Partner Craig C. Martin spoke at the Legal Services Corporation’s 40th anniversary “Justice for All” campaign event. LSC is the single largest funder of civil legal aid in the country, and the two-day program commemorated the organization’s milestone by bringing together a range of legal, government, corporate and philanthropic leaders to discuss challenges and opportunities facing civil legal aid in America. Participants included, among others, Vice President Joseph Biden; U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia; Valerie Jarrett, senior advisor to President Obama; Solicitor General Donald Verrilli, a Jenner & Block alumnus; current and former White House counsels W. Neil Eggleston, Harriet Miers and Bob Bauer; several senators and representatives; several chief justices of courts around the country; Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and her Indiana counterpart, Greg Zoeller; former Jenner & Block partner Darryl Bradford, now Exelon’s general counsel; and Brackett Denniston, general counsel for GE. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder was a special guest at the closing reception. Craig was a panelist in a session on Tuesday called “The Impact of Pro Bono Lawyers on the Justice Gap.”
The event was held September 15-16, 2014, in Washington, D.C.
Craig Martin is co-chair of Jenner & Block’s Litigation Department and a member of the firm’s Policy Committee. He serves as lead trial and appellate counsel in complex civil and commercial litigation across the country; represents corporations in international arbitrations, cross-border disputes and investigations; and counsels corporate boards of public and private companies, as well as senior officers of public companies, and fiduciaries of pension and investment vehicles.