William R. “Billy” Martin
Washington, D.C. Office
1500 K Street, NW
Suite 800
Washington, DC 20005-1209
Direct Number: 202.465.8422
Main Number: 202.737.9600
Fax Number: 410.385.3700
Consistently named one of the top trial lawyers in Washington, D.C. and throughout the United States, Billy Martin
represents large corporations has tried more than 150 cases, many involving large corporations and leading figures in
politics, sports and entertainment that have been covered by the national media. Among his honors, Martin was previously
named one of the nation’s “50 Most Influential Minority Attorneys” by The National Law Journal.
Billy represents large corporations in complex civil and white collar criminal matters before state and federal courts, in
administrative hearings and in arbitrations. While Billy has made a name nationally through his representation in
numerous high profile cases, he has a diverse practice that also focuses on complex civil and white collar litigation before
state and federal courts and in administrative hearings. Billy also has substantial experience with internal investigations
and has served extensively as an Integrity and Ethics Monitor on behalf of government agencies and courts in a variety of
industries. In addition, he is a member of the American Arbitration Association and has experience both representing
parties in arbitration and serving as an arbitrator in private disputes. Billy also served as outside counsel to the United
States House of Representatives Committee on Ethics in connection with its investigation of a Member of Congress.
Before entering private practice, Billy served as a state and federal prosecutor from 1976 until 1980. In 1980 he was
appointed to serve as a Special Attorney in the Organized Crime Strike Force in San Francisco, a position he held for four
years. He then moved from San Francisco to Washington, D.C., where he served as an Assistant United States Attorney
for four years before being promoted to the Executive Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, a position he
held until he left the office to begin private practice.
Affiliations & Recognition:
 President, Washington Bar Association
 National Bar Association
 American Arbitration Association
 American Bar Association
 Washingtonian Magazine’s “Top Lawyers”
 National Law Journal’s “50 Most Influential Minority Attorneys”
 Super Lawyers
 Recognized by Ebony Magazine as a Top Lawyer
 Featured in Black Enterprise as a Top Lawyer
 Legal Times
 Washington Business Journal
 Distinguished Alumni – Howard University
 Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers®: Selected for inclusion in the area of Criminal Defense: White Collar (2007-
2011, 2013-2016)
Bar Admissions:
 Ohio
 District of Columbia
Court Admissions:
 U.S. Supreme Court
 U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit
 U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit
 U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit
 U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit
 U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
 U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
 U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
 U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
 U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
 University of Cincinnati College of Law, J.D. 1976
 Howard University, B.A. 1973
 Commercial Litigation
 Disputes Over Business Dispositions
 Employment Discrimination Litigation
 Government Audits, Investigations & Compliance
 Government Contracts
 Intellectual Property Disputes & Litigation
 Internal Investigations
 Investigations & Internal Compliance Audits
 Investigations & Prosecutions
 Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution
 Litigation & Dispute Resolution
 Suspension & Debarment
 White Collar Defense & Government Investigations
Speaking Engagements:
 “Practice 360º | A Day for Lawyers & Law Firms,” D.C. Bar Conference Center (May 06, 2016).