Outside the office, Martin is actively involved in the legal community. He is a member of the California State Bar’s Litigation, Labor and Employment, and Business Law sections. From 2009-2011 he served as co-chair of the Litigation Section’s ADR Committee, which is devoted to educating attorneys and the public about the benefits of alternative dispute resolution and which provides a forum for discussion of ADR issues. He is also a member of The Mediation Society.
Martin is a member of The Board of Trustees of Palo Alto University. He is also active in his synagogue, Congregation Beth El in Berkeley. He is a past president of the congregation and a former member of the board of directors, and a member of several committees. He has also served on the boards of Jewish Family and Children Services in the East Bay and Tehiyah Day School.
“The Eleventh Amendment and State Sovereign Immunity from Suit under Federal Law,” 24 Public Law Journal, No. 2 (Spring 2001)
“Absolute and Qualified Immunities from Suit Under Federal Law,” 24 Public Law Journal, No. 4 (Fall 2001)
“Of Maestro and Marathon: Waiver of the Right to Strike Over Unfair Labor Practices in a Boys Markets World,” 5 Industrial Relations Law Journal 203 (1983)
“Getting the Edge in Arbitration - Fees & 998 Settlement Offers in Arbitration,” co-presenter, March 19, 2015
"Picking a Mediator: What Does the Empirical Data Tell Us?" Co-panelist, State Bar Annual Meeting, October 10, 2013.
"The Sequester Aftermath: A New Dawn for Mediating Government Contract Claims,” ABA Annual Meeting, San Francisco, August 9, 2013 (co-presenter).
“Mediation: Prepare, Present and Produce the Best Results for your Clients,” (co-presenter). State Bar Annual Convention, 2010
“Equity Receiverships”, Receivers’ Forum, 2009
"Co-Owner Disputes: Procedures and Remedies,” 2007 Closely Held Business Conference, California CPA Education Foundation
"Involuntary Corporate Dissolution: A Case Study In Three Acts", Family Firm Institute Study Group meeting, 2007
"Mediation for Non-Litigators", (co-presenter) State Bar Annual Convention, 2007
“Selected Topics in Employment Law,” 2006 Closely-Held Business Conference, CalCPA Education Foundation
"Mediating Employment Disputes", 2006 Employment Practices Conference, California CPA Education Foundation
"Does Your Client Have A Code Enforcement Problem? Assessing, Handling and Resolving Building and Housing Complaints Received From Government Agencies", (co-presenter) State Bar Section Education Institute, 2006
U.S. District Court for Northern, Eastern, Central and Southern Districts of California; Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals; District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals; U.S. Supreme Court
Honors and Awards
Articles Editor, Industrial Relation Law Journal (1981-1982)
Order of the Coif, 1982
Northern California Super Lawyer, 2009-2015