Beyond Brooke — advancing the cause of elder justice
Beyond Brooke — advancing elder justice

Publications and testimony

Affiliations and projects

Age of fraud: are seniors more vulnerable to financial scams? Interview with David Brancaccio, Marketplace, as part of a year-long investigation. May 16, 2019

‘The Ultimate Betrayal’: Grandson of Victim Explains Signs of Elderly Financial Abuse. Interview by Mark Rumsey with Philip Marshall. WFAE 90.7 Charlotte, NC. October 23, 2018. 

Philip C. Marshall. ​ Viewpoint: Supporting justice for elders . Mount Desert Islander. August 16, 2018 . Event (August 29, 2018). 

Marshall, Philip C. and Mary Joy Quinn. ​​ Undue Influence Revisited Voices of Experience. Senior Lawyers Division, American Bar Association. Vol. 2 Issue 5. May 2017.  

Breckman, Risa and Marshall, Philip C. When Helping Hurts Huffington Post. March 20, 2017. 

Testimony (oral and ​ written ) before the New York State Senate Standing Committee on Aging and New York State Assembly Standing Committee on Aging . Public hearing on Education, Awareness and Prevention of Elder Abuse , February 28, 2017.   

Letter to Governor Cuomo , re: Part AA of Senate bill 2008 / Assembly bill 3008 Financial Exploitation of Vulnerable Adults. February 14, 2017. 

Breckman, R., Burnes, D., Ross, S., Marshall,  P.C., Suitor, J.J., Lachs, M.S. & Pillemer, K. (2017). When Helping Hurts: Nonabusing Family, Friends, and Neighbors in the Lives of Elder Mistreatment Victims . The Gerontologist, in press.
Marshall, Philip C. Written testimony for the record, Trust Betrayed: Financial Abuse of Older Americans by Guardians and Others in Power Special Committee on Aging,    
United States Senate. Hearing, November 30, 2016; Written testimony, December 9, 2016. PDF file

Marshall, Philip C.  Elder ​ Justic e Philanthropy Enters a New Age . Philantopic, Philanthropy News Digest, September 19, 2016. 

Building Communities to Fight Elder Financial Exploitation. NASAA 2016 Annual Conference, ​​ North American Securities Administrators Association , Providence, RI. September 13, 2016. Investor Education Session, Speaker.  Medium Huffington Post

Marshall, Philip C. Responding to Elder Abuse: Catalyzing self and society to act. Medium,   Huffington Post.

Marshall, Philip C. Let's Start Talking About Elder Abuse, and Then Act. Medium,   Huffington Post . June 28, 2016. 

Comments on the proposed rule: Medicare and Medicaid Programs: R evisions to Requirements for Discharge Planning for Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, and Home Health Agencies , Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services (CMS), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Docket folder . Submitted to  Andrew M. Slavitt, Acting Administrator, January 4, 2016.
Marshall, Philip. Beyond Brooke: Brooke Astor and the Cause of Elder Justice . (PDF file) Bifocal: A Journal of the Commission on Law and Aging, Vol. 36, No. 3, January-February 2015, pp. 67-71.
Lessons from the Astor Elder Abuse Case , New York City Elder Abuse Center, February 16, 2015.
Broken Trust: Combating Financial Exploitation of Vulnerable Seniors , U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging, testimony ( video : cue to 26:15 minutes , ends at 34:06). February 4, 2015

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American Bar Association The Epidemic of Elder Financial Exploitation: Ethical Traps for Lawyers and Skills Every Lawyer Needs, CLE Showcase Program, American Bar Association, 2014 Annual Meeting, Boston, MA. (Meeting launched the Elder Investment Fraud and Financial Exploitation (EIFFE) Prevention Program , in conjunction with the Investor Protection Trust , and others). August 9, 2014. Guest participant. 

Center for Medicare Advocacy . Advisory Board. Member, 2017 to present. 

Commission for an Age-friendly NYC ,       
Public Safety Working Group . Member, 2016 to present.  Professions Working Group , Finance Subcommittee. Member, 2016 to present.
National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA), National Advisory Board on Elder Financial Exploitation. Member, 2011 to present.  
National Center for Victims of Crime (NCVC), Elder Financial Exploitation National Roundtable, NCVC, hosted by the American Bar Association, Washington, DC. November 18-19, 2014.
National Guardianship Association (NGA), Public Policy Committee. 2015-2016 (committee dissolved).  
National Institute for Elder Financial Exploitation ( NAPSA) , Advisory Board; 
Task Force on Charter, Mission, and Vision. 

Philip Marshall, preserving a legacy in  Making Sense of Alzheimers  

​Philip Marshall turned in his father when he suspected financial abuse of his grandmother, Brooke Astor — “the First Lady of Philanthropy.”

Since then, he’s turned a background in historic preservation into a passion for elder justice. He sat down with Making Sense of Alzheimer’s Dr. Jason Karlawish to discuss his path. ( continued ...)

U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging, testimony.
Video: U.S. Senate. 


Spirit of CARIE award.  Center for Advocacy for the Rights and Interests of the Elderly (CARIE), Philadelphia, PA. April 20, 2016. 

Isabella Horton Grant Guardianship Award (" The Isabella"), recipient (together with Annette de la Renta),  National College of Probate JudgesSpring Conference, Tucson, AZ. May 4, 2012. 
Beryl Goldman (director, ​​​​ Kendal Outreach ) and Philip Marshall (recipents, Spirit of CARIE Award) with Diane Menio, Executive Director, Center for Advocacy for the Rights and Interests of the Elderly ( CARIE ). April 21, 2016. Photograph: Mark Garvin Photo .