Lawyers as Storytellers: A Talk by Matt Martens ('96)

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

12:00 PM

1:00 PM

Classroom 5046

Matt Martens ('96) is currently a partner at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP in DC, where he represents clients in high-stakes criminal and civil matters from investigation through, if necessary, trial. Matt, whose specialty is high-profile securities and FCPA cases, will talk about how to use the facts of a case to frame a compelling narrative, whether in front of a jury, a regulatory agency, or in other tribunals. The New York Times quoted former AG Michael Chertoff as stating that Matt is "really good at explaining things in plain English." 
After graduating first in his class at UNC law and clerking for Judge Sentelle (D.C. Circuit) and Justice Rehnquist (SCOTUS), Matt began a distinguished career in government service. He has served in the Criminal Division of the DOJ,  as an AUSA in W.D.N.C., and most recently as the Chief Litigation Counsel for the Division of Enforcement at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).  He has tried many cases to verdict in courts across the country and has been recognized as an AmLaw Daily Litigator of the Week, a National Law Journal Litigation Trailblazer, and a Law360 Securities Law MVP.
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