June 26, 2012

Jenner & Block Partner Craig C. Martin will be recognized by the Harvard Law Society of Illinois (“HLSI”) as a 2012 “Role Model” at a reception on Thursday, July 19, 2012.  Each year, HLSI honors Harvard Law School graduates “who have distinguished themselves as role models in the Chicago Legal Community.”  In addition to Mr. Martin, other 2012 honorees are Scott Bruner, Assistant U.S. Attorney, Northern District of Illinois; Daniel G. Dolan, Chairman, CEO and Co-Owner, Native Foods; Julie Getzels, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Art Institute of Chicago; and Donna Wetzler, General Counsel, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago (formerly Children’s Memorial Hospital). 

Mr. Martin is Co-Chair of Jenner & Block’s national Litigation Department and a member of the Firm’s Policy Committee.  He represents Fortune 500 companies and wealthy families in complex civil and commercial litigation across the country in both state and federal courts and in a wide variety of substantive areas of the law, including attorney discipline and malpractice, civil and criminal antitrust, civil racketeering, civil rights, commercial law, contracts, employment, environmental, ERISA, estates and trusts, financial institution fraud, government contracts, intellectual property, insurance coverage, product liability, shareholder class action and derivative actions, tort and mass tort.

Mr. Martin also represents and has represented indigent clients pro bono in civil matters involving securities fraud, defamation, civil rights and political asylum, and in a number of criminal matters including murder cases in which the state has sought the death penalty.

Mr. Martin has been recognized by Illinois Super Lawyers, Leading Lawyers Network, The National Law Journal and Crain’s Chicago Business.  In 2011, he 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.  He is Chairman of the Corporate Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Chicago, serves on the Board of Directors and as a member of the Executive Committee of the Lyric Opera of Chicago and is a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago, the Chicago Club and the Economic Club of Chicago.

The Harvard Law Society of Illinois is one of the most active alumni chapters of the Harvard Law School Association, serving over 1,500 alumni.