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Michael Martinez

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Securities Investigations: Internal, Civil and Criminal

Securities Investigations: Internal, Civil and Criminal

Global Investigations Review 2016

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. He was responsible for reorganizing, developing, and managing the office’s white collar programs, supervising 145 attorneys in all criminal and civil cases brought by the office, and coordinating with partner investigative agencies and the US Justice Department’s Civil Division in investigating and prosecuting white collar cases. Under Mike’s leadership, the office established its first-stand alone Health Care and Government Fraud Unit, which secured the convictions of more than 150 defendants and recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in settlements, fines, and restitution. He played a key role in directing the office’s investigations and prosecutions of health care fraud, securities fraud, government-contracting fraud, FCPA, FIRREA, and cyber-security cases. During Mike’s 11-year career with the US Attorney’s Office, he 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. Mike is also an experienced appellate attorney, having briefed or argued dozens of cases before the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Mike graduated from Yale Law School and Brown University, and he clerked for the Honorable Samuel A. Alito, Jr. in the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

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