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David Martinez

David Martinez

Robins Kaplan LLP
  • Business Law, Intellectual Property, Trademarks ...
  • California
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Biography

Mr. Martinez represents a wide range of U.S. and international clients in all forms of dispute resolution and business counseling, with emphasis in the areas of commercial, intellectual property, unfair competition, shareholder and class action litigation, arbitration and mediation. His clients range from individuals to start-ups to Fortune 100 companies in the real estate, retail, fashion, transportation, financial, entertainment, manufacturing and technology industries, and often include Latin-American and other foreign clients interested in developing a presence in the United States.

Mr. Martinez has won a reputation for his fierce commitment to his clients’ interests and to valued legal causes. This commitment has led to significant results for our clients, including recently recovering hundreds of millions in antitrust damages on behalf of a preeminent national retailer, as well as securing the outright dismissal of racketeering claims against civil RICO defendants.

Mr. Martinez joined the U.S. Navy when he was seventeen years old. After four years of honorable service in the U.S. and abroad, he turned to a career in law, graduating cum laude from Southwestern University School of Law, where he served on the Southwestern Law Review. Despite his heavy commercial litigation caseload, Mr. Martinez has found time to represent hundreds of pro bono clients over the last twenty years and serves on the Board of California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc., a public interest law firm championing the rights of the rural poor. He also is a prolific author and frequently lectures on intellectual property and other matters.

During his personal time, Mr. Martinez enjoys hiking, swimming, and skydiving, and loves spending time with his family.

Practice Areas
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Litigation, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Intellectual Property
    Trademarks
    Trademark Litigation
    Antitrust Law
    Arbitration & Mediation
    Business Arbitration
    Entertainment & Sports Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Mass Tort
  • Copyright
Fees
  • Free Consultation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
State Bar of California
ID Number: 193183
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Robins Kaplan LLP
Current
Education
Southwestern University School of Law
J.D.
cum laude 1997, Southwestern Law Review, Finalist-Alternate, Southwestern Moot Court Competition
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University of California at Santa Barbara
B.A.
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Awards
Listed Best Lawyers in America
The Best Lawyers in America
Listed in The Best Lawyers in America (2021-2023 editions)
Leaders of Influence: Litigators & Trial Attorneys
Los Angeles Business Journal
Listed in “Leaders of Influence: Litigators & Trial Attorneys," Los Angeles Business Journal (2022)
Top Trademark Professional
World Trademark Review 1000
Listed as a "Top Trademark Professional," World Trademark Review 1000 (2019-2022)
Southern California Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
Named a "Southern California Super Lawyer," Super Lawyers (2013-2022)
Listed in The Best Lawyers in America
The Best Lawyers in America
Listed in The Best Lawyers in America (2021-2023 editions)
Top Intellectual Property Lawyers
Daily Journal
Named to Daily Journal’s List of “Top Intellectual Property Lawyers.” (2021)
Minority Leaders of Influence: Attorneys
Los Angeles Business Journal
Named to “Minority Leaders of Influence: Attorneys,” Los Angeles Business Journal (2021)
Listed The Best Lawyers in America
The Best Lawyers in America
Listed in The Best Lawyers in America (2021-2023 editions)
Southern California Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
Named a "Southern California Super Lawyer," Super Lawyers (2013-2022)
Top Trademark Professional
World Trademark Review 1000
Listed as a "Top Trademark Professional," World Trademark Review 1000 (2019-2022)
Southern California Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
Named a "Southern California Super Lawyer," Super Lawyers (2013-2022)
Top Trademark Professional
World Trademark Review 1000
Listed as a "Top Trademark Professional," World Trademark Review 1000 (2019-2022)
Southern California Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
Named a "Southern California Super Lawyer," Super Lawyers (2013-2022)
Southern California Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
Named a "Southern California Super Lawyer," Super Lawyers (2013-2022)
Southern California Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
Named a "Southern California Super Lawyer," Super Lawyers (2013-2022)
Southern California Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
Named a "Southern California Super Lawyer," Super Lawyers (2013-2022)
Competition Practice Groups of the Year
Law360
Member of the Antitrust Practice Group recognized on Law360's list of Competition Practice Groups of the Year (2015)
Southern California Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
Named a "Southern California Super Lawyer," Super Lawyers (2013-2022)
Client Choice Award for Intellectual Property – Copyright in California
Lexology and International Law Office
Recipient of the “Client Choice Award for Intellectual Property – Copyright in California,” Lexology and International Law Office (2014)
Southern California Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
Southern California Super Lawyer
Featured in Profiles in Diversity Journal
Profiles in Diversity Journal
Featured in Profiles in Diversity Journal (2013)
Southern California Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
Named a "Southern California Super Lawyer," Super Lawyers (2013-2022)
Rising Star
Law & Politics Magazine
Named a "Rising Star" by Law & Politics Magazine (2007-2008)
Rising Star
Law & Politics Magazine
Named a "Rising Star" by Law & Politics Magazine (2007-2008)
Professional Associations
USC Gould School of Law IP Institute
Current
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Robins Kaplan LLP
Executive Board Member
- Current
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Robins Kaplan LLP
Diversity Committee Member
- Current
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Robins Kaplan LLP
Pro Bono Chair, Los Angeles Office
- Current
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California State Bar  # 193183
Member
- Current
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Publications
Speaking Engagements
Asserting Lease Rights When You Close Stores for COVID-19, Webinar
National Retail Tenants Association
Lessons from the Rock Stars Top 10 Business Development Tools, Corporate Counsel Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Hispanic National Bar Association
The Rise of the Machines: From Chatbots to Robots, How AI Is Reshaping the Business and Practice of Law, Corporate Counsel Conference, San Francisco, California
Hispanic National Bar Association
Important Restructuring and Reorganization Issues in the Retail Industry, Sacramento, California
California Retailers Association
The Role of IP Protection and the Path to Innovation & Progress, Corporate Counsel Conference, Miami, Florida
Hispanic National Bar Association
IP Considerations for Tech Start Ups, San Francisco, California
Spain Tech Center
Websites & Blogs
Website
David Martinez Bio on Robins Kaplan LLP
Website
Robins Kaplan LLP, Premier National Trial Law Firm
Contact & Map
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Telephone: (310) 552-0130
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