Craig C. Martin is the chair of Jenner & Block’s litigation department, which is widely recognized as a litigation powerhouse. He counsels boards and board committees of public and private companies on a variety of sensitive and complicated matters, including internal investigations, unfair competition, antitrust, trade secrets, employee benefits, reductions-in-force, insurance coverage, employment discrimination and harassment and shareholder rights among others. Mr. Martin also leads board and management driven investigations involving various subjects domestically and internationally. He represents a wide variety of clients in the state and federal courts in the US, in international arbitrations and cross-border disputes. Clients seek his counsel on techniques to avoid litigation and manage complex litigation in an economically efficient manner.
Mr. Martin is a frequent speaker and writer on a variety of business and legal topics. He is consistently recognized for excellence and was included in Chicago Magazine’s “Power 100,” a list of the city’s most powerful people. He previously received the Judge Learned Hand Human Relations Award from the American Jewish Committee, for his extraordinary professional accomplishments and dedication to philanthropic and civic endeavors.
Mr. Martin has served as a member of the Board of the Crown Family Philanthropies since 2015. For nearly two decades, he was a member of the Corporate Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Clubs of
Chicago, including serving as secretary, vice-chairman and, most recently, as chairman from 2011-2014.
Mr. Martin also serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the Lyric Opera of Chicago and is a member of the Board of Visitors of the University of Chicago Law School. He is also a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago. Mr. Martin attended Harvard Law School, receiving his J.D. in 1988. While there, he was a member of the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau. Prior to attending Harvard Law School, he received his B.A., magna cum laude, in 1985 from the University of Notre Dame, where he studied economics, government and international relations.