Nationally Prominent Trial Lawyer Billy Martin Joins Dorsey's Washington, D.C., Office

WASHINGTON, D.C. - International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP has announced a significant addition to its firmwide Trial Group. Renowned trial lawyer William ("Billy") Martin has joined Dorsey as a partner in its Washington, D.C. office.

Martin, formerly a partner at Howrey LLP in that firm's Global Litigation practice, has consistently been named one of the top trial lawyers in Washington, D.C. In 2008, he was selected by The National Law Journal as one of the nation's "50 Most Influential Minority Attorneys." His litigation practice involves the representation of major corporations and high-profile individuals in connection with federal and state criminal investigations and a wide variety of complex civil disputes, including employment litigation and class actions.

Martin's corporate clients have included Starwood, Macy's, the Eaton Corporation and American Financial Group. He has also represented many individuals from the worlds of politics, sports and entertainment, including NFL star Michael Vick, NBA players Allen Iverson and Jayson Williams and Atlanta Mayor Bill Campbell. He also represented the parents of murdered federal intern Chandra Levy. During the investigation of former President Bill Clinton, Martin served as counsel to both Monica Lewinsky and her parents. He currently represents former Prince George's County Executive Jack Johnson.

Martin served in senior positions in the U.S. Department of Justice before entering private practice. At Dorsey, he will join a number of former Department of Justice officials, including the former U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York, Zachary W. Carter, and the former U.S. attorney for the District of Alaska, Robert Bundy.

Martin is Dorsey's second high-profile acquisition for its Washington, D.C., office during the first quarter of 2011. In January, Dorsey added Thomas Gorman, co-chair of the ABA White Collar Crime Securities Section and a former member of the Securities and Exchange Commission's Enforcement Division, as a partner in its Washington, D.C., office.

Clients have relied on Dorsey since 1912 as a valued business partner. With 600 lawyers in 19 locations in the United States, Canada, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region, Dorsey represents a number of the world's most successful companies from a wide range of industries, including leaders in the financial services, life sciences, technology, agribusiness and energy sectors, as well as major non-profit and government entities.