Martin T. Wymer

Partner

Cleveland
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"Martin Wymer is 'a very solid attorney and one of the best case managers on the planet.'"

— Chambers USA 2015

Overview

Marty Wymer is a trial lawyer who represents companies in high-stakes, complex employment litigation, including wage and hour and discrimination class actions, executive termination disputes, and cases brought by corporate whistleblowers. Marty has successfully represented businesses throughout the country at both the trial and appellate levels in a wide range of industries, with particular emphasis in the information technology (IT) and financial services sectors.

Marty is ranked in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in Labor & Employment and has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America© since 2006.

Select Experience

  • Served as lead counsel for leading global information technology companies in a series of national, hybrid collective and class actions involving state and federal wage and hour claims brought on behalf of thousands of employees involved in sophisticated information technology roles.
  • Defeated the class certification of a proposed class of more than 700 California-based, highly technical IT employees of a Fortune 50 global technology company.
  • Represented an industry-leading IT outsourcing company in a wage and hour class action brought on behalf of 600 highly technical California-based employees, obtaining summary judgment as to part of the class, then defeating certification as to the remaining class members.
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Experience

  • Served as lead counsel for leading global information technology companies in a series of national, hybrid collective and class actions involving state and federal wage and hour claims brought on behalf of thousands of employees involved in sophisticated information technology roles.
  • Defeated the class certification of a proposed class of more than 700 California-based, highly technical IT employees of a Fortune 50 global technology company.
  • Represented an industry-leading IT outsourcing company in a wage and hour class action brought on behalf of 600 highly technical California-based employees, obtaining summary judgment as to part of the class, then defeating certification as to the remaining class members.
  • Has successfully tried numerous discrimination and/or wrongful termination cases in a variety of jurisdictions and forums, including wrongful termination cases brought by terminated senior executives of a global high-end management consulting firm following a corporate reorganization.
  • Has successfully defended claims brought by purported corporate whistleblowers in the IT, energy, defense and financial services industries.

Recognitions and Memberships

Recognitions

  • The Legal 500 United States (2019)
    • Recommended in Labor and Employment Disputes (including collective actions): Defense
  • Chambers USA: Labor & Employment in Ohio (2010 to 2020)
    • Band 4 (2010 to 2020)
  • The Best Lawyers in America© (2006 to Present)
    • Ohio: Employment Law – Management
    • Ohio: Labor Law – Management
    • Ohio: Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Ohio "Super Lawyer" (2005 to 2020)

Memberships

  • ACI National Wage & Hour Class Action Forum: Co-Chair (2012 and 2013)
  • American Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Michigan Bar Association
  • Cleveland Bar Association

Community

  • Easter Seals Northern Ohio: Chairman of the Board of Directors
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland: Board of Directors
  • ALS Association Northern Ohio Chapter: Board of Directors
  • British-American Chamber of Commerce, Cleveland Chapter: Honorary Board Member

Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • Michigan, 1990
  • Ohio, 1984

Education

  • J.D., The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law, 1984, with honors
  • B.A., University of Cincinnati, 1980, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Blog

In The Blogs

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Employment Class Action Blog
Who Is ‘Engaged in Commerce’ Under FAA Section 1? Not Food Delivery Drivers
August 7, 2020
Certain Grubhub Inc. delivery drivers brought two putative collective and class actions asserting that they were misclassified as independent contractors, resulting in both federal and state wage and hour violations. The drivers – who...
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Employment Class Action Blog
Arbitrator’s Joke Not Sufficient to Vacate Award in Putative Antitrust Class Action
August 5, 2020
A poor joke and unsubstantiated hero worship were insufficient to overturn an arbitrator’s award in favor of Travis Kalanick and Uber Technologies Inc., according to U.S. District Judge Jed S. Rakoff. In an Aug. 3 memorandum and order...
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Employment Class Action Blog
D.C. District Court Refuses to Issue Preliminary Injunction Against Alleged Retaliation in Sex Discrimination Class Action
By Gregory V. Mersol
July 29, 2020
In the 1991 movie “Silence of the Lambs” and the book on which it was based, FBI trainee Clarice Starling is tasked with working with the now-infamous Hannibal Lector to find a serial killer. That movie won a Best Actress Oscar for Jodie...
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Employment Class Action Blog
New Jersey Supreme Court Requires Delivery Drivers to Arbitrate Regardless of FAA Transportation Workers Exemption
By John B. Lewis
July 16, 2020
As we noted in our June 10, 2019 blog post, many have questioned whether state arbitration laws could be applied when some transportation workers are held to be exempt from the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) based on Section 1 of that act...
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Employment Class Action Blog
Ninth Circuit Finds No Right of Contribution or Indemnity Under the FLSA
By Gregory V. Mersol
July 6, 2020
Joint or single employer liability has gotten a lot of attention in recent years, where a company is held responsible for the employment obligations of a sufficiently interrelated contractor or corporate entity. Our sister blog, the...
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