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Mr. Martin’s clients frequently commend him for his ability to help them properly assess the issues at stake and chart a path forward, and for his relentless pursuit of their objectives.
In recognition of his litigation and trial skills, Mr. Martin earned an award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy from the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. He also is a five-time recipient of the Rising Star award from Super Lawyers for his work in the areas of General Litigation, White Collar Criminal Defense, and Employment Litigation (an honor limited to only 2.5% of attorneys).
Mr. Martin received his law degree, with honors, from Notre Dame Law School in 2004, where he was a member of the national moot-court trial team. He received his undergraduate degree from UCLA in 2000. Before returning to his hometown of Birmingham in 2010, Mr. Martin was a litigator at Dykema in Michigan.
Commercial Litigation Experience
Mr. Martin’s commercial litigation practice is both broad and deep. He regularly represents clients of all sizes, from individuals to Fortune 500 companies, both as a plaintiff’s counsel and defense counsel, and in a wide range of complex commercial disputes, including claims related to the following:
•Breach of contract/breach of warranty
•Construction defects and real property disputes
•Tortious interference and unfair competition
Mr. Martin handles commercial litigation arising in a variety of different industries, including healthcare, banking, construction, and manufacturing, among others.
Corporate Compliance and White-Collar Crime Experience
Mr. Martin is an effective corporate compliance and white-collar criminal defense lawyer who fully understands the threats posed by such high-stakes matters. Mr. Martin has represented individuals and companies targeted in investigations and enforcement actions initiated by law enforcement and regulatory agencies and their affiliates in the U.S. Office of Inspector General (OIG), such as:
•The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)
•The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS)
•The Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
•The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
He also assists companies with internal investigations. Mr. Martin has assisted numerous individuals and businesses in the healthcare industry with investigations and litigation related to the False Claims Act, the Stark Law, and the Anti-Kickback Statute.
Employment Litigation Experience
Mr. Martin has extensive experience litigating employment matters, including representing management interests in disputes and lawsuits involving allegations of:
•Retaliation and violations of whistleblowers' protection laws
•Breach of commissions agreements
•Tort and fraud liability under a respondeat superior theory
•Breach of non-compete and non-solicitation agreements
•Misappropriation of trade secrets
Among recent matters, Mr. Martin secured a trial verdict for a wholesale grocer on a retaliation claim by a former employee and secured summary judgment in federal court on behalf of a construction company facing claims by a former employee for discrimination under the Rehab Act.
•Jones Walker LLP Announces New Partners and Board Members
•Jones Walker LLP Attorneys in Alabama and Mississippi Recognized in the 2016 Mid-South Super Lawyers List
•Martin Featured Speaker at MGMA Meeting
•Dan Martin to Serve as Co-Presenter at Alabama State Bar CLE Event
•Dan Martin to Serve as Moderator for Alabama Bar Association White Collar Crime Committee Event
•Greaves and Martin Obtain Victory for Wholesale Grocer Client at Trial
• Whistleblowers/False Claims: 2018 Update Jones Walker Compliance Seminar, April 5, 2018
• Responding to Civil and Criminal Healthcare Fraud Investigations and Enforcement Activities, October 11, 2017, Marshall County Medical Group Management Association
• Practical Legal Advice for Dealing with Health Care Fraud Enforcement, June 21, 2016, Etowah County Medical Group Management Association
• Best Practices in Defending False Claims Act Investigations and Lawsuits, February 18, 2016
•Jones Walker Annual Birmingham Labor and Employment Seminar, October 8, 2015
• Recent Developments Related to False Claims Act & Qui Tam Actions in the Health Care Industry, August 7, 2015
•Alabama State Bar (Member, White Collar Crime Committee of the Criminal Justice Section)
•American Bar Association
•Birmingham Bar Association
•National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
•State Bar of Michigan
•Leadership Vestavia Hills (Member, Class of 2013)
•Notre Dame Club of Northern Alabama
•St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church
•Vestavia Hills Soccer Club (Youth Coach)
•Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church (Member, Staff-Parish Relations Committee; Member, Day School Board)
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