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Professional Profile: Marc Lifset 2016


  • Title: Member
  • Company: McGlinchey Stafford PLLC
  • Location: Albany, NY
  • Birthplace: Albany, NY

Family: My father was a lawyer, a New York State assemblyman, chairman of the New York State Lobbying Commission and a Colonel in the 82nd Airborne Division, among other distinctions.  My brother is a professor at Yale, and editor-in-chief of the Journal of Industrial Ecology.

College: Hamilton College, B.A., Cornell University, D.Jur.

First job unrelated to your current field: National Commercial Bank (now Key Bank N.A.) mailroom

First job in current field: National Commercial Bank, credit analyst

What your firm does now and its plans for the future? McGlinchey Stafford is a full-service law firm with a strong national presence in Consumer Financial Services Litigation and Regulatory Compliance.

Hobbies: Gardening, canine obedience training, music, reading great literary works, working out

Favorite novel: Faulkners’ Absalom, Absolom

Favorite film: “Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life”

Keys to success: Hard work, focus, discipline, perseverance, common sense, consideration for others, a sense of humor, experience

Person(s) you most admire (outside of family): Winston Churchill, Louie Armstrong

If you had to choose a different profession, what would it be?  Computer science