Richard A. Martin, a partner in Orrick’s New York office, is a member of the Securities Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement Group. His practice focuses on accountants’ liability, securities and commercial litigation, as well as arbitration and international and domestic white-collar criminal law.
Mr. Martin has been involved in litigation in the state and federal courts of the United States and in Europe for 30 years. His practice has concentrated on international and domestic litigation and arbitration involving securities, accounting and financial services and corporate governance. He also regularly provides advice and assistance in international criminal and civil law matters.
From June 1987 to July 1990, Mr. Martin served as Special Representative of the Attorney General, located at the United States Embassy in Rome, Italy. There, he represented the Department of Justice in Europe and handled extradition and mutual assistance matters. In August 1990, Mr. Martin’s contributions were recognized when he was named “Commendatore al Merito della Repubblica Italiana,” the Italian Legion of Honor.
Prior to transferring to Rome, Mr. Martin served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, from January 1980 to June 1987. Mr. Martin received numerous commendations for his work in the United States Attorney’s Office, including the Distinguished Service Award from the Department of Justice.
International Civil and Arbitration Matters
International Regulatory Proceedings and Investigations
Mr. Martin has conducted internal investigations of numerous multinational Fortune 500 corporations and presented results to corporate boards, U.S. authorities and committees, as well as foreign law enforcement and legislative authorities. He has also represented numerous corporate defendants and individuals investigated by foreign criminal and administrative authorities and in parallel U.S. proceedings, including the following.
Prior to joining Orrick, Mr. Martin was a shareholder at Heller Ehrman LLP, where he had served as Managing Partner and Head of Litigation in the New York office.
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