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Michael Martinez

Mayer Brown LLP

New York, NY, USA

Michael Martinez is a partner in Mayer Brown's New York office and a member of the Litigation & Dispute Resolution and White Collar Defense & Compliance practices. Previously, he was the executive assistant US Attorney in the US Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey, the office’s third-highest ranking position.

Michael's decade-long career with the US Attorney’s Office in New Jersey included two terms of duty. From 2000 to 2008, he worked in the office’s Appeals Division, Government Fraud Unit, and Securities and Health Care Fraud Unit, then served as acting chief of the Terrorism Unit. During this time, he wrote appellate briefs in more than 50 cases, argued before the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in 10 cases, and successfully tried numerous cases, including the case against Walter Forbes, former chairman of Cendant Corporation, which resulted in a 12-year sentence for the largest accounting fraud of the 1990s.

In 2008, Michael joined a prominent firm in New York as a special counsel, representing individuals and corporations in a variety of criminal and civil investigations. In 2010, he returned to the US Attorney's Office, where he was responsible for reorganizing, developing, and managing the office's white collar programs, particularly, the health care fraud, securities fraud, and cybercrime programs. He supervised more than 140 attorneys in all criminal and civil cases brought by the office and coordinated with partner investigative agencies, such as the FBI, HHS, IRS, and the SEC, as well as the US Justice Department's Civil Division and various State Attorney General's Offices.

Earlier in his career, Michael clerked for The Honorable Samuel A. Alito, Jr., in the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

  • Yale Law School, JD, 1995
  • Brown University, BA, magna cum laude, 1992; Phi Beta Kappa
  • New Jersey, 2012
  • New York, 1997
  • US District Court for the Southern District of New York, 2000
  • US District Court for the Eastern District of New York, 2000
  • US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 2000
  • US District Court for the District of New Jersey, 2012
News & Publications
  • "Mayer Brown Adds Veteran NJ Federal Prosecutor To NY Team," Law360, 12 April 2013
  • "Mayer Brown strengthens New York White Collar group with addition of former AUSA Michael Martinez," 9 April 2013
  • "Minimizing Global Fraud and Abuse Risk When Adhering to Increasing Stringent FCPA and Bribery Act Mandates," American Conference Institute’s Thirteenth National Forum on Fraud and Abuse in the Sale and Marketing of Drugs: Reducing Legal Risks and Strengthening Compliance Efforts in the Face of Unprecedented Government Scrutiny, New York, NY, March 2013
  • "Federal Enforcers Pricing and Reimbursement Update," American Conference Institute’s Eleventh Annual In-House Counsel and Pricing Executive Forum on Government Regulation of Prescription Drug Pricing, New York, NY, February 2013
  • "What Your Data Tells Enforcers: Updating Compliance Protocols Based on Anticipated Enforcement Priorities," American Conference Institute’s Fourth Annual Forum on Physician Payments Disclosure and Aggregate Spend, New York, NY, October 2012
  • "Corporate Internal Investigations: Nuts, Bolts and Special Problems, Including the Attorney-Client Privilege," C. Willard Heckel Inn of Court at Rutgers School of Law, Newark, NJ, September 2012
  • "Being the Focus of a Government Investigation," Seton Hall Law, Health Care Compliance Certification Program, Newark, NJ, June 2012
  • "Recent Developments in Federal Health Care Fraud Enforcement and the Value of Compliance and Cooperation," Seton Hall Law, Health Care Compliance Certification Program, Newark, NJ, June 2012
  • "Handling Parallel Criminal and Civil Investigations: Navigating the Waters in the Wake of Citigroup," C. Willard Heckel Inn of Court at Rutgers School of Law, Newark, NJ, May 2012
  • "Federal Health Care Fraud Enforcement in the District of New Jersey," Center for Research in Crime and Justice, New York University School of Law, New York, NY, February 2012
  • "Lawyers in the Cross-Hairs: When Legal Advice Exposes Counsel to Criminal Charges and Civil Enforcement Remedies," American Bar Association, Sixth Annual National Institute on Securities Fraud, New Orleans, LA, November 2011
  • "Enforcement Update: Recent Insider Trading Enforcement and Investigations," IQPC Seventh Securities and Litigation Enforcement Summit, New York, NY, October 2011
  • "Increased Transparency, Increased Enforcement: Building Anticipated Enforcement Priorities into Your Business Model," American Conference Institute’s Third Annual Form on Physician Payments Disclosure & Aggregate Spend, New York, NY, October 2011
  • "SEC and DOJ Investigations after Dodd-Frank: Are Paid Whistleblowers a Game Changer?," American Conference Institute’s Advanced Forum on Whistleblower Enforcement and Compliance, March 2011

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