adjunct Professor, Tuck School of Business [46]
  • Transition Lab Podcast, Host [6]

Selected publications[edit]

  • Marchick, David Matthew (2006). U.S. National Security and Foreign Direct Investment. 978. Peterson Institute for International Economics. ISBN 0881323918.[29]
  • David Marchick and Matthew Slaughter (June 2008). Global FDI Policy: Correcting a Protectionist Drift. 34. Council on Foreign Relations. ISBN 978-0876094075. Retrieved October 28, 2012.
  • Marchick, David; Antholis, William (September 30, 2020). "Transitions in Crisis" (PDF). UVA Miller Center. Retrieved November 30, 2020.
  • David Marchick (May 24, 2020). "Ken Burns on Presidential Leadership During a Crisis". presidentialtransition.org (Podcast). Center for Presidential Transition. Event occurs at 38:09. Retrieved November 30, 2020.


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  4. ^ https://www.toigofoundation.org/AnnualReport2017/index.php
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  8. ^ "Weddings And Engagements". Contra Costa Times. November 14, 1998. p. D5.
  9. ^ George Archibald (March 7, 1993). "Generation lapse Untested youth core of White House staff". The Washington Times. p. A1.
  10. ^ "Fiscal years 1994 and 1995 budget authorizations and oversight for the U.S. Customs Service, the U.S. International Trade Commission, and the U.S. Trade Representative : hearing before the Subcommittee on Trade of the Committee on Ways and Means, House of Representatives, One Hundred Third Congress, first session, April 21, 1993". BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON TRADE OF THE COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ONE HUNDRED THIRD CONGRESS FIRST SESSION. U.S. GOVERNME>4T PRINTING OFFICE fi*-144 CC WASHINGTON : 1993. April 21, 1993. Retrieved 19 November 2013.
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  12. ^ James Hannah (November 23, 1996). "Bosnia Seeks Help In Rebuilding Economy One Year Has Passed Since Dayton Accord Signed". Akron Beacon Journal. p. B2.
  13. ^ "U.S. officials to visit Japan to monitor auto accord". Japan Economic Newswire. January 24, 1997.
  14. ^ a b Tim Shorrock (June 11, 1997). "US To Press Asean To Open Car Market". Journal of Commerce. p. 1A.
  15. ^ Dave Lesher (January 8, 1998). "Golden and Global California". Los Angeles Times. p. 1. Retrieved October 28, 2012.
  16. ^ Harry Dunphy (April 13, 1998). "States, cities slap sanctions against foreign powers". Associated Press. Retrieved October 28, 2012.
  17. ^ "US prods China to open up aviation market". Associated Press. December 3, 1998. Retrieved October 28, 2012.
  18. ^ Greg Gordon (January 9, 1999). "Oberstar going to China to lobby for expansion of aviation treaty; Renegotiation of current accord set for this spring". Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN). p. 11A. Archived from the original on June 10, 2014. Retrieved October 28, 2012.
  19. ^ "Modernized Warsaw System Gives Passengers More Legal Clout New Convention also equalizes liability exposure for carriers". Air Safety Week. 13. June 21, 1999. Archived from the original on September 24, 2015. Retrieved October 28, 2012.
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  21. ^ "Internet Tugs On High-Ranking Transportation Official". Aviation Daily. 338 (5). October 7, 1999.
  22. ^ Al Kamen (October 11, 1999). "A Post-Mortem Remedy". The Washington Post. p. A23. Archived from the original on September 24, 2015. Retrieved October 28, 2012.
  23. ^ "Talks to Restart Between U.S. and UK". World Airline News. 9. October 15, 1999. Archived from the original on June 10, 2015. Retrieved October 28, 2012.
  24. ^ a b c William Glanz (July 18, 2000). "Profit in failure Firms auction off assets on line". The Washington Times. p. B7. Retrieved October 28, 2012.
  25. ^ "Dot-coms strapped for cash but not bankrupt of ideas". The Scotsman. April 26, 2000. Archived from the original on September 24, 2015. Retrieved October 28, 2012.
  26. ^ Ellen McCarthy (August 13, 2001). "Bid4Assets Secures $4 Million Funding Round". The Washington Post. p. E5. Archived from the original on September 24, 2015. Retrieved October 28, 2012.
  27. ^ a b "David Marchick Joins Covington & Burling". Aviation Daily. 347 (48): 3. March 12, 2002.
  28. ^ "Covington links up with KWA". The Lawyer. September 29, 2003. p. 4. Retrieved October 28, 2012.
  29. ^ a b Marc Sandalow (March 10, 2006). "News Analysis: Politics, not policy, killed deal on U.S. ports". San Francisco Chronicle. p. A1. Retrieved October 28, 2012.
  30. ^ "Study shows tougher U.S. investment rules". International Herald Tribune (3). January 26, 2007. p. 15. Retrieved October 28, 2012.
  31. ^ Jeremy Pelofsky (March 10, 2006). "US Congress pushes ahead on security review reform". Reuters. Retrieved October 28, 2012.
  32. ^ David Marchick (July 26, 2007). "CFIUS resurfaced". Daily Deal.
  33. ^ Thomas Heath (June 7, 2011). "Major Players, Rising Stars". The Washington Post. Archived from the original on June 11, 2014. Retrieved October 28, 2012.
  34. ^ "David M. Marchick". Team. The Carlyle Group. Retrieved 20 November 2013. David M. Marchick serves as Managing Director and Global Head of External Affairs and serves as a Member of the firm's Management and Operating Committees.
  35. ^ https://www.delcotimes.com/news/united-steelworkers-to-honor-refinery-executives/article_440a247a-a0a8-513f-a0af-50f162e7ccf1.html
  36. ^ https://dealbook.nytimes.com/2013/12/09/labor-lauds-erstwhile-foe-for-one-deal-at-least/
  37. ^ https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/david-marchick-to-leave-carlyle-by-years-end/2018/10/18/8e3542de-d2fe-11e8-8c22-fa2ef74bd6d6_story.html
  38. ^ https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/why-its-critical-for-presidential-transition-to-move-forward
  39. ^ https://www.nbc29.com/2020/11/16/delay-presidential-transition-risks-national-security-national-health-former-homeland-security-secretaries-say/
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  41. ^ https://www.ushmm.org/information/press/press-releases/president-obama-appoints-five-to-us-holocaust-memorial-council
  42. ^ https://www.nationalparks.org/about-foundation/national-council
  43. ^ https://foundation.ucsd.edu/board-of-trustees/index.html
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  45. ^ https://toigofoundation.org/board-of-directors/
  46. ^ https://www.tuck.dartmouth.edu/faculty/faculty-directory/david-m-marchick