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Martin Klotz

Martin Klotz

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

New York, NY, USA


Martin Klotz is a partner in the Litigation Department of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP in New York. Mr. Klotz specializes in white-collar criminal matters and securities regulation and litigation. His commercial practice has a particular emphasis on SEC and other securities industry matters.

Among others, Mr. Klotz’s clients include numerous hedge funds and investment advisors. He regularly provides advice on grand jury and SEC investigations of alleged financial offenses.

Prior Experience

From 1988 through 1991 Mr. Klotz served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, working in the Narcotics and Securities and Commodities Fraud Units, and trying 16 cases to verdict. He began his legal career at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison. Mr. Klotz’s non-legal experience includes serving as Special Assistant to the Mayor and the Superintendent of Schools, New Haven, Connecticut, for various public education issues (1976- 81) and Visiting Lecturer in Philosophy at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut (1976-78).

Selected Significant Matters

  • Secured the release, on a petition for a writ of habeas corpus, of an individual improperly convicted of second degree murder
  • Represented hedge fund in major civil RICO litigation
  • Obtained a $1.8 million jury verdict for hedge fund against a telecommunications company for failure to honor an extension of the expiration date of a warrant Represented hedge funds and other investing advisory clients in numerous regulatory investigations of trading activities
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