Elizabeth Martin


Elizabeth Martin focuses on white collar defense, investigations and representation of corporations and individuals in connection with government enforcement initiatives. She represents Fortune 500 companies, large financial institutions and individual executives in front of government agencies, including the Senate’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, Department of Justice (DOJ), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).

A 2003 graduate of the George Washington University Law School, her note: “Correctional Services Corp. v. Malesko: The Supreme Court’s Continued Refusal to Stand Behind Bivens,” was published by the Public Contracts Law Journal in the fall of 2002.


  • Representing a number of senior executives of Fannie Mae in DOJ and SEC investigations into the financial downfall of the company, including representation of senior executives in the DOJ, SEC and other government investigations that were launched in the aftermath of the financial crisis and Fannie Mae's placement into conservatorship
  • Representing an international bank in connection with DOJ and CFTC investigations of alleged collusion in the setting of benchmark interest rates
  • Representing a corporation in connection with a False Claims Act investigation
  • Representing an executive of an international company in connection with a criminal DOJ antitrust investigation
  • Representing Lehman Brothers in a year-long investigation, culminating in a public hearing and detailed report, by the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations of the United States Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs into allegedly abusive equity derivative and stock lending transactions with offshore counterparties designed to avoid U.S. dividend withholding taxes. Lehman’s role in the development, marketing and execution of these transactions was the focus of several front-page articles in the Wall Street Journal.

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