Nicolas L. Martinez
Bartlit Beck LLP, 2016 – Present, Associate
Cases tried or otherwise taken to judgment
FDIC & Colonial BancGroup v. PwC (Middle District of Alabama)
Represents PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in litigation over the failure of Colonial Bank. At the bench trial on liability, Bartlit Beck obtained an outright victory against Colonial BancGroup and a substantial reduction in claims brought by the FDIC. The FDIC’s remaining claims will be appealed.
Pro Bono Cases
Grant v. Chamberlain et al. (Northern District of Illinois)
Trial counsel for an Illinois state inmate who brought a section 1983 lawsuit based on deliberate indifference to his serious medical needs.
Perkins v. Williams et al. (Northern District of Illinois)
Trial counsel for an Illinois state inmate who brought a section 1983 lawsuit based on unconstitutional conditions of confinement. Case settled favorably shortly before trial.
Thompson v. Vidurria et al. (Ninth Circuit)
Appointed as appellate counsel for California state inmate who brought a section 1983 lawsuit based on deliberate indifference to his serious medical needs. Obtained favorable settlement.
Acknowledgements, presentations, and publications
Pinching the President’s Prosecutorial Prerogative: Can Congress Use Its Purse Power to Block Khalid Sheikh Mohammed’s Transfer to the United States?, 64 Stan. L. Rev. 1469 (2012).
Pulling the Plug on the Virtual Jury: Why Khalid Sheikh Mohammed Should Not Be Tried at Guantanamo by Jurors Sitting in New York City, 65 Stan. L. Rev. Online 47 (2012).
Debt to Society? The Washington State Legislature’s Efforts to Restore Voting Rights to Persons with Felony Convictions, 22 Stan. L. & Pol’y Rev. 329 (2011).