Chambers USA has ranked Mr. Martin as a top lawyer practicing in Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite in 2012 and 2013, citing market commentators’ description of Mr. Martin as “organized and detail-oriented” with a “creative, practical understanding of commercial realities.”
Prior to joining K&L Gates, Mr. Martin served as the chief legal officer of the following companies: Convera, a public search software and online 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. Mr. Martin was selected as a finalist as a “Top Washington Lawyer” in Technology Transactions from among 400 nominees by the Washington Business Journal.
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.