Wally Martinez

Former Managing Partner at Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

Wally Martinez

Wally Martinez

Former Managing Partner at Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

Biography

Wally Martinez is former Managing Partner at Hunton & Williams LLP.

Overview
Career Highlights

Diageo North America, Inc.
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

RelSci Relationships

701

Number of Boards

3

Number of Awards

5

Relationships
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Chief Legal Officer & Secretary, P&G at Procter & Gamble Co.

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Presiding Partner at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

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Senior Counsel at Dentons

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Executive Vice President, General Counsel at Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

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Former Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary at Macy's, Inc.

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Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University - Law Center

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Executive Vice President & General Counsel Corporate Affairs at The Clorox Co.

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Partner at King & Spalding LLP

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Co-Founder at Thayer Ventures

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Executive Partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

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Wally Martinez
Former Managing Partner at Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
Education
JD
Class of 1991

The University of Pennsylvania Law School, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the law school of the University of Pennsylvania. A member of the Ivy League, it is among the oldest and most selective law schools in the nation. It is currently ranked 7th overall by U.S. News & World Report, and 1st in terms of career prospects by the Princeton Review, a rank awarded also by the National Law Journal based on placement of graduates in top law firms.It offers the degrees of Juris Doctor (J.D.), Master of Laws (LL.M.), Master of Comparative Laws (LL.C.M.), and Doctor of the Science of Law (S.J.D.).

BS, magna cum laude
Class of 1988

Seton Hall University is a major Catholic university. In a diverse and collaborative environment it focuses on academic and ethical development. Seton Hall students are prepared to be leaders in their professional and community lives in a global society and are challenged by outstanding faculty, an evolving technologically advanced setting and values-centered curricula.

Memberships

The New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA) is a voluntary bar association for the state of New Jersey. In June 1899, 74 attorneys launched NJSBA in Atlantic City; annual dues were $5.00.[2] Within the next decade, the Canon of Ethics was adopted by the NJSBA and the Committee on Law Reform, aimed at improving the practice of law and administration of justice in NJ, was formed. Over the years, NJSBA supported the establishment of a Judicial Council to study the problem of an increase in court cases, the replacement of the New Jersey Court of Errors and Appeals with a Supreme Court, and the repeal of Prohibition. In 1945, NJSBA developed refresher courses for attorneys returning from service in World War II, the forerunner of today's practice of Continuing Legal Education. In the 1980s, paralegals, law office administrators and other non-lawyers were welcomed into NJSBA as associate members. NJSBA supports 37 practice-oriented sections to support a diverse spectrum of law practice. NJSBA is the publisher of New Jersey Lawyer Magazine. It shares New Jersey Law Center with the New Jersey State Bar Foundation, the Institute for Continuing Legal Education, the IOLTA Fund of the Bar of New Jersey, the New Jersey Lawyers Assistance Program and the New Jersey Commission on Professionalism.

The Bar Association of the District of Columbia was founded in 1871 and is the third oldest Bar Association in the nation (following the Boston City and New York City Bar Associations). BADC's members play a vital role in our city’s and nation’s advocacy system. The BADC is DC's voluntary bar and seeks to promote civility, justice and collegiality among members of the legal profession in the nation's capital.

The Florida Bar is the integrated bar association for the state of Florida. It is the third largest such bar association in the United States. Its duties include the regulation and discipline of attorneys. As elsewhere in the United States, persons seeking admission to the bar must pass a moral character screening, in this case administered by the Florida Board of Bar Examiners. Admission to the bar includes passing a background investigation, the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination, and the bar exam, which tests both the common law through the Multistate Bar Examination and Florida law through written state essays and state-specific multiple-choice questions. The Florida Bar is home of one of the nation's premier board certification programs. Over 5,000 members of the bar are certified in one or more of 24 legal specialty areas including civil trial, business litigation, labor and employment, and marital and family law. Board certified attorneys must submit to a rigorous peer review process, prove substantial involvement and education in the specialty field, and pass a written examination. The Florida Bar's headquarters building and annex are located in Tallahassee, three blocks from the Florida State Capitol.

Career History
Managing Partner
Prior

Andrews Kurth LLP is a Houston, Texas based international law firm founded by Frank Andrews and U.S. Congressman Thomas Henry Ball in 1902 and later joined by Melvin Kurth in 1913. The firm currently has over 400 attorneys in its offices in major energy, financial, and political centers worldwide, including London, Beijing, Dubai, Dallas, New York City, Washington, D.C., and Houston. The firm is currently led by Bob Jewell as Managing Partner and Thomas Perich as Chairman.

Senior Vice President & General Counsel
2004 - Prior

Diageo North America, Inc. produces, markets and sells alcoholic beverages. Its brands include Smirnoff, Johnnie Walker, Captain Morgan, Baileys, Jose Cuervo, Crown Royal, Tanqueray, Guinness, Chateau and Estate Wines.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
Current

The words "Leadership Council on Legal Diversity" are carefully chosen. Since the formation of the LCLD was announced in May 2009, the group has focused on developing strategies to increase diversity in the legal profession. Just as importantly, the LCLD has brought together the leaders of law firms and corporate legal departments to do that. At the time of the announcement, Rick Palmore, General Counsel of General Mills and former Chair of the LCLD Board of Directors underscored the significance of the effort: "LCLD is doing what no other initiative has done—uniting the legal industry's senior leaders in one organization to address and resolve the enormous diversity challenges in our profession." The Leadership Council on Legal Diversity has, since May 2009, organized a committee structure around four key strategic initiatives. Those initiatives are titled: Strategy & Innovation, Development, Partnerships & Teams, and Pipeline. At a glance, the initiatives will address the following opportunities and challenges: Strategy & Innovation. Research and develop a robust, new analytical tool to give more meaningful, sophisticated insight into the actual diversity of law firms and corporate legal departments. The objective of this committee's work will be to delve more deeply than quantitative measurements and "rankings." Partnerships & Teams. Identify, analyze, and promote successful diversity partnering efforts. The focus is on projects and programs that encourage collaboration between law firms, corporate legal departments, and other organizations with a commitment to diversity. Development. Work to ensure the development of diverse critical talent, creating ongoing programs to allow members to present and learn about successful programs for the development of diverse critical talent. Pipeline. Evaluate and support programs that encourage the entry of individuals of diverse backgrounds into the field of law. The committee will accomplish its objectives through collaboration with organizations committed to a more diverse profession. Taken as a whole, the work of the four LCLD Board committees will support the LCLD's stated goal to ". . .work in partnership to eliminate impediments and provide minorities and women with a full and fair opportunity to perform, to succeed, and to lead."

Political Donations
$2,500
2012

Senator at Office of the Senator from Utah, Mitt Romney

$500
2012

Co-Founder at Women's Leadership Live LLC

$250
2011

Co-Chairman at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Awards & Honors
Admitted to the New Jersey Bar
Admitted to District of Columbia Bar
Court Admission: US District Court, Southern District of Florida
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