Former United States Attorney to Join Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP

Jerry E. Martin Joins Top Plaintiffs’ Law Firm to Focus on Representing Whistleblowers

April 4, 2013

U.S. Attorney Jerry Martin has announced he will be joining the nation’s leading securities firm, Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP (“Robbins Geller”).  While serving as the U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee, Martin has been recognized for his commitment to the prosecution of health-care fraud and served as co-chair of the U.S. Attorney General’s health-care 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 Health-Care Fraud Task Force.  The firm’s 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 Health-Care Fraud Task Force, Martin will expand the firm’s efforts to expose and eliminate Medicare and Medicaid fraud.  The firm’s Health-Care 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).  The firm currently represents lead plaintiffs in health-care fraud cases involving Pfizer, Health Management Associates, Psychiatric Solutions and Sanofi-Aventis.

Martin was raised in Bell Buckle, Tennessee (population 400) and graduated from Dartmouth College and Stanford Law School.  Martin was sworn in as the U.S. Attorney in May of 2010 after being nominated by President Obama and confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

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.

Lanny A. Breuer, who worked closely with Martin as former Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, said “Whether it was prosecuting and dismantling dangerous gangs in Nashville or combating health-care fraud through enforcement actions, Jerry distinguished himself as one of the nation's top prosecutors.  In particular, Jerry made a name for himself pursuing whistleblower claims and I know with the resources of Robbins Geller behind him, he'll be a significant force in that field in private practice.”

“We’re honored that Jerry has selected our firm,” said Robbins Geller’s 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.”

“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.

Known for taking securities cases to trial in order to maximize client recoveries, Robbins Geller is appointed to serve as sole lead counsel by district courts more often than any other plaintiffs’ securities firm.  The firm is responsible for the largest securities class action recovery in history, the largest options backdating recovery, the largest securities opt-out recovery and the largest corporate takeover class action recovery.  The firm also obtained a historic jury verdict on behalf of a shareholder class against Household International, its CEO and CFO after seven years of litigation and a six-week jury trial.

With nearly 200 lawyers in nine offices, Robbins Geller represents hundreds of institutional investors in the United States and around the globe in contingency-based securities and corporate litigation.  The firm has been ranked first in the number of shareholder class action recoveries in MSCI’s Top SCAS 50 every year for the last decade.  Please visit www.rgrdlaw.com for more information