Martin’s practice focuses on white-collar criminal defense and regulatory enforcement matters, corporate monitorships, public corruption matters, forfeiture proceedings, antitrust matters, internal corporate investigations, particularly in connection with potential violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), as well as counseling clients on issues relating to export controls and trade sanctions administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control at the U.S. Department of the Treasury (OFAC). Martin also has broad experience representing financial institutions and other entities in complex commercial litigation and appellate matters before federal and state courts.
Martin has led large-scale, cross-border FCPA investigations in the oil and gas, energy, mining and the defense sectors, among others. His investigations work has involved a number of international jurisdictions, including Italy, China, Thailand, Brazil, Peru, Russia, Nigeria, Guinea, the United Kingdom, and the Middle East. Martin has been retained by individuals, companies, company boards of directors, and subcommittees of boards of directors.
Martin also advises companies on compliance issues under the FCPA, including assessing, drafting, and implementing corporate compliance programs and has extensive experience in conducting FCPA due diligence and advising on other FCPA risks in the context of mergers and acquisitions, including issues concerning successor liability.
Martin is recognized as a leading practitioner in the area of white collar defense. Chambers USA has described him as offering “strong cross-border regulatory capabilities.” Clients describe him as “strategic,” noting his ability to “read a situation and manage it well.”
Prior to joining Cozen O'Connor, Martin was a partner in the New York office of a national law firm. Before entering private practice, he clerked for the Honorable Robert C. Chambers, U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia.