Former United States Attorney Joins Robbins Geller
Jerry E. Martin, the former United States Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee, agreed to join Robbins Geller in April 2013. While serving as the U.S. Attorney, Martin was recognized for his commitment to the prosecution of healthcare fraud and served as co-chair of the U.S. Attorney General’s healthcare fraud working group. During his tenure as U.S. Attorney, Martin also led high-profile cases involving public corruption, identity theft, civil rights violations and corporate fraud.
Martin will join Robbins Geller’s Whistleblower Practice Group and Healthcare Fraud Task Force. The Whistleblower Practice Group is comprised of former federal prosecutors backed by a team of certified fraud examiners and forensic accountants. Martin brings to Robbins Geller a wealth of experience working with government agencies to unearth fraud and recover money.
As a member of Robbins Geller’s Healthcare Fraud Task Force, Martin will expand the firm’s efforts to expose and eliminate Medicare and Medicaid fraud. The Healthcare Fraud Task Force has had substantial success – recovering $925 million for UnitedHealth shareholders, $600 million for Cardinal Health shareholders, and achieving a substantial victory in the United States Supreme Court on behalf of investors in pharmaceutical companies in Matrixx Initiatives, Inc. v. Siracusano, _U.S._, 131 S. Ct. 1309 (2011). Robbins Geller currently represents lead plaintiffs in healthcare fraud cases involving Pfizer, Health Management Associates, Psychiatric Solutions and Sanofi-Aventis.
Before becoming a federal prosecutor, Martin represented shareholders, employees and consumers in complex civil litigation. Just prior to his nomination as U.S. Attorney, Martin won a jury trial as lead counsel on behalf of food processing workers who were denied overtime payments due under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
“We’re honored that Jerry has selected our firm,” said partner Darren J. Robbins. “He will further enhance the prosecutorial judgment and expertise we bring to bear on behalf of our institutional investor and whistleblower clients.”
Robbins Geller’s successful track record stems from the unparalleled experience, capabilities and talents of its attorneys, including many who, like Martin, left partnerships at other firms or came to Robbins Geller from federal, state and local law enforcement and regulatory agencies (including more than 20 former prosecutors and SEC attorneys). Robbins Geller also includes more than 25 former federal and state judicial clerks, so with Martin as part of the team of preeminent attorneys, even more superior results will be achieved.
“I’m thrilled to join a firm with a record of success and a proven commitment to fighting for victims of corporate fraud,” said Martin.