November 05, 2002

Crain's Chicago Business has named Partner Craig C. Martin to its 40 Under 40 list, an honor reserved for leading Chicagoan "up-and-comers" in the fields of business, government and the arts.  "The youngest member of Jenner & Block's management committee, Craig C. Martin deals with some of the law firm's more creditworthy clients:  Chicago's Crown family and its General Dynamics Corp. and Sara Lee Corp.," the profile states.  The magazine notes that Mr. Martin "successfully defended Lester Crown and others in a family trust fund squabble" and quotes Mr. Crown as saying, "He has been the go-to attorney on numerous high-stakes civil cases for a variety of other families and public institutions." 

The Crain's profile cites the litigator's pro bono work, including a death penalty case that he resolved successfully for his client, and mentions that "[a]s head of the firm's hiring committee, he strives to diversify Jenner's ranks and client base."  The magazine also references Mr. Martin's public service as director of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Chicago, and quotes its Chairman Gregory P. Crecos as saying, "His heart and soul is there." 

Mr. Martin recently was named one of the nation's 40 most promising young litigators by the National Law Journal, as well as one of 40 Illinois Attorneys Under 40 to Watch, by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company.