December 05, 2014

Jenner & Block Partner Craig C. Martin is featured in a lengthy profile in Chicago Lawyer magazine.  Titled “The Jet-Setting Lawyer: As Litigation Co-Chair at Jenner & Block, Martin Juggles a Life of High-Stakes Cases and Civic Involvement,” the article recalls Craig’s days as an undergraduate at Notre Dame and a law student at Harvard, followed by his move to Chicago in 1989 – including the day he arrived, early, at Jenner & Block to launch his legal career. The article describes his 25-year career, representing individuals and high-profile and Fortune 500 companies and co-chairing the firm’s Litigation Department.  It also mentions his civic and community involvement, including his serving on the board and as chairman of the Boys & Girls Club of Chicago. The article quotes Greg Gallopoulos, former managing partner and current senior vice president and general counsel of General Dynamics Corp.; Darryl Bradford, former partner and current senior vice president and general counsel for Exelon Corp.; Andrea Zopp, former vice president and deputy general counsel for Sara Lee Corp. and current president and CEO of Chicago Urban League; and firm Chairman Anton R. Valukas.  With the firm celebrating its centennial this year, Craig offers his hope for the future: “I believe what makes us unique as an institution is our ruthless focus on equality and values, and I don’t want to change that.  I want that to become even more refined and self-defining.  What I want is to continue what I’m doing – high-impact litigation – and to be there for our clients when they have moments important to their business and lives.”