Chambers USA has ranked Mr. Martin as a top lawyer practicing in Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite (Band 3) in 2012, 2013, and 2014 citing market commentators’ description of Mr. Martin as “organized and detail-oriented” with a “creative, practical understanding of commercial realities” who “understands the needs of our business and proactively keeps us informed of matters that will affect our operations. He is a valued part of our team.” Washington, D.C. Super Lawyer – Communications 2014. Mr. Martin was also selected as a finalist as a “Top Washington Lawyer” in Technology Transactions from among 400 nominees by the Washington Business Journal.
Prior to joining K&L Gates, Mr. Martin served as the chief legal officer of the following companies: Convera, a publicly traded enterprise search software and broadband services company, BET.com, LLC (and served as VP and Deputy GC of Black Entertainment Television) and the telecom subsidiary of Capital One Financial Corporation.
Prior to practicing in-house, Mr. Martin practiced in the Washington, D.C. office of an international law firm. He also served as an attorney in the FCC’s Office of Plans and Policy (where he was part of the initial team that drafted the FCC's foundational spectrum auction rules and policies) and in the predecessor to the FCC’s Wireless Telecommunications Bureau.