Doreen S. Martin

Doreen Martin’s practice includes white-collar criminal defense, corporate investigations and complex commercial litigation. A former New York State prosecutor, Ms. Martin has extensive trial and appellate experience.

Government Enforcement Actions: Ms. Martin has advised and represented public companies and individuals in civil and criminal government enforcement actions including actions brought by the Securities Exchange Commission, the United States Attorney's Office and the New York Attorney General's Office.

Internal Corporate Investigations: Ms. Martin has conducted internal investigations on behalf of corporate management, audit committees, and special committees of the board of directors for companies in the insurance, retail, financial services, and logistics industries.

Civil Litigation: Ms. Martin handles all aspects of complex civil litigation in federal and state courts including civil RICO actions, securities fraud and products liability defense.

Significant Matters

Currently representing monoline insurer in litigation concerning representations and warranties that were made in connection with the issuance of residential mortgage-backed securities.
Currently representing national restaurant chain in a New York Attorney General investigation involving violations of various consumer protection statutes.
Currently representing electrical supply company in DOJ investigation involving structuring and money laundering offenses.
Currently defending doctor in criminal action brought by DOJ involving Medicare/Medicaid fraud.
Conducted internal investigation for mobile technology company in connection with whistleblower allegations that business unit salesmen were negotiating inappropriate side deals and receiving kickbacks from certain telecommunications carriers.
Conducted internal investigation for national weekly magazine publisher in connection with whistleblower allegations of fraud and embezzlement.
Represented pharmaceutical manufacturing company in civil investigation concerning allegations regarding cGMP violations and conduct involving the Federal Food Drug and Cosmetic Act.
Advised and defended a nonprofit credit counseling company in a class action lawsuit alleging violations of various consumer protection statutes.
Defended former directors and officers of an international manufacturing company in connection with Civil RICO and fraud claims.
Defended the former CFO of a national bank in a class action and shareholder derivative suit alleging securities violations, Sarbanes Oxley violations and common law commercial tort and fraud claims.
Advised and defended an employee of an airline repair company in DOJ investigation involving FCPA violations.
Advised and defended two debt settlement companies in actions brought by New York Attorney General’s Office for violations of consumer protection statutes.
Represented a freight forwarding company in action brought by DOJ for export control violations.
Conducted an internal investigation for a financial services company in connection with federal and state investigations into student loan industry payment practices.
Defended and secured a dismissal in a failure to warn claim against a pharmaceutical company.
Represented Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in the Mirapex litigation.

Ms. Martin is the Hiring Partner in the New York office of Venable. She also serves on the firm’s Pro Bono and Diversity Committees.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Commercial Litigation, 2) Investigations and White Collar Defense, 3) Compliance and Internal Controls, 4) Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and Anti-Corruption, 5) Litigation, 6) State Attorney General Investigations, 7) Securities Enforcement and Compliance and 8) Healthcare
Law School Albany Law School (J.D., 2000)
Admitted Year 2001
Education Hartwick College (B.A., 1997)
Bar Member / Association New York State Bar Association
Most recent firm Venable LLP
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