The Legal 500

Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon


Work +617 570 1000
Fax +617 523 1231

Kevin Martin

Work +1 617 570 1186


Partner Co-Chair, Appellate Litigation


Kevin P. Martin is an appellate and regulatory litigation partner and co-chair of Goodwin Procter’s Appellate Litigation Group. Mr. Martin’s practice involves high stakes appeals and trials before federal and state courts and administrative agencies, with a focus on matters presenting complex constitutional and administrative law issues, including questions of federal preemption. He also has extensive experience representing clients intellectual property and commercial disputes, and in internal and government investigations in the United States and overseas.


J.D., 1999 Columbia Law School B.S.F.S., 1996 Georgetown University (magna cum laude)

United States: Dispute resolution


Within: Appellate

Goodwin’s ‘tactical and strategically superior’ team provides ‘great client service, high commercial acumen, quality of work and attention’ in cases involving intellectual property, consumer lending and regulatory matters. Co-chair William Jay obtained a victory in the US Supreme Court for respondents in Star Athletica, LLC v Varsity Brands, Inc. On the courts of appeals level, Jay led a team representing Unwired Planet at the Federal Circuit appeal concerning the scope of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s ability to invalidate patents. Meanwhile, co-head Kevin Martin, who is an ‘excellent writer, advocate and strategist’, is representing the Massachusetts High Technology Council in appellate proceedings challenging compliance of the proposed increase of income taxes with constitutional restrictions on ballot initiatives. The group also assisted Alkermes as the intervenor-appellee at the DC Circuit case Otsuka v Burwell, in addition to representing Hewlett-Packard at the Federal Circuit appeal concerning constitutionality of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s inter partes review; the team successfully opposed MCM Portfolio’s subsequent certiorari petition in the latter. Thomas Hefferon and Brian Burgess are also recommended. Greenberg Traurig LLP’s ‘exceptionally knowledgeable’ group ‘swiftly provides pertinent opinions necessary to make real time decisions’. The team is representing Town of Ponce Inlet in an appeal stemming from a dispute with a would-be developer, who claimed unlawful deprivation of development opportunities. Dale Wainwright, who is ‘persuasive and concise in his argumentation’, represented the City of Lubbock in the Texas Supreme Court case stemming from the city’s water development plan conflicting with underground water rights of Coyote Lake Ranch. Elliot Scherker (Miami), Mark Solomons, Carmen Beauchamp Ciparick (New York) and Susan Phillips Read (Albany) head the practice. Barry Richard splits his time between Tallahassee, New York and Washington DC.

[back to top]

Back to index

Legal Developments worldwide

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to