Marcella M. Jayne



Marcella Jayne is an associate with Foley & Lardner LLP. She is a member of the firm’s Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice.

In 2017, Marcella worked as a litigation summer associate in Foley's New York office. Prior to that, while in law school, she gained experience working in government offices from the city to the federal level. Of particular note, she received the New York State Bar Association’s 2015 Antitrust Fellowship and was placed in the Federal Trade Commission’s Northeast Regional Office where she worked on merger review and consumer protection investigations and prosecutions. The following year, Marcella interned at the Security and Exchange Commission’s Northeast Regional Office through its student honors program in the Division of Enforcement, where she conducted legal and investigative research assisting in the prosecution of federal securities law violations. 

Prior to law school, following the 2008 financial crisis Marcella was the legal defense coordinator for a nonprofit located in Springfield, MA called “No One Leaves,” that challenged foreclosures by raising underlying mortgage title issues through post-foreclosure litigation. She acted as a liaison between volunteer attorneys working on limited-appearance-representation basis and pro se litigants.


Marcella earned her law degree from Fordham University School of Law, New York, NY (J.D., cum laude, 2018) where she was the Stein Scholar Council President and a staffer on the Urban Law Journal. Upon graduation, she received the following accolades: Adele L. Monaco Evening Division Award, National Association of Women Lawyers Award, The Archibald R. Murray Public Service Award, and the Public Interest Resource Center Student Leader Award for her leadership and commitment to public service.

Marcella received her bachelor’s degree in politics from Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA (B.A., cum laude and distinguished with high honors in the Politics Department, 2013) where she was a Phi Beta Kappa member and a Community Based Learning Fellow.

Professional Memberships

Marcella is a Young Lawyer Committee Member for the New York State Bar Association’s Commercial and Federal Litigation Section and an ABA Young Lawyer Delegate for the State of New York.


Marcella co-authored Chapter III of "The Line of Succession" in the Fordham Law Review report “Fifty Years After the Twenty-Fifth Amendment: Recommendations for Improving the Presidential Succession System.”


Marcella is admitted to practice law in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, and the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.


Podcast Episode 4: Marcella Jayne, Associate
21 July 2020
Foley Career Perspectives