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David Marella '15

Seton Hall Law Alumnus Named to Forbes 30 Under 30 Law & Policy List

David Marella '15 has been named to Forbes 30 Under 30 Law & Policy list. In 2017, the Trump administration's declared a state of emergency on the Opioid Epidemic; behind the scenes was David Marella, a 29-year-old lawyer who managed the senior staff on the White House team. Since the task force, Marella has returned to corporate law at Gibbons PC.

In 2017, Mr. Marella received a presidential political appointment to serve in the leadership role of Advisor to the Executive Director of the President’s Commission, serving in the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, a component of the Executive Office of the President. In that role, he advised Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey, as he chaired the bipartisan President’s Commission on Combatting Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis, which pursuant to an executive order was to study the scope and effectiveness of the Federal response to the opioid crisis and to make recommendations to President Donald J. Trump for improving that response. In addressing the historic health crisis, Mr. Marella collaborated with officials from the White House, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Justice, Department of Labor, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Veterans Affairs, and the National Security Council.

More about Mr. Marella can be found on the Gibbons website.