Martha Van Oot

Shareholder
Portsmouth,  NH  U.S.A.
Phone603-559-2735

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Practice Areas

  • Corporate Governance and Internal Investigations
  • General Employment Litigation
  • Non-Competes and Protection Against Unfair Competition
  • Construction
  • Education
  • Financial Services
  • Professional Services
  • Retail
 
University Middlebury College, B.A., 1975 Phi Beta Kappa Highest honors in English Literature
 
Law SchoolNortheastern University School Of Law, J.D., 1978
 
Admitted1978, Massachusetts and U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts; 1980, New Hampshire and U.S. District Court, District of New Hampshire; 2005, Vermont and U.S. District Court, District of Vermont; U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
 
Memberships 

Professional Associations and Activities

•American Arbitration Association, Arbitrator
•American Bar Association
•American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow; Chair, State Committee (2004-2006)
•American Law Institute
•Federal District Court Mediation Panel Member
•New Hampshire State Bar Association, Former President and Member of Board of Governors
•New Hampshire Supreme Court Board of Bar Examiners
•New Hampshire Supreme Court Professional Conduct Screening Committee, Member; Former Chair
•New Hampshire Bar Foundation, Fellow; Former Vice-Chair and Member of Board of Directors
•Vermont State Bar Association

 
BornMidland, Michigan, November 13, 1951
 
Biography

Martha Van Oot is a Shareholder in the Portsmouth, New Hampshire, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. A former prosecutor in the New Hampshire Attorney General's Office, she has extensive trial experience in state and federal court with an emphasis on employment and commercial litigation, including the defense of discrimination, wage and hour and wrongful termination claims, the enforcement of non-competition and trade secret agreements, and business tort litigation.

Ms. Van Oot has argued numerous cases before the New Hampshire Supreme Court and the First Circuit Court of Appeals. She frequently serves as a panelist on employment, trial practice and ethics for continuing legal education programs, and as a mediator for the federal district court and the New Hampshire Commission for Human Rights. She is a former adjunct professor at Vermont Law School and the University of New Hampshire School of Law.

Honors and Recognitions

•Benchmark Litigation (Recognized in Commercial Litigation and Top 250 Women in Litigation)
•Litigation Counsel of America, fellow
•New Hampshire Women's Bar Association, Marilla Ricker Award Martha Van Oot

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

•Campaign for Legal Services Leadership Council
•Friends of Norris Cotton Cancer Center, Former Chair and Board of Directors Member
•Granite United Way, Former Vice-Chair and Board of Directors Member
•New Hampshire Endowment for Health, Former Board of Directors Member
•New Hampshire Human Rights Commission, Volunteer Mediator

Publications

May 28, 2013

Amendments to Vermont Equal Pay Law Afford Additional Protections to Employees

May 28, 2013

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin on May 14, 2013, approved amendments to the state's equal pay law to promote gender pay equity and foster more “family friendly” workplaces by protecting employees who share wage information with their co-workers and by requiring employers to consider requests for flexible work...

In the News

May 19, 2015 Chambers & Partners

Jackson Lewis Attorneys Ranked in 2015 Chambers USA Guide

May 19, 2015

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (May 19, 2015) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country's largest and fastest-growing workplace law firms, is pleased to announce the firm and 62 of its attorneys have been recognized in the 2015 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, a prestigious annual guide ranking...

August 7, 2012 Jackson Lewis

Van Oot Joins Jackson Lewis in Portsmouth

August 7, 2012

PORTSMOUTH, NH (August 7, 2012) - Jackson Lewis LLP, one of the country's largest and fastest-growing workplace law firms, is pleased to announce Martha (“Marty”) Van Oot has joined the firm's Portsmouth office as Partner. Ms. Van Oot brings to Jackson Lewis over 30 years of experience as a trial attorney,...

 
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Martha Van Oot

100 International Drive, Suite 363
PortsmouthNH 03801




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