Martin is a veteran trial lawyer with comprehensive, national experience representing companies of various sizes in complex, multi-party commercial litigation concerning a broad array of businesses and industries. Among others, Martin has litigated (and advised clients with respect to) a variety of matters involving contract disputes, business torts, electronic discovery, breach of representations and warranties, purchase price disputes, breach of fiduciary duty, misappropriation of trade secrets, restrictive covenants, defamation, energy law, toxic torts, executive-level employment disputes, and consumer and antitrust class action defense. As an adjunct to his commercial litigation practice, Martin also helps clients to stay ahead of the curve with respect to developing law, technology, and best practices concerning electronic discovery in litigation or regulatory matters, document retention practices, and successfully navigating state and federal requirements pertaining to the preservation and production of electronically stored information (ESI). Martin is a co-chair of the American Bar Association’s Trial Practice/Courtroom Technology subcommittee and an active member of the Sedona Conference Working Group on Electronic Document Retention and Production (WG1) and the Seventh Circuit Electronic Discovery Pilot Program Committee. He is also a published author and frequent speaker in the areas of e-discovery and digital evidence. Most recently, he co-authored Chapter 10: "Authenticity and Admissibility of ESI" of the 2012 edition of the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education's (IICLE) E-Discovery Practice Handbook.
Specialties: Litigation and Dispute Resolution; Alternative Dispute Resolution; Antitrust and Consumer Class Action Defense; Electronic Discovery and Information Governance