Ross Martin teaches several commercial law subjects, including Corporate Bankruptcy, The Law of Money (Payment Systems), Contract Drafting, and Secured Transactions. He is a retired partner of Ropes & Gray LLP, where he spent over 20 years representing clients in all aspects of bankruptcy, corporate restructuring, and commercial lending. Martin now teaches full time.
Martin's expertise includes both transactional and litigation matters. Corporate work included acquisitions and secured lending. Martin worked with companies across industries: financial services, consumer products, technology, manufacturing, and energy. His clients included private equity firms, mutual funds, hedge funds, operating companies, and nonprofits. As a trial and appellate lawyer, Martin has conducted bankruptcy-court cases around the US and appeared before the First Circuit, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, and twice in the United States Supreme Court.
Pro bono, Martin represented a prisoner in mental-health-care litigation, the arts-education nonprofit Artists for Humanity, the victims of Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, and the 200-year-old Charles Street AME Church in Roxbury. Before becoming a lawyer, Martin served as a surface warfare officer in the United States Navy.