Moira Kearney-Marks |

Research Analyst

Moira Kearney-Marks, Research Analyst

Moira Kearney-Marks is a research analyst in the Research Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. She performs legal research and analysis in the areas of corporate resolution authority, public pension plans, and predatory lending laws, and authors reports on her findings.

Ms. Kearney-Marks received her JD from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University and her bachelor’s from Cleveland State University. As a member of the Ohio Bar Association, she is licensed to practice law in Ohio.

  • Fed Publications
Title Date Publication Author(s) Type


April, 2012 Vol. 3, No. 1 Moira Kearney-Marks; Forefront
Abstract: Can the law help fill gaps in public pension funding?



2012-01 Moira Kearney-Marks; Thomas J Fitzpatrick; James B Thomson; Economic Commentary
Abstract: Everyone recognizes the need to have a credible resolution regime in place for financial companies whose failure could harm the entire financial system, but people disagree about which regime is best. The emergence of the parallel banking system has led policymakers to reconsider the dividing line between firms that should be resolved in bankruptcy and firms that should be subject to a special resolution regime. A look at the history of insolvency resolution in this country suggests that a blended approach is worth considering. Activities that have potential systemic impact might be best handled administratively, while all other claims could be dealt with under a court-supervised resolution.