Chief of the DOJ's Antitrust Division in New York Joins BakerHostetler

With nearly two decades at the Department of Justice, Jeffrey Martino brings senior-level investigation and prosecution experience in international cartel and complex fraud matters.

Press Releases / September 5, 2019

NEW YORK – Sept. 5, 2019 – BakerHostetler has announced that Jeffrey D. Martino, chief of the Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust Division in New York for the past five years, has joined the firm as a partner. Based in the New York office, Martino is the second major addition to the Antitrust and Competition team in recent months, following Marc Schildkraut, former assistant director with the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition, in Washington, D.C. Martino will also serve as part of the firm’s White Collar, Investigations and Securities Enforcement and Litigation team.

Martino served at the DOJ for 17 years, many of those in senior leadership positions. As head of the Antitrust Division’s New York office, he oversaw investigations and prosecutions of individuals and corporations in price fixing, bid rigging and customer allocation matters.

Prior to his role at the Antitrust Division, Martino was chief of the Financial Crime and Public Integrity Section for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the District of Arizona. In this role, he supervised the investigation and prosecution of more than 200 individuals and corporations in securities and investment fraud, public corruption, civil rights crimes, identity theft, money laundering, and crimes involving mortgage, procurement, tax and healthcare fraud.

During his time at both the Antitrust Division and the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Martino served on several interagency teams and collaborated with domestic and foreign agency leaders to coordinate law enforcement efforts in the U.S. and abroad in prosecutions of financial market manipulation and international corruption.

Martino led several investigations of businesses entering into no-poach agreements, stemming from the DOJ’s Antitrust Guidance for Human Resource Professionals. He was also involved in several investigations that contributed to the department’s approach in considering a company’s compliance policies during prosecutions and sentencing for criminal actions.

“Jeff is the second strategic addition over the past several weeks to our nationally recognized and growing antitrust team,” said Carl W. Hittinger, BakerHostetler’s Antitrust and Competition Practice team leader. “He brings significant experience that will bolster our capabilities related to both antitrust criminal defense and antitrust civil prosecution and defense.”

“Jeff has had a distinguished career at the DOJ, and we are fortunate to have him join our firm to strengthen our already broad team of experienced former federal prosecutors,” said George A. Stamboulidis, co-leader of BakerHostetler’s national White Collar, Investigations and Securities Enforcement and Litigation team. “His experience in investigations, litigation and trial work on complex domestic and international matters will be an immense benefit for BakerHostetler and our clients.”

“It has become increasingly common for complex cartel cases to be followed by related civil matters. Jeff has hands-on experience on the prosecution side, and his insights will prove invaluable for clients facing litigation as well as those hoping to avoid it,” said W. Ray Whitman, chair of the firm’s national Litigation Group.

“BakerHostetler’s deep antitrust and white collar bench makes it an ideal landing spot as I enter private practice,” said Martino. “I have been fortunate in my tenure at the DOJ to have worked across many different areas, and my international cartel work combined with experience in the U.S. Attorney’s Office on complex fraud cases gives me a unique perspective on a multitude of criminal matters.”

Martino received his B.S. from Oklahoma City University, his M.P.A. from the University of Nebraska, and his J.D. from the City University of New York, School of Law, where he was managing editor of the New York City Law Review. He is a frequent speaker to corporate counsel and third-party consulting firms on domestic and international topics related to corporate compliance, enforcement developments and international collaboration among regulatory agencies. Among many other honors, Martino was the 2016 recipient of the Attorney General Award for Distinguished Service and the 2015 Assistant Attorney General Award of Distinction.

BakerHostetler’s Litigation Group consists of more than 360 attorneys across the firm’s 14 offices nationwide. With its roster of litigators that include former prosecutors, veteran civil trial lawyers and former government enforcement officials, including 18 lawyers formerly with the DOJ, the firm’s clients benefit from a team that can successfully represent them in nearly any type of case and proceeding. The Antitrust and Competition Practice team includes more than 40 lawyers across the country and is recognized for thoughtful, practical strategies focused on positioning clients for success in the most crucial matters. Additionally, BakerHostetler is one of the few firms in the country that successfully defends large-scale class action antitrust matters, including taking those cases to trial and through appeal. The firm’s White Collar Defense and Corporate Investigations team comprises some of the country’s most experienced and seasoned lawyers, many of whom have served as former federal and state prosecutors and Securities and Exchange Commission enforcement attorneys.

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