Lori A. Martin is a partner in the securities and litigation/controversy departments of WilmerHale LLP, where she is resident in the New York office. She represents investment advisers, open and closed-end investment companies, hedge funds, and broker dealers offering investment advisory services in regulatory proceedings and civil litigation. Prior to joining WilmerHale, she was First Vice President and Assistant General Counsel of Merrill Lynch Investment Managers.
Her representative publications include: "Litigation Under the Investment Company Act of 1940," Vol. 2, Chapter 26 Mutual Fund Regulation (Practicing Law Institute, 2011) (Clifford E. Kirsch, ed.); "Supreme Court Endorses Gartenberg, But It's Not the Same Old Standard," WilmerHale Client Alert (April 5, 2010) (with Matthew A. Chambers); "Enforcement Trends and Themes," Investment Management Institute (Practicing Law Institute, 2007-2011); "State Regulators and the Mutual Fund Industry," 39 The Review of Securities & Commodities Regulation 219 (Nov. 15, 2006) (with Cristina Alger); and "Emails and the Recordkeeping Obligations of Investment Advisers," 12 The Investment Lawyer 16 (February 2005).
Ms. Martin’s recent speeches include: “Mutual Fund Civil Litigation: The Year in Review," panel presentation at the Mutual Funds and Investment Management Conference, sponsored by the Investment Company Institute and the Federal Bar Association (Palm Desert, California) (March 29, 2011); "Litigation and Enforcement," panel presentation at the Investment Management Institute 2011 program, sponsored by the Practicing Law Institute (New York, New York) (February 11, 2011); "Litigation Involving Mutual Funds," panel presentation at the Fundamentals of Mutual Funds 2010 conference, sponsored by the Practicing Law Institute (New York, New York) (June 9, 2010); "Mutual Fund Sales Practices," panel presentation at the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association Compliance and Legal Division Annual Seminar (National Harbor, Maryland) (May 7, 2010); One-Hour Briefing: "Jones v. Harris Associates and the Supreme Court's Ruling on Advisers' Fees," sponsored by the Practicing Law Institute (April 20, 2010); "Litigation Horizon," panel presentation at the Investment Company Institute and Independent Directors Council conference on Jones v. Harris: Impact and Implications (Washington, D.C.) (April 14, 2010); "Ethical Decision-Making and Lessons Learned from SEC Enforcement Cases," panel presentation at National Regulatory Services webinar for adviser compliance officers (March 11, 2010).
Ms. Martin graduated with honors from the University of Chicago School of Law in 1988, where she was a member of the University of Chicago Law Review. She graduated with honors from Wellesley College in 1985.