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David Martin advises corporations and other clients in corporate, corporate governance, securities regulation, and transactional matters. He has led teams of lawyers in corporate finance, business combination and other change of control transactions, including public offerings, spin-offs, proxy contests, and tender offers. He counsels boards, senior executives, and investors in a range of governance policies and procedures. His practice also includes enforcement cases before the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), internal investigations, and corporate compliance issues.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Immediate past Chair, Corporate Laws Committee of the American Bar Association's Business Law Section
  • Fellow, American College of Governance Counsel
  • Member, Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance Advisory Board
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Arena Stage
  • Chambers USA, Nationwide Leading Individual, Securities: Regulation: Advisory (2006-2020); Corporate/M&A and Private Equity (2007-2015)   
  • Legal 500 US (2011-2014, 2016)
  • The BTI Client Service All-Star Team (2006, 2010, 2013, 2015)
  • The Best Lawyers in America (2005-2020)
    • Washington Corporate Lawyer of the Year (2016)
    • Washington Corporate Compliance Lawyer of the Year (2013-2014)
  • Washington DC Super Lawyers (2010-2020)
  • Mr. Martin received The James C. McKay Pro Bono Award for his extraordinary commitment to pro bono practice (2018).
  • Washingtonian, Best Lawyers (2009, 2011, 2013)
  • Who's Who Legal
    • Capital Markets (2015) 
    • The International Who’s Who of M&A and Governance Lawyers (2012-2017)